Mood Board | Cottage Charm, Cabin Chic

When it comes to rural escapes, it can be easy to be pulled in several directions at once. A cabin in the woods, or an escape by the sea? The timelessness of a log cabin or the bright refinement of an English country cottage? Whatever your aesthetic, you’re sure to find a detail to suit your taste from these two approaches to the weekend retreat—whether you’re leaving home on an adventure or bringing fresh design to your existing space and staying put.

Cottage Charm

Farmhouse kitchens, whimsical gardens, and crisp whites are the hallmarks of the country cottage. A bright, light-filled sitting room, a stone-and-shingle home in Connecticut—these are the fertile grounds where cottage living is perfected. Bring this style into your every day with plush reading chairs, recreation fixtures and appliances, and oceanic blues as an accent. No matter how far you reside from the countryside, these touches create comfort to unwind in—wherever you may be.

Cabin Chic

If the decorous calm of cottage life is not quite for you, look to the rugged coziness of cabins instead. Here, think Muskoka and Colorado, ski chalets and pioneer homes. While exposed beams and ample paneling is conventional cabin décor, elevate this style with contrasting stonework and rich textures. The traditional cabin is small, but today’s iterations are bespoke and polished. Outfit even your weekday residence with the trappings of forest expedition—live edge woods, antlers, warm layers—and you’ll be able to feel remote wherever you are.

It’s possible to capture the romance of mountains, the mystery of the sea, and the allure of the rolling hills through a handful of purposeful design decisions. Collect your books and blankets, paint a room a pristine white, bring in some warm wood paneling, and see where your cabin and cottage remodel takes you.

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A Total Eclipse of the Sun

From Oregon to South Carolina, an estimated 500 million Americans will be able to witness one of nature’s rare and celestial wonders: a total solar eclipse. For the first time since 1991, August 21st will bring the eclipse to the United States. With a week to go, explore these five homes directly in the path of the 2017 solar eclipse.

Oregon will be the first state in the eclipse’s path.

Oregon$2,295,000 USD | Monmouth, Oregon | Cascade Sotheby’s International Realty

Optimizing the wine and vineyard lifestyle in Oregon, enjoy this light-filled, two-story home with expansive deck, Jacuzzi, and exceptional views. This prime vineyard property offers more than 20 acres of Pinot Noir.

IdahoPrice Upon Request | Ketchum, Idaho | Sun Valley Sotheby’s International Realty

Surrounded by over two million acres of Sawtooth National Forest, the three residences on 130 acres are at nature’s doorstep, where recreational opportunities and privacy are an understatement. Both elegant and inviting, the modern main home, designed by Lake/Flato Architects, is nestled like a jewel at the base of the second and third highest peaks in Idaho. With a landscaped courtyard at its core, each room offers its own particular surprise, with grand vistas and dramatic scenery from every window and angle.

Wyoming$5,750,000 USD | Jackson, Wyoming | Jackson Hole Sotheby’s International Realty

Situated on a stunning front row lot, this home is a vision of mountain style and sophistication. Intelligently designed and meticulously crafted, this turnkey property has never ending views of the Grand Teton, Teton Mountain Range, and Sleeping Indian. Comprising of 5,200 square-feet of elegant living space, this home contains four bedrooms and four-and-one-half baths.

Tennessee$2,899,000 USD | Nashville, Tennessee | Lipman Group Sotheby’s International Realty

This gracious, gated home nestled on nearly 30 private acres is truly a sanctuary. Enjoy a private wooded escape while still being 20 minutes from downtown. Featuring a 1,500-square-foot master suite, four en suite bedrooms, a gourmet kitchen, home theater, exercise room, elevator, guest quarters with kitchen, studio, and plenty of entertaining areas that open to terraces and balconies.

Before exiting the United States’ sight lines, the eclipse’s path will end in South Carolina.

SouthCarolina$5,500,000 USD | Charleston, South Carolina | Daniel Ravenel Sotheby’s International Realty

The Thomas Doughty estate is situated on over one-third acre in the heart of Charleston’s most desirable downtown area – Ansonborough. Painstakingly restored in 1994 by the current owners, this Carolopolis winning estate is designated as “valuable” to the city’s architectural heritage. With spacious formal living room, dining room, and library boasting ornate Adamesque mantles and original woodworking as well as graciously sized bedrooms and bathrooms, this exceptional brick home is a once in a generation opportunity.

Learn more about how you can safely enjoy the 2017 Eclipse from NASA