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75 Magnificent Summer Mansions

From a Luxury Desert Oasis to $26 Million Malibu Abodes

— August 14, 2011 — Art & Design
If you find yourself with deep pockets this season, why not go all out and purchase your very own summer mansion? For those of us with less-than-millionaire salaries, these luxurious beach houses, coastal abodes and summer escapes are something worth working up to.

This season summer mansions seem to be opulent alternative to rustic cottage getaways. While many humble people enjoy a simple getaway up north, I have to admit that in a dream world, I'd gladly take a trip to some of these summer mansions.

Implications - Opulence is back in a big way during the summer season as lavish individuals are eager to show off their bounce back from the recent recession. Companies should be especially considerate of the warmer months, as consumers are more willing to spend excessively on products and services that complement summer holidays.
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Glowing Pink Abodes
Glowing Pink Abodes
The 'EvansHouse' by BittoniDesign is a Reflection of the Night Sky
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Luxury Desert Oases
Luxury Desert Oases
Dubai's Giant Pearl is the Perfect Companion Piece to the Burj Khalifa
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73
Cliff-Hanging Abodes
Cliff-Hanging Abodes
Polyhedra by Axis Mundi Lets You Live on the Edge
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72
Stunning Stony Abodes
Stunning Stony Abodes
The Barnes Coy Architects St. Barths Residence is a Medieval Beach House
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71
Angular Aussie Abodes
Angular Aussie Abodes
The DPR House by MCK Architects Features Interestingly Angled Designs
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70
Extravagant Equestrian Estates
Extravagant Equestrian Estates
Tudor Farms is a $30 Million Retreat for Horse Riders and Hunters
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$6 Million Virtual Real Estate
$6 Million Virtual Real Estate
Planet Calypso Player Sells Online Property for $6 Million
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68
Beachfront Bridge Abodes
Beachfront Bridge Abodes
Bknr Arquitectura is Set to Construct a Habitable Bridge in Acapulco
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67
Modern Hobbiton Abodes
Modern Hobbiton Abodes
The SPG Architects Pawling Residence is Fit for Frodo
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66
Colossal Curvacious Cabanas
Colossal Curvacious Cabanas
The Aamer Architects 'Ninety7 @ Siglap' Abode is Full of Twists
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65
Rooftop Garden Abodes
Rooftop Garden Abodes
The Craig Steely Eureka Valley Home Combines Modernity with Nature
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$32,000,000 Party Homes
$32,000,000 Party Homes
The Polaroid Beach House
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63
Luxe Indoor Pools
Luxe Indoor Pools
This Manhattan Mansion Features an Indoor Living Room Swimming Pool
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62
Bridge Homes
Bridge Homes
Stanley Saitowitz Creates a Ravine-Crossing Abode
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61
Sleek South African Sanctuaries
Sleek South African Sanctuaries
Sandhurst Towers Penthouse is an Abode by Saota & Okha Interiors
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60
Never Neverland Houses
Never Neverland Houses
A Home in Ibiza, Spain, by Andrés Jaque Architects
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59
Stacked Ivory Structures
Stacked Ivory Structures
The Elysium 154 House is an Oasis in the Outback
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58
Sauna Abodes
Sauna Abodes
The Narrabeen House Uses a Sleek Wood Structure
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57
Seasonal Savvy Abodes
Seasonal Savvy Abodes
The Dorrington Architects Rutherford House is Great for both Hot and Cold
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56
Zigzag Rooftops
Zigzag Rooftops
The Florida Beach House by Iredale Pedersen Hook Architects is Quirkily Haphazard
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55
Grassy Greenhouse Architecture
Grassy Greenhouse Architecture
The Thomas Phifer and Partners Fishers Island House is Chic
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54
L-Shaped Beach Abodes
L-Shaped Beach Abodes
The 'Venice House' by Lewin Wertheimer Architect is in California
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Boxy Oceanside Abodes
Boxy Oceanside Abodes
The Javier Artadi Beach House is a Stone Enclosed Masterpiece
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Lavish Star Lairs
Lavish Star Lairs
The Vincent Chase ‘Entourage' Home on the Market for $5.75 Million
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Robust Hillside Retreats
Robust Hillside Retreats
The 'Germann House' Boasts Stunning Surroundings in Feldkirch, Austria
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50
Tropical Beach Hutels
Tropical Beach Hutels
Mandarin Oriental Dellis Cay Hotel and Beach House Residences
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Compact Forest Abodes
Compact Forest Abodes
The 'House in Lemesos' by George Papadopoulos
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48
Charcoal-Colored Coppices
Charcoal-Colored Coppices
'The Black House' by Andres Remy Arquitectos' is an Architectural Marvel
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Boastful Australian Abodes
Boastful Australian Abodes
The 'Pretty Beach House' is an Architectural Marvel Nestled Down Under
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Pre-Fabricated Flats
Pre-Fabricated Flats
Customized FlatPak Homes for Contemporary Tastes
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Spanish Cliffside Abodes
Spanish Cliffside Abodes
The 'Casa Nuria Amat' by Jordi Garces is Nestled on Exotic Terrain
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Gorgeous Glassy Abodes
Gorgeous Glassy Abodes
The Pascal Arquitectos Secreto House Lets the Light Shine Through
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Element-Embracing Abodes
Element-Embracing Abodes
The 'Lefevre' Beach House is a Division Between Sand and Water
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$32M Hilltop Abodes
$32M Hilltop Abodes
The Razor Residence by Wallace E. Cunningham is a Jewel in La Jolla
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Gentle Wooden Abodes
Gentle Wooden Abodes
The Davis Residence by Miller Hull is Pleasing to the Eye
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Transparent Hilltop Abodes
Transparent Hilltop Abodes
The Division Knoll Residence is at the Peak of Luxury
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39
Impaled Architecture
Impaled Architecture
Pacific Environments' Bourke House was Inspired by Tents and Pavilions
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Pristine Planar Dwellings
Pristine Planar Dwellings
The Olnick Spanu House is a Reinterpretation of a Minimalist Classic
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Concrete Coastal Castles
Concrete Coastal Castles
The Alvarez Beach House Has Contemporary Charm and Character
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36
Airy Australian Beach Houses
Airy Australian Beach Houses
The Cottesloe House by Paul Burnham is Too Pretty to Live In
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Chic Mod Coastal Abodes
Chic Mod Coastal Abodes
The Gunderson House is the Epitome of Sweet Shoreline Living
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Geometric Hillside Abodes
Geometric Hillside Abodes
The Casa Barone by Widjedal Racki Bergerhoff Architects is Super Sleek
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Grassy Green Abodes
Grassy Green Abodes
The ONG&ONG 72 Sentosa Cove House is Eco-Friendly
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Elegant Black Beam Abodes
Elegant Black Beam Abodes
Bucktown Residence by Miller Hull is Beautifully Buttressed
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Decadent Designer Abodes
Decadent Designer Abodes
The Dean Conley 'Villa Collina' is an Estate Owner's Dream
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Sustainable Residential Sanctuaries
Sustainable Residential Sanctuaries
The Cluny House by Guz Architects is a Mind-Blowing Abode
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Snail-Inspired Sanctuaries
Snail-Inspired Sanctuaries
The 'K' House by 3LHD Architects Favors an Eco Exterior
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Opulent Dust Bowl Abodes
Opulent Dust Bowl Abodes
The Desert Nomad House is Modern Minimalism in the Middle of Nowhere
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Impressive Visionary Villas
Impressive Visionary Villas
The Belmont Dream Home Takes Architecture to New Heights
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Sunbathed Breezy Abodes
Sunbathed Breezy Abodes
The Robinson Architects Marcus Beach House Lets the Sun Shine Through
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Riverside Weekend Retreats
Riverside Weekend Retreats
The 'River House' by Ziger/Snead Architects Intersects Landscapes
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Retro-Industrial Beach Homes
Retro-Industrial Beach Homes
The 'Point Perry Beach House' by Owen and Vokes Architects
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Cliff-Hanging Eco Houses
Cliff-Hanging Eco Houses
The Vicino House by Forma Design Group is an LEED Platinum Abode
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Cliffside Architecture
Cliffside Architecture
Peru's Lefevre House Lives on the Edge of Desert & Ocean
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Clear Cube Dwellings
Clear Cube Dwellings
The Bohermore House by Boyd Cody Architects is Entirely Open Concept
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WWII Bunker Abodes
WWII Bunker Abodes
The Dakar Sow House Has an Expansive Atlantic Ocean View
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Contemporary Cabin Abodes
Contemporary Cabin Abodes
The Chimney House in Bosschenhoofd is Simple and Modern
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Massive Millionaire Boats
Massive Millionaire Boats
The Exuma Super Yacht Gives You Bang for Your Buck
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$50 Million Penthouses
$50 Million Penthouses
The One Genesis Puntarenas Condo is the Largest and Most Luxurious Home
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Geometric Shore Homes
Geometric Shore Homes
Peregian Beach House by Middap Architects is a Dreamy Design
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Forest-Embracing Abodes
Forest-Embracing Abodes
Dutchess Country Residence is Made of Wood and Passable Glass
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Airy Beachside Abodes
Airy Beachside Abodes
The 'Orrong Road House' by Breathe Architecture Lets in the Breeze
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Tree-Hugging Houses
Tree-Hugging Houses
This Cabin by Cyren & Cyren Takes Tree Houses to New Heights in Sweden
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Origami Coastal Architecture
Origami Coastal Architecture
Scapehouse by Andrew Simpson Unfolds into the Landscape
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$263 Million Manors
$263 Million Manors
Giovanni Russo Releases his Three-Island Paradise
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Residential Green Rooftops
Residential Green Rooftops
The Meera House by Guz Architects is an Eco Abode Like No Other
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Hilly Rooftop Homes
Hilly Rooftop Homes
The Guz Architects Meera House is a Suburban Garden Sanctuary
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Sleek Modular Beach Homes
Sleek Modular Beach Homes
The Progettospore F Club Brings Style to the Surf
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Immense Extravagant Housing
Immense Extravagant Housing
La Habra Heights Boasts $21 Million Worth of Luxury Features
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$26 Million Malibu Mansions
$26 Million Malibu Mansions
This 32852 Pacific Coast Highway House Offers Opulent Living
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Ballooning Eco Abodes
Ballooning Eco Abodes
These 'Binishells' Structures Bring the Hobbit Shire to Sustainable Reality
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Horizontal Cali Houses
Horizontal Cali Houses
The 'Openhouse' by XTEN Architecture Plays With Linear Designs
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$12 Billion Homes
$12 Billion Homes
ExklusivHAUS First House of Gold is the World's Most Expensive Property
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Millionaire Tree Houses
Millionaire Tree Houses
These Luxury Tree Houses by Pierre Leville Gets Plenty of Attention
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Eco-Friendly Tropical Homes
Eco-Friendly Tropical Homes
The Bahia House is a Cool Design for a Hot Country
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