5 second homes that embrace natural beauty

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Ashley Rappa

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Down-to-earth meets high-end living in second homes that take full advantage of their surroundings. Designed to be in harmony with their environment, these Pacasos are truly natural beauties. 

Green serene

A lush living wall proves the outdoors can be an outstanding design feature, connecting the built environment with the natural one. Cool and contemporary, Fairhaven is a Miami escape firmly rooted in the tropical beauty of South Florida. 
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Listing photo: Fairhaven – Miami, FL

Woodland wonder

A blend of natural elements and state-of-the-art features, Emerald is a masterpiece. Surrounded by the majesty of the Colorado mountains and right next to Gore Creek, serenity is always at hand in this stunning Vail home. 
home on the water in vail
Listing photo: Emerald – Vail, CO

Desert dream

The desert comes to life in Lilliana, a modern Palm Springs retreat that makes the most of year-round sun.The thoughtfully designed courtyard shines with a mix of local flora, stone pathways and calming earth tones.
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Listing photo: Lilliana – Palm Springs, CA

Birch perch

Crystal is bespoke beauty, tailored to fit perfectly in its surroundings. Tucked away into the hillside near Telluride, here gorgeous birch groves and alpine views take center stage. 
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Listing photo: Crystal – Mountain Village, CO

Wild blue

The ocean makes a spectacular backyard in Sea Scape. Take a few steps down a private staircase to stroll on sandy beaches, or relax on the patio to take in Pacific views that seem to stretch forever. 
Views of malibu beach
Listing photo: Sea Scape – Malibu, CA

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