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Thursday
Feb232017

A colourful home

Talk about making a statement from the outside in! This home designed by architect Peter Pennoyer is a stately gem with a bit of an unexpected choice of red for trim colour...but then when you walk inside it all makes complete sense. The homeowners appear to have no fear of colour so I would expect an designer such as Katie Ridder to make the interior a random assortment of some very bold colour choices. And it starts the second you walk in the front door! Not sure how I would feel living with these colours but the architecture of the home is really spectacular. 

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Thursday
Feb232017

I want 

I'm like a spoilt child. If I see something I like then I want what I see. Please mummy can I have a beach hut right on the beach? Just meters from the water? Pleeeeeeaaaase. Except I'd want sand not shingle but you can't have it all. Beach House by Studiomama.

Photography by Ben Anders

Wednesday
Feb222017

Open yet private

Clever use of large sliding battened screens to provide seclusion and light control while expansive glass doors push wide open to reach out to the views where privacy is not an issue. Stylish subtropical living in Bardon, Brisbane by architectural firm bureau^proberts.

Tuesday
Feb212017

Hill Plains Cottage

Living off the grid has never been so fabulous ... except this isn't the main house. It's the guest/pool house to Wolveridge Architects award-winning Hill Plains House in country Victoria. (You can see our previous feature here.) Stylish sustainability in the middle of a wide brown land with a natural, chemical free pool by Natural Swimming Pools. If I was a guest I'd never leave.

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Thursday
Feb162017

House 66 by Izen Architecture

I have been following Toronto-based Izen Architecture on Instagram for a while now and have quickly become a big fan. Then one day Brenda Izen emailed with photos of her home that she designed and had built for her, her husband and their 3 young children. Modern fabulousness! Here's the scoop in Brenda's words: It was originally a 1950s bungalow, topped up in the 80s, with a terrible floor plan and generic finishes. I leveraged my site experience and formal training to transform it into my dream home. I define my style as a "warm modernism": natural materials in warm tones, cozy furniture, large fireplaces - really a place to kick of your shoes at the end of the day. Many of my clients are skeptical when they picture themselves living in modern spaces, always assuming that contemporary architecture translates into sterile, uncomfortable and unliveable spaces. House 66 challenges that misconception. I also always place a huge emphasis on the function of a home, and especially its ability to change with family needs. I am opposed to hallways, formal sitting rooms, and other spaces that are not used in day-to-day life. House 66 embodies these two philosophies of design. It has lots of large windows and clean lines. It is bright, open, inviting, and functional. Without the restraint of client demands I was able to take my vision as far as my budget would let me. Of course I had to pull some mad moves to stretch my budget to the max, such as using cut-offs from other projects or being flexible with timing so that I could coordinate trades. The end result is cost-conscious but rich in its palette.

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