Most people may not be able to buy and live in a Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece, a 14th-century Italian manor, or an otherwise architecturally significant home. But rentals is a different ball game. It's a smaller commitment, plus you get to cherry-pick what's the coolest, most swoon-worthy dwelling in your mind. And the sea of options is vast. We've already covered a quaint Hungarian village for rent, not to mention hobbit houses and a dangling cable car. And now, Travel + Leisure has come out with its very own definitive list of vacation rentals, and this one is tailored for the design nerds.
T+L's list covers both the cutting-edge and the historic, the idiosyncratic starchitect exploits and broader trends (read: converted stables). For example, for $77 a night, you can stay at an Airbnb in Tokyo's iconic Nakagin Capsule Tower (↑), a whole complex of tiny, washing machine-like units. Only a portion of the capsules are still in use as homes and the structure itself has long been in danger of demolition…so move fast. Other highlights include Pritzker Prize winner Jean Nouvel's colorful Life Marina Complex in Ibiza (~ $213 a night) and the Italy's historic Mazzina Residence (~$425 a night). Browse the whole list over on T+L.
· 15 Vacation Rentals That Belong on Every Architecture Nerd's Bucket List [Travel+Leisure]
· Get the Lowdown on Architecture's Rentable Corps d'Elite [Curbed National]