Sure, living in major metro hubs, such as New York or Tokyo, has its benefits. Chock-full of culture, energy, and constant motion, these urban environments can be as addictive as a drug for millions of people. But the lifestyle is also not for everyone. Indeed, for those who crave the blissful sound of nothingness, rest assured there are some stunning places out there for you to live—but they almost always come at a steep price. We’ve spanned the globe to find beautiful homes located in some of the most remote corners of the world. Far from neighbors and close to nature, these seven homes offer something many preach but rarely practice: getting away from it all. If nothing else, living in these homes will help fulfill John Muir’s (the influential author and environmental) legendary creed: “Keep close to nature’s heart…. It will wash your spirit clean.”
Architectural Digest is an American monthly magazine founded in 1920. Its principal subject is interior design, rather than architecture more generally. The magazine is published by Condé Nast, which also publishes international editions of Architectural Digest in China, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Mexico, and Latin America.