Daydream worthy. Here are eight idyllic seaside gardens: simple, minimalist spaces perfect for lounging in the sun and finishing the final chapters of a summer beach read.
Above: A beach cabin on the island of Gotland, via Sandell Sandberg.
Above: Barbara Bestor designed this Venice Beach surf shack; photograph via Ye Rin Mok.
Above: The Bay Residence in Bridgehampton, New York, via Stelle Architects.
Above: The outdoor dining area of a beach house, designed by Heliotrope Architects, on Orcas Island.
Above: A single-story coastal house in Argentina via Martin Gomez Arquitectos.
Above: Landscape Architect Eric Blasen collaborated with SF-based architect Peter Pfau to renovate a 1968 beach house just footsteps away from Stinson Beach. Plants include the ornamental grass Jarava ichu and the mounded Muhlenbergia rigens. Photograph via Marion Brenner.
Above: Hotel Fasano Las Piedras in La Barra, Uruguay is located 15 minutes from the “Hamptons of South America.” Photograph via FG + SG Fotografia de Arquitectura.
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