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Friday
Apr292016

Brunswick House by Preston Lane

"Key to the clients’ brief for Brunswick House was to provide better connections between the indoor and outdoor spaces and optimize the use of natural light throughout the house. Soft light bounces off the water of the new lap pool onto the ceiling intermingled with gentle shadows from the trees in the adjacent property on the western boundary. The crisp lines of the fine steel window frames and perforated mesh box overhead provide a contemporary addition to the original double storey Victorian terrace which intentionally contrast the original period features."

Brunswick House by Melbourne-based architectural firm Preston Lane rounds out a week that had more than it's fair share of extensions and renovations to older homes in Australia. It may sound like bragging but I really believe that Australian architects are masters of the addition. It's not just about extra space but about light, transition between inside and out, modern, often open plan living and a distinction between old and new, of due respect and reference to the original but also a celebration of the best of contemporary design.

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Tuesday
Apr262016

Out the back

It's what Australian architects seem to do so well. The extension, the addition to an old house that opens the living areas up and out. House facades and streetscapes are maintained while out the back clever two storey additions fulfil family needs for modern living. Love the monochromatic palette of this home warmed by the rich wood accents. Contemporary, clean lined, sleek and stylish (although I'm a little worried that, at least here in Australia, the Flos Lighting Aim Lamps are in danger of going the way of Tom Dixon's Beat Lights and become ubiquitous). Elwood House by Melbourne-based Architecture and Interior Design practice Therefore Studio.

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Monday
Apr252016

New and old and Technè

Australian design is shining at the moment. Like a beacon for modern living, honest, crafted, all about light and connection with the outdoors, the interactions between people and living space, respect for the old and exultation of the new. Fitzroy House, a renovation and extension to an inner-city Melbourne historic home by Technè Architecture + Interior Design.

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Wednesday
Feb172016

BMID latest

Can I admit to playing favourites? Sydney-based interior designer Brett Mickan inspires me every time. Love his strong sense of colour, his contemporary with a twist designs always with a vintage touch, his stylish but family friendly spaces. So of course I'm smitten with his latest design. Haberfield House by Brett Mickan Interior Design.

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Thursday
Jan282016

Stalking where I've been before

I'm stalking a house I've featured before, the Balmain House by Fox Johnston, only this time I think I like the real estate photos better. The house seems to have mellowed, grown into its modern extension. Great to see a floor plan. Link here while it lasts.

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