WANDERLUST: Villa Scrubby Bay, New Zealand

If owning a home is still pretty far down the road, then a vacation home is more of a delusion than a dream. That doesn't keep me from fantasizing though. Scrubby Bay, the luxury New Zealand guest house and working farm is exactly what I have in mind. Positioned in this scenic landscape in Annandale, the view alone is a thing of beauty. Furthered by the design of architectural firm Patterson's, the structure blends right into its surroundings as though it's been there this whole time, waiting to be discovered among the grass. The interior is just as stunning with its use of cedar planking and natural materials to bring the outdoors in. I could use a soak in that tub right about now.

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