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It's not very often that I can feature a sunken lounge surrounded by a pool. It's the centrepiece of a renovation and extension of a 2-storey Art Deco house by Melbourne's Technē Architecture + Interior Design. The interior palette is predominantly neutral with a rich dark green playing off travertine, American oak, brass, leather and velvet. Luxury living with a nod to the house's Art Deco roots and modernist playboy dreams.
I stumbled upon the website of London-based architecture firm Granit Chartered Architects and several of their projects wowed me. They are clearly experts in the art of transforming traditional British homes into bigger, better and more modern structures that keep original details intact where possible. Here are a random assortment of photos from a few of their projects that captured my attention.
Let's end the week with a contemporary take on the classic mid century bachelor pad that hangs from the hillsides of California. This Trousdale Estates, Beverley Hills home is by Studio William Heffner but screw up your eyes, stare at the screen, and let your mind wander to episodes of Mad Men. The setting is spectacular and the house a mid century modern marvel.