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At Martha Stewart's Maine estate, kiwi vines shade a terrace furnished with a Charles Rennie Mackintosh-style teak table and chairs by R. L. White and Son.

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Channels of grass form a geometric pattern in the bluestone entry court of a Southampton, New York, home by Joel Barkley.

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One of the two master bedrooms at the Martha's Vineyard home of Sir Evelyn and Lady de Rothschild opens onto a terrace.

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A new book from the Monacelli Press surveys more than 300 houses built by architect Mark A. Hutker along the Massachusetts shoreline.

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In designer Jamie Drake's New York living room, a custom-made cocktail table and a sectional sofa are joined by a Pedro Friedeberg Hand chair, a 1950s lacquer low chair, and gold-leafed floor lamps.

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From luxe hotels to under-the-radar sites, we explore the best places to stay and things to do in Venice.

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In the master suite at Victoria Hagan's Nantucket, Massachusetts, home, a Christian Garnett painting hangs above a bed accented with John Robshaw pillows.

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A bluestone terrace surrounds the pool at an idyllic Long Island, New York, beach house designed by architect Thomas Kligerman and decorator Elissa Cullman.

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The rear of Jeff Atlas's Jacobsen Architecture-designed house opens onto the travertine-tiled terrace and an infinity pool.

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Lush flowering plants climb the columns of this veranda at a Palladian-inspired villa by designer Marshall Watson in San José del Cabo, Mexico.

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