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Thursday
May222014

Twin Peaks House

This addition to a Edwardian house in a suburb of Melbourne with a heritage restrictions saw architects Jackson Clements Burrows choose a common building material, brick, but contrast old red with new black.The twin peaked roof follows the double valley hip roof line of the original building but interprets it in a modern way. Once inside the contemporary lines of the new spaces bring this family home into the new century.

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Monday
May192014

A mid-century home in California

My love for mid-century homes continues. Today I bring you a home in Carmel, Califonia that was renovated by architects Carver + Schicketanz. The owners were looking for an extra bedroom as well as a new kitchen and bathrooms. It is now the perfect blend of mid-century and modern, in its architecture as well as furnishings. I am swooning over the windows by the front entrance, and even the "rickety" fence. 

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Monday
May192014

The garden library

Down at the end of the garden is where you would normally find a folly. But how can you call a garden library a folly? Created by Czech firm Mjölk Architects, this fibreglass and wood box provides a reading room, a sleeping floor, a perch to observe your literary kingdom and of course books, glorious books. My head is swimming with possiblities. Just where in my garden will I place mine?

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Thursday
May152014

la SHED architecture

Montreal's la SHED architecture is a force to be reckoned with. This group of super talented Canadians create gloriously modern spaces out of old relic homes (and build new, but their transformations are shockingly goooood) and their clean-lined, unpretentious designs are a big hit in my books. I particularly like the stunning white interior cabin in the Laurentians as seen in the first few photos below. I'm going to be keeping me eye on these guys. 

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Thursday
May152014

Foam Street House

"Foam Street House features the adaptive reuse and transformation of a cold, dark and inefficient 1915 Edwardian house into a warm and light filled family home that has direct connections to the outside."

Old red brick plays against concrete blocks and timber while the hero of the space, the slick new black brick, provides the punch. Light floods in through full height glass and steel windows and doors, opening the new addition to the garden. Deceptively simple, modern lines big on style and impact. By Melbourne based architectural firm Preston Lane. 

Photography by Derek Swalwell.

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