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Oct122011

Simple

Jason Gibney created this beautifully crafted apartment in Bronte for his family. Minimalist. Streamlined. Honest in its materials. Clever in its use of space. Look closely and you will realise that he has extended into the roof space of his typical "six pack" apartment block. As for the kitchen hidden behind the wall ... brilliant! Jason is Managing Associate Director at Sydney architectural firm Tobias Partners. All I wish for (besides the ability to live so simply) is for larger photos! Via the Houses Awards.

  

  

  

Reader Comments (16)

I wish I could live in such a pared down space like this...not one dust collector to be seen. xx

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrismod

Very minimalistic.
Quite the opposite of my home. :)

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCatarina

I love that it still oozes warmth though, it must be the warm tones of the wood against the white. And I'd have to agree with Catarina above, this is the exact opposite of my place, which is basically cluttered with books in every room.

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterhila

Wow, gorgeous. Love that idea of putting the kitchen away. No distractions - just beautiful spaces and light. I like thinking about what happens when you do put down a personal item that is colorful - the way this place can grow for real life seems exciting.

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnnie

beautiful. loving the floors and the details in each space even though they're seemingly so so simple.

Simple genius! For me, I need a few more decorative pieces but I love seeing these spaces and am so inspired by their purity!
xo Allison
Spicer + Bank

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Egan

love the cocoon feeling of that bedroom... all wrapped up in wood...

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenteranne-marie

Perfect example for need of balance. Bathroom is too white. Walls need art. Bedroom, while visually appealing, appears that it would feel like being in a box or coffin with full-on wood. Love the wood floors, though.

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commentersue

beautiful lines... great light...
now it just needs to be decorated!

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbella

I don't like the wood ceiling either. It's overly done.
A little wood treatment in the bathroom would be nice though.

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAhsan

Pretty, but I agree that bedroom is more coffin than cozy. I imagine myself sitting in these rooms for about 2 minutes, then wanting to do something - read, play music, knit, snack, look at something other than wood grain...
The kitchen would not work in my reality. You know how some people (kids and husbands) never close the kitchen cabinet doors? Imagine how much more annoying it would be when the doors are supersized! Still, a very calming concept, this house.

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterchrista

Love all the wood details all throughout the house but I have a little apprehension about the bedroom ceiling. In Taoist feng shui, wood ceilings that are vaulted = bad feng shui. The shape of the upside-down V creates a "heavy pressure" on you when sleeping and supposedly you will not sleep very well. The best ceilings for bedrooms are ones that are flat.

12 Oct 2011 | Unregistered CommenterK. Lin

this is crazy. who can truly live like that?
it doesn't even feel like a home.
i wonder where they put all the bills?
however, the warmth of the wood and the white walls would be a great base
for some beautiful color and interesting pieces.

13 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjulie

Tudo muito limpo, muito parado!
Onde está o movimento? O sonho?
Casa é vida, é história de caminhos percorridos.
Contudo esse projeto tem sua personalidade. Não obstante, ao meu ver, ele está mais para conceito do que
para função!

17 Oct 2011 | Unregistered Commentermiriam paulus

I would love to live like this. But in the real world, we need space for "things" like a special painting, a vase with flowers, tools... etc... This place looks like nobody lives there.

10 Apr 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMarieRoxanne

I love everything about it. If all you can talk about is the lack of decoration perhaps you are looking at the wrong property.

11 Aug 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJJ

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