We are huge fans of Bates Masi Architects (previous posts here), so I had to share yet another one of their spectacular projects. This one is a 6000 sq ft vacation home located on 2.3 acres in Water Mill, New York. Located on a creek-front property, the site contains two culturally significant structures designed by Andrew Geller and a diversity of landscape plantings. The two Geller structures, a small house and studio, were built in 1962. Common to Geller’s architecture, a boardwalk connects the two structures. A conservation easement on the property protects the two Geller structures, Yew garden and iris, while allowing for the addition of a new main house. The owners requested a design that would unify these disparate elements. I adore the boardwalks - I have always had a thing for decks so this is a total dream for me, and such a great way to join all of the elements on the property.
Ready for our second sneak peek inside the pages of the latest issue of Inside Out? How about this amazing home?!
"The second home – styled by Jason Grant and photographed by Prue Ruscoe – is nicknamed "Austinmer Opera House". It's perched on a cliff in the beach suburb of Austinmer (in Wollongong, an hour south of Sydney) and has a striking look that was inspired by the 10-year-period (!) where architect Alex Symes (in association with G+V Architecture) spent drawing the Sydney Opera House in his spare time to work out why he liked it so much. The home has won a Master Builders Australia award for energy efficiency and environment management, which makes it a perfect fit for our eco issue, " writes Lee Tran.
Don't forget the Jan/Feb Inside Out hits the news stands in Australia tomorrow and you can read along on Zinio, Google Play and the Apple Newsstand too. I've read and reread my Zinio issue so many times that if you could wear out a tablet screen then I have!
Oh how I've been hanging out for the new Inside Out. I'm such an addict! An email from Lee Tran Lam, Managing Editor, gave me little butterflies of excitement. I knew she would be sharing another fabulous home with us. I was wrong. There wasn't a sneak peek attached. No there were two!
"The first home – styled by Andrea Millar and photographed by Prue Ruscoe – is a really quirky warehouse in Sydney. There's a "Spaghetti Bar" sign in the kitchenette, a lap timer clock from a swimming school in the dining room and even a trapeze (!) that hangs between the second and third level. (Originally, there was a rope and pulley system between the floors to move goods. The owners put the swing up to take over the void – and use it for chin ups and fooling around!) My favourite room would be the teenage daughter's bedroom, which has this ultra-colourful rug that looks like a rainbow of burst balloons have been swept into the room." I love this home. I'd move in tomorrow! The second house? I'll share that one in a few hours. Completely different and very cool!