Dune House, Leiston, Suffolk (via Living Architecture)Living Architecture was founded by philosopher Alain de Botton, who once wrote that ‘the prospect of a holiday is likely to persuade even the most downcast that life is worth living’. Life is most definitely worth living at Dune House, which has wraparound views of the Suffolk coast and the North Sea, plus a library space filled with local guides, travel literature, fiction, philosophy and books on architecture. And speaking of, Nordic firm Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects, who designed Dune House, are well-versed in the concept of Scandi summer houses – echoed in the polished concrete floor and walkway semi-submerged in the dunes. All Condé Nast Traveller listings are independently selected by our editors. If you book something through our links, we may earn an affiliate commission.