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The historic sandstone cottage in Sydney's Balmain had undergone many changes to its fabric over the years. Let's just say that they weren't all sympathetic. Carter Williamson Architects' renovation has seen the exterior revitalised while the interior has been renewed whilst respecting the narrative of the old home. Walls slide and disappear, old and new are juxtaposed and the choice of materials lets the richness of the original cottage walls become the decoration in this modest, yet spacious and flexible home.
Resplendent in winter white this penthouse loft in Soho by New York-based David Hotson Architect almost qualifies as a winter wonderland to this Australian-based blogger. Christmas in summer here dear readers. And what exactly is hiding in its dark, dark heart? The perfect retreat from all that wonderful white.
The last minute Christmas rush driving you nuts? You know that coffee is a cure-all. I promise. And no one does the coffee/cafe scene better than Melbourne. Mammoth by Technè is one of the latest hot spots.
"The brief was to create a peaceful, happy space that had a nod to subtle reference points including West Coast USA, summer holidays and the aesthetic of Wes Anderson films."
I can definitely see a Euro 80s vibe as well in colours and materials. Very cool spot to escape the shopping crowds ... if only for a little while.