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Monday
Mar232015

Wheeler Kearns Architects

Chicago based Wheeler Kearns Architects design homes that are works of art for any modernist. This first home before the jump is STUNNING from the outside in. Built in the 1870's, this two-story brick and wood frame single family residence is located in a landmark district of Chicago. Although exterior changes visible from the street are restricted by landmark guidelines, the project included a complete gut renovation of the interior and the removal of a 1980's two-story addition in the rear yard. The newly opened interior space is defined and vertically connected by a central two-story volume that is naturally lit from a series of skylights above. The central volume contains the home's service spaces and is carved to reveal an open stair whose landing extends to form the kitchen counter. A wall of cabinetry on the west compliments the stark gallery wall on the east.

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Monday
Mar232015

Bovina House

Proving the point that simpler is sometimes better. The main structure of this home in the Catskills (NY) is a timber frame from an nineteenth century barn that has been restored and raised on this new site. The very basic configuration and architecture makes complete sense in these surroundings, and draws attention to the beauty of the original structure's timber. By Kimberly Peck.  

P.S. If you have pets on furniture entries please send them to kim[@]desiretoinspire[.]net

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Friday
Mar202015

Mews house stalking

An extraordinary mews house, over 4 levels, beautifully refurbished by Fossey Arora. As for the location how about St Luke's Mews in Notting Hill? I'm real estate stalking in London via Domus Nova. A girl can dream right? I want to start at the top where my favourite bits are but, no, we'll do it the right way and start from the front door ...

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Thursday
Mar192015

The Recycled House

Built from recycled materials and designed to accommodate the owners' love of warehouse living the Recycled House in Perth, Western Australia is by Etica Studio. While the design takes its reference from the surrounding art deco buildings the result is contemporary and stylish open plan living with sustainability in mind.

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Wednesday
Mar182015

Chris Dyson taking you back

Of course, I had to start this post off with a cat on a bed photo as I have cats on my brain these days (my 2 little ferals are breaking my heart they are so sad/scared). British architect Chris Dyson was featured here a few years ago, and continues to inspire with traditional spaces restored and modern spaces where updates are a must. But it is the traditional spaces that makes my heart skip a beat. In London how could you not want to keep this history alive when it is so absolutely gorgeous?

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