Yes it's true. I was stalking today and came across what I think is the blogosphere's first sighting of the Easter Bunny. Standing guard over the stunning home of architect Sharon Fraser. Modern and minimalist the house achieves a balancing act between pure white box form and everyday family needs. Look carefully at the aerial view and you will see a minimalist cubby house perfect for the littlest family member and all watched over by the giant red rabbit sculpture by Peter McLisky. I'm seriously in love with this house. The minimalism married with the whimsy all wrapped up in the fact that it sits high on a ridge behind the Northern New South Wales coastline in Federal, sigh, perfect ... and it has a conversation pit! The house is called "Amileka" which if I had $6.75 million I'd be changing the name to "home". Link here while it lasts.
Once upon a time there were some very well-off folks in Vancouver who wanted big new homes. They called upon a builder by the name of Keystone Projects Ltd. and asked them to build the homes of their dreams. They asked for fancy kitchens and bathrooms and rooms for their pool tables and views to die for and a car lover's garage. And POOF! Keystone made it happen. And they were beautiful. This, my friends, is how the other half live.
P.S. Several of these homes were architected by Formwerks Homes Inc, The Airey Group. Details of each on Keystone's site.
Say it's the light streaming in. Say it's the soft shadow across the floor, the stark chiaroscuro. Say it's the composition and the well considered angle, the crop, the framing. Say it's an understanding of architecture and how people interact in a space. Say it's an artist's eye. Whatever you say I say Derek Swalwell is my new photographer crush. An extensive and inspiring portfolio.
I have been meaning to blog this home since I got back from my trip to Mexico. While I was there I bought a few decor magazines, including an issue of Micasa, and this vibrant, colourful and refreshing home that was featured caught my attention. I think Spanish interior designer Teresa Abaitua did an awesome job, especially with the retro/vintage vibe.