California-based couple Heinz Legler and Veronique Lievre whom once worked in Hollywood—Legler owned a movie set construction company and Lievre was a set decorator—have since turned their knack for style to curating characterful holiday abodes for Boutique Homes. From cosy apartments to houses that are modern architectural gems, each abode embodies an enviable mix: plenty of decorative personality, beautifully crafted interiors, and central locations. Plan your Christmas trip now!
One Fine Stay
Showcasing some of the finest handpicked homes in cities such as New York, Paris, London, and Rome, the team at One Fine Stay visits and vets each home based on layout, character and comfort. You can also customise your stay to suit your needs—opt for airport transfer, housekeeping, childcare, and other services through the site’s network of travel partners.
The Modern House Holidays
With a focus of contemporary design, this site presents a selection of holiday homes that will please any architecture aficionado. While most of The Modern House Holidays properties tend to cater to larger parties of six or more guests, a selection of smaller homes proffer cosy getaways for couples and friends—including unusual finds such as a cosy boathouse in Berlin.
The Plum Guide
If you’re planning to visit London anytime soon, The Plum Guide’s list of abodes is a must-see. Founder Doran Meyassed and his team proffer a curated collection of thoughtfully decorated abodes, equipped with all the modern conveniences for travellers. Meticulous attention is given to every detail—the team reviews all features ranging from shower pressure, Wi-Fi speed to the proximity of good breakfast stops in the area.
From yurts, igloos to modern and architecturally intriguing homes, Welcome Beyond has brought together a luxurious collection of vacation retreats. Founded by Berlin-based brothers Oliver Laugsch, Welcome Beyond is all about creating memorable travel experiences. The site also proffers interviews with the property owners and hosts who share what makes their homes so unique, all the better to inspire that wanderlust.
This story was adapted from Singapore Tatler Homes August-September 2017.