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Wednesday
Jan272016

La Micheline

It's Wednesday. Hump day. Time for a virtual getaway to the Ardennes region of Belgium, to La Micheline, an old railway station now a holiday home set amongst meadows. If the impressive renovation and rebuild using bluestone, rough hewn wood and concrete isn't enough to get your design juices running there's even an old railway line with trolleys. The gîte is the creation of architectural photographers Anne and Jean-Luc Laloux and is a sister property to La Classe which we featured here.

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Wednesday
Dec162015

Marcus beach house

My concrete floor and modern architecture obsession continues with this beauty also by Owen Architecture. And I will continue to dream of living in a climate where having sliding panels that open a home to the exterior can be enjoyed more than 3 months out of the year.  

Wednesday
Dec162015

Wooloowin house

White, back and grey - there is nothing better. Except when the grey is concrete. Like in this home designed by architects Paul Owen, Sam Charles-Ginn. Love all the painted wood planks in the walls and ceiling and the cut outs in the stairs. Now I will be dreaming of concrete floors for the rest of the day (especially after finding claw marks on my newly refinished hardwood floors - anyone want a cat?!?!). 

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Thursday
Dec102015

Raw

A raw and edgy addition to an Art Deco home sees function contained within the exposed structure of the form. A limited palette of blacks, greys and blonde wood with exposed concrete, rendered walls and untreated plywood give a Scandinavian meets modern Australian feel. Lees House by Melbourne-based Rob Kennon Architects.

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Monday
Dec072015

Pipe dream

This award-winning show garden by Melbourne-based Alison Douglas Design is just the inspiration I need for that awkward spot at the end of my garden. I just have to explain to my husband why I need to buy a large concrete culvert pipe.

PIPE DREAM is a hidden oasis in our busy city designed as an antidote to our epidemic of being time poor. The meditation moon gate/day bed, reflective water feature and fire pit are all created from concrete pipes. Concrete was chosen as a feature material to reference the ‘concrete jungle’ we inhabit ... Pipe Dream is a place to stop, meditate, reflect and breathe. As this is easier said than done one might call it a ‘Pipe Dream’.

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