I was only going to use these first 2 photos for this post because OMG...but this Sicilan vacation home of architect Laurent Buttazzoni is so fun I had to include a few more. Via Architectural Digest France. Happy Friday! Peace out.
We have featured the work of architect Camille Hermand a few times and I think this project is by far my favourite. Oh, how I would LOVE this home in the Paris suburbs. It is EVERYTHING. The three-story house was completely revised and renovated. An open-plan living room and kitchen occupies the ground floor. Atelier-style glass partitions define each area and maximise natural light throughout. The master bedroom and guest room occupy the first floor. And the top floor is dedicated to the children. Features such as the bookshelves in the living room and the walk-in wardrobe on the first floor are made to measure. The home is characterised by a moody yet contemporary palette of blues and greys that complement the traditional features of the house (such as the original tiling on the ground floor and the beautiful Parisian style staircase), while bringing the house stylishly into the 21st century.
Like many of the Australian houses I feature here the Trellis House by West Australian design firm Fringe Architects involves an extension to a late 19th/early 20th century building. These inner city homes are small, often dark and not at all suited to our modern way of life. Their location in desirable inner city suburbs will see owners extend them to embrace more space, the open plan living we all desire these days and an almost culturally ingrained need for Australians to open the indoors to the out. This Perth home sees the marriage of old and new, modern with mid century, polished concrete, exposed brick and a set of pivoting doors that would not be out of place in a Palm Springs mid century pad.