The talented folks at Robson Rak Architects took this tired Victorian home in Melbourne and transformed it into a modern masterpiece, while renovating the existing structure and restoring the façade. It must be an incredible feeling to walk under that ornate porch, through the front door, under gorgeous original arches and you are lead into BOOM - a large, open and bright space that is really stunning. All of that reclaimed wood lends a bit of nature to the space and keeps it from being too cold. Respecting the old and embracing the new.
I know it still 111 days until Christmas but you might need the extra time to work on my present. You see I've fallen quite hard for this Sag Harbor Boat House by Kevin O'Sullivan and Associates. Don't bother wrapping it or popping it in my stocking. Perhaps you could just give me a lift in your sleigh to Sag Harbor to my new boat house instead? Oh and maybe leave me a boat at the end of the jetty ... and bring all my blog friends for lunch? Thanks Santa. I promise I've been good ... most of the time.
There is nothing like a really large house beautifully decorated right on the beach to get your heart pumping. This beach pad by Brown Design Group is everything you could want - tranquil earthy colours and a casual vibe that is perfect for the surroundings. Bonus to-die-for view. (In case you missed my features of their work last week - here and here)