The Ark, Matugama, Sri Lanka: Fancy a mountain escape? "Mountain View: The Perfect Holiday Homes" is a new book by Lannoo Publishers, showcasing stunning images of mountainous properties across the world.
Courtesy Narein Perera & The Ark Sri Lanka
Solo Houses, Cretas, Spain: The book was compiled by Sebastiaan Bedaux, a freelance lifestyle and travel journalist, who was inspired by his own vacations. "During my travels over the last decade I've stayed in many beautiful and interesting vacation homes," Bedaux tells CNN Travel.
Courtesy Cristobal Palma & Bas Princen
Hen House, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK: While he was selecting the photographs, Bedaux's main criteria was the view -- such as this property on Scotland's Isle of Skye. "Secondly, all the houses in this book had to be visually striking and architecturally interesting. Cool interior design was also taken into account," says Bedaux.
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The Ark, Matugama, Sri Lanka: Bedaux highlights "The Ark," a tree-topped property surrounded by rainforest and offering views of the jungle and wild birds below.