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House Tour: A Dominican Republic Retreat

On a second level, above the open-air spaces, are the luxurious private quarters. Accessible by covered passageways made from dark eucalyptus—"You want the contrast, the intrigue, the shadows," Montoya explains—each of the six suites has its own theme, among them the African suite, the coral suite, and the turquoise suite. Of course, all look out to the sea. "The journey is to get to the water," says Montoya. "It is all about the water." A walkway suspended above the outdoor living room…

The classic pavillion-style pole house in Trinity Beach, Far North Queensland featured in Episode 5 of Grand Designs Australia Series 2 .

Countryside home infused with rusticity in the Spanish mountains