When we saw this round-up of international homes on Curbed we were struck with the artistry that emerged from the photos. The stark white minimalism of these homes contrasts beautifully with their colourful surroundings to create serene and zen-like imagery. Whether shot against the bright cerulean sea and sky of Spain or a moody-grey Dutch backdrop punctuated with green, the photos are making us reconsider our take on "less-is-more." Entranced by their beauty, we wish we could frame one of the photos to satisfy our visual craving. For now, we'll just marvel at our computer screen. To see the complete round-up, head to Curbed National. Photographs: Courtesy of Cubed National.