“An owner-architect’s renovation has transformed this hallmark Victorian terrace into a striking contemporary retreat of exquisite style and design sophistication.” Real estate speak for a graphic black and white home that packs a punch within its small footprint. Favourite bits? The kitchen and the courtyard. Link while it lasts.
My house is in uproar. Dust and paint drips, kitchen contents in the dining room, clothes racks in the living room. I’m in the throes of a major renovation and all I want to do is escape. Alas I can only take a virtual getaway but what a destination! The stunning stone masseria in Sicily called has eleven hotel rooms in total. I can’t make up my mind which one I like the most but seeing this is a daydream I can linger long enough to try them all. Meet you in the gardens for a long lunch extending into the warm evening.
Another beautiful project (bought and since sold) by the talented team at . This house was built on 4 acres of land, surrounded by manicured gardens. After reviewing this project, Les Ensembliers decided to only paint and decorate this home instead of renovating it and risk loosing its soul. The intent was to sell the house but, once the decor took shape, they fell in love with it. The decor inspiration of this project started with the dining room painting which, for Les Ensembliers, represents Giverny and its true character and connection to gardens. Every element of the house was chosen for its references to Monet’s work. This project was about bringing the English garden spirit, elegance, simplicity, and ease inside the house. White painted floors in a old country home is a simple, yet very effective solution, to create an elegant backdrop.
Traditional yet contemporary, practical and visually pleasing. Polished concrete, recycled brick, detailed carpentry and sandstone paving and walls, mature olive trees, lush plantings. At times formal, at others rambling, climbing. Eclectic and unique. A Mosman garden by Sydney-based landscape architects .
Photography by Natalie Hunfalvay.
I’m still real estate scrolling and I’m still near the water but this time I’m in Jan Juc down on Victoria’s Surf Coast. OK this stylish bungalow isn’t so much a surf shack as it is a wonderful family home but it’s just down the road from the famous Bells Beach and that warrants a surf board or two on hand in the garage. Love the colourful Scandi vibe, the herringbone oak floors, the linen curtains, the wonderful pattern overload in the bedrooms. Fun, fresh and definitely all about the family. Link while it lasts.