There’s nothing quite like spending time with family and friends in a second-home getaway. Whether situated along the coast or up in the mountains, such retreats offer the comforts of home without the hustle and bustle of daily life. In the July/August issue, we feature a number of luxurious second homes, each personalized to meet the vacation needs of its owners.
For semi-retired clients wanting a place to spend time with grandchildren, Virginia designer Janie Molster merges the past and the present with a mixture of antiques and contemporary pieces in a new penthouse condo. And for a couple wanting to make Florida’s Scenic 30A their permanent home, architect Paul Geary and designer Courtney Dickey deliver easygoing elegance in a house that offers plenty of space for welcoming weekend guests. Plus, designer Meg Braff shares her secrets for creating rooms that exude sophisticated comfort, whether in a second home or a full-time residence. And if you don’t own your own vacation retreat but are still looking for that idyllic getaway, check out our feature on Blackberry Farm.