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Wednesday
May032017

Bilateral house by Audax

I am completely blown away by this project I stumbled upon by Toronto-based architecture firm Audax. The exterior is pretty and original to the 'hood and then the second you walk in the front door BOOM!!! Nothing that you could have imagined. I am especially smitten with the gorgeous bathrooms and that room in the roof peak. The homeowners of Bilateral House purchased a lot with a 116-year-old Period Revival home in a mature picturesque neighbourhood in Toronto. As avid collectors of contemporary art and vintage furniture, they wanted to build a modern gallery-inspired home with high ceilings to artfully display their collections. Responding to the homeowners’ vision and the City’s requirement to keep the front half of the original house, Audax sensitively restored and rebuilt the heritage façade, and designed a modern addition in the rear. However, the design solution ensured that both sides of the house could still relate to each other. To begin, Audax faithfully reconstructed the main façade with restored brick, new stucco and wood trim. Audax also rebuilt the roof to mirror the original design. Audax's interior design strategy followed suit with a design that both honoured the original character of the house and satisfied the homeowners’ affinity for a modern gallery aesthetic.

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Tuesday
May022017

The Huguenot Physician's House

I do have a thing for an old house and of couse it was love at first sight when I saw this Georgian building in the London's Spitalfields. Just the perfect amount of restoration and renovation. Modern living with a historical emphasis. Even the name has me swooning. The Huguenot Physician's House by Chris Dyson Architects.

Monday
Apr242017

Dineen Architecture + Design

Some fabulous modern, lofty vibes by New York City based Joan Dineen of Dineen Architecture + Design. Making me want to go steal some pink flowering branches from a neighbour's tree. ;)

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Monday
Apr102017

Minimalist traditional

Traditional and minimal where jewel colour pops against wedding cake white, open space replaces a rabbit warren of old rooms and the light, oh the light. K Apartment, a rethinking of an Art Deco apartment by Sydney-based Marston Architects.

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Thursday
Apr062017

Minimalist extension 

The original house may be full of Victorian era charm but the new extension with its clean lines, neutral palette and natural materials is the perfect complement. Think minimalist with a mid century vibe. Seddon Residence by Melbourne-based architectural design firm Templeton.