This book celebrates the holiday home, traditionally a
place of rest, relaxation, and escape from the pressures of
the 'real' world. Its many incarnations include beach
shacks, mountain-top chalets, country estates, ranches and
hobby farms, lakeside villas, and isolated cabins. The
unique styles reflect their owners' very personal
approaches to what it means to be 'on vacation'.

The architecture of holiday homes reveals the shift in
lifestyle that defines a vacation; architects are required
to work closely with their clients to achieve just the
right spirit. The results of this collaboration can be