“Located in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, this interior and landscape project to a 1930s weatherboard and rock house offers a careful manipulation of dark and light to suit the particular needs of a writer with a predilection for darkness and exploit the site’s broad established garden outlook.”
Melbourne-based architecture and interior design practice have taken a confused warren of rooms and created a home that moves seamlessly from cave like living room to light and bright open plan kitchen dining. Bedrooms with their ensuite bathrooms continue to play with the idea of light versus dark. The result is a modern remake of a dated farmhouse.
When I first laid eyes on this house by all I wanted to do was pack my bags, hop a plane and move right in. It’s the Hudson, New York home of the firm’s founding partner David Mann. Intimate, simple yet stylish, a window onto how the designer loves to live. Speaking of windows if the front door is locked when I turn up to claim squatter’s rights I might just scamper through one of those multi-paned Federal windows to gain access.
An elegant mix of old and new is at the heart of this home by French-born Californian-based interior designer Florence Livingston of . It is a home with soul, a serene oasis for family and friends with its neutral palette of greys and taupes and those beautiful limed floorboards. What a wonderful home to come home to at the end of a hectic day.
Our second real estate stalking takes us to Sydney and the inner city suburb of Paddington. It’s no secret that I love a Victorian-era terrace house and although this renovation has taken a decidedly modern turn there are still traditional elements to keep me happy. I’d love to see the bathroom in real life. Part of me loves the glass panels over the original sandstone in the shower but part of me also wonders how well it has been done. Are there dust bunnies gathering on rock ledges or salts frissing out of stone due to niggling leaks? Still it’s a cool idea. Link while it lasts.
No ornamentation, no excess, no ostentation. Beautiful finishes, attention to detail, quality, quality, quality and an emphasis on function. It’s the formula Madrid-based architectural and interior design firm chose to create this modern, minimalist renovation within a historic apartment. Clean, sleek luxury with warmth and style.