I'm stalking another wonderful example of the imperfectly perfect or is that the perfectly imperfect? All I know is the location is perfect, Avalon in the Northern Beaches/Pittwater area of Sydney. The house is a perfect little shack. A little shabby but as stylish and chic as a shack could ever want to be. And the view from the deck is ... sigh ... perfect. Please someone buy it and keep it just as it is. It's being sold as a development site (it will no doubt have a ridicously high reserve price) but in the perfect world of my dreams this little shack will be bought by my best friend who will let me use it any weekend I like. Link here while it lasts.
Increation worked with London interior designer David Carter on a glamourous apartment project (as glamorous is how David rolls). He needed a company to provide all the bespoke furniture; technical expertise and project manage the ‘fit out’ of the entire project. His style was matched by an equal desire for the highest quality finishes throughout the home – every last detail was a touch of pure class. We reclaimed and refurbished Victorian radiators throughout. We ripped out the existing ceiling to expose the concrete ceiling beneath. The finishing on this project was top class throughout. There were polished plaster walls, mirrored hallways, the most detailed bedroom panelling we have worked on to date, goat skin parchment covered doors and sensational timber flooring.
Increation is an interior design firm based in London that specializes in kitchen and bathroom designs. I was poking around their website and came across a couple of great projects. This first one is the conversion of a Victorian mill for Kate and Shon. Ex cheetah handler, Kate, was determined to create her dream home from within the Old Street flat. Emphasising her own personality, she was looking to create in each of her rooms unusually different spaces that were to leave her with a sense of feeling both comfortable and wowed. Entertaining lay at the heart of this project, there being a clear brief for an open cooking space to allow for bottle opening and nibbling to happen comfortably. In addition, a cosy guest bedroom and second bathroom were to be created. Crafting her a stunning island as the feature of the space, which allowed for cocktails to be enjoyed at one end while cooking happened at the other. The carefully planned curved wall in the bathroom, with floor to ceiling tiles, creates a feeling of complete indulgence for those long soaks in the bath which Kate loves. For Shon, however, we created the perfect walk-in shower that has dark tiles and gentle lighting that allowed him to wake up softly in the mornings. I'm totally smitten with all the exposed brick. And that is one creative and funky kitchen!
Views that go on forever anchored by the raw textures of concrete, rock and timber. Dramatic volumes defining open plan living areas. Bespoke furniture and high end finishes. Stairs that take you on a tactile journey. A pool terrace that taunts the view and a master bedroom suite that rivals any 5 star resort. Sensual and sensational, definitely a statement home. You'll find me on the terrace indulging in the view and some rays. De Wet 34, Bantry Bay, Cape town by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects & OKHA Interiors.