I think most of us here on the Eastern side of North America would agree that we could use a bit of a sunny break right now. I was recently quite taken with one of the homes featured at One Fine Stay - a hotel alternative that allows you to stay in some very lovely (and often well designed) homes while enjoying hotel-like amenities in a relaxed home like environment and 'play local' for a little while. This stunning open space in Venice Beach, California is quintessentially California cool, with it's laid back coastal style in all white and honey toned wood, and of course, a breathtaking view of the beach. It feels like the perfect place to unwind and soak up the sun.
Huge outdoor table for big dinner parties and entertaining - but what's that igloo-like thing over in the corner?
One of my favourite features - a geodesic dome that will allow you to sleep in plain view of the stars.
If you can manage to tear yourself away from the lovely space - the colourful neighbourhood of Venice Beach, California would be very fun to explore.
All photos: One Fine Stay