Who needs a large getaway house in the Hamptons for summer? I don’t … but you do. How else am I to squat in your pool room for the season especially if it looks like this one designed by Mike Moser of ? I promise I’m the perfect beach house guest.
How do you design a home that not only stand its ground against a stunning view but enhances it? How do you create harmonious, life-enhancing interiors, unique and beautiful? How do you revamp a 1930s block of apartments into a stylish marriage of coastal and global styles? Why you let design it for you.
Because I can’t get Mexico out of my head, I thought I would share a bit of it with you today via this home designed by (Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados). Located in San Miguel de Allende, this weekend residence is minimal, filled with natural elements and is an absolute dream.
(Photos: Rafael Gamo)
“A rear extension consists of timber and cement sheet cladding, which is given nuance through minor alterations to its simple form: a curved corner softens the entry experience, a folded line of north-facing glazing provides a functional eave, and glazing is located to moderate light and frame views. Inside, generous living spaces are conducive to casual family life. Different living zones are created through gentle interventions: gentle light on entry shifts to a bright double-height family room, changes in material create warmth, and small nooks are suited to impromptu reading and resting.”
A modern extension for modern family living. Thornbury House by Melbourne-based .
Photography by Ben Clement
The house is an early 1900s Queenslander. Described by the designers as “never lacking in style and charm”, they saw their role as updating the social lifestyle aspects of the home. The kitchen was redesigned and living and dining areas became connected inside and out. The result is a chic, contemporary home with a nod to its past and its feet firmly in the 21st century. Banksia House by , a small, award-winning, multidisciplinary studio in Sydney’s eastern suburbs.