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The photographer's studio

Spare and white and achingly beautiful in its simplicity. Lo Spazio, the photographic studio, art space and home of Milanese photographer Davide Lovatti. Also home to Art.Rent, his gallery of photographs, sculptures and installations available for hire. A stylish home, a fabulously talented photographer, inspiring work.

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Kerstin Thompson Architects

When architecture and its surrounding landscape combine magic happens. When a building addresses its site the experience of the space is heightened, enriched. A limited palette of materials, concrete flooring, blocks and timber accents are a counterfoil to that view, stunning glimpses through native trees to Bass Strait. The House at Big Hill by Melbourne based Kerstin Thompson Architects (KTA) draws the occupant through its dark, triangular space towards the vista while light and shadow cocoon and envelop the interiors.

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SBCH Architects

Kim may be on a roll with the rustic and the bucolic this week. Me? I seem to be playing the retro riff. Modernist homes with a distinct midcentury vibe. Glass and steel, stone or timber boxes with sleek interiors. Hard surfaces and luxury. Like this Bray's Island, South Carolina home by Atlanta based SBCH Architects. Sharp sophistication.

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Friday stalking

Friday! Oh sweet, sweet Friday. Let's end the week with another virtual real estate home inspection (ahem ... stalking). I'm in Clifton Hill, Melbourne where architects and designers Branov Design have renovated and extended this Edwardian era house into a stylish, modern home ... their own stylish, modern home in fact. Understated drama, fab family open plan, cool bathroom and check out the hallway carpet. Have a feeling you may have seen this house before? You're right. You have. It was in a recent issue of Inside Out but I will forgive you if you didn't realise straight away. It certainly doesn't look quite as fab and funky in the real estate shots. Shows the difference between a real estate listing and a magazine story - the difference is a stylist and a good interiors photographer as you will see in the last photo. Link here while it lasts.

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Stone and concrete are warmed with wood accents. Walls slide back blurring boundaries. Multiple living areas welcome social interactions whether cosy conversations or large parties. The hub is the kitchen with family life spreading out to greet the outdoor spaces. Yes we all know we want to call up our friends, mix the drinks and have plenty of towels on hand for when we climb out of the pool. A sense of casual sophistication. Easy going but stylish. A trophy house? Yes but you deserve it. The latest home by SAOTA – Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects and Three14 Architects in Higgovale, Cape Town.

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