Entries in midcentury (167)
Dear readers please lend me a squillion dollars so I can buy this Pearl Beach house designed in 1963 by architect Brian Mazlin, with restoration and interior design by TFAD in 2010. It takes me back to a simpler time, when beach houses sat nestled in bush surrounds, a glimpse of sea and the sound of crashing waves all the decoration you really needed. Simple, honest, practical and probably way too expensive for me because of its exclusive enclave position on Sydney's northern beaches. Other than that it's just too perfect. For sale via Modern House.
There are several words which when combined make my salivate with anticipation. "Mid mod" and "country home" are combinations that definitely tweak my interest but "mid mod country home" definitely has my quivering. Add in "Shelter Island" and well it's all over. What's that commandment? "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods." When it comes to this wonderful holiday home then I'm definitely a sinner. Architecture by Andre Tchelistcheff Architects and interior design by Gachot.
Mid-century modern architecture always makes my design juices flow and this home is doing just that. A location home available via jj Locations, it is so open flows beautifully and THOSE WINDOWS! The decor could be SO much better so I am sitting here re-decorating it over and over in my head. Built by the architecture company Edgley Design, Pear Tree House was shortlisted for the Stephen Lawrence prize and awarded a RIBA London Award in 2015. The house has been built around a 100 year old pear tree, which was once part of a Victorian fruit orchard, creating an internal courtyard bringing light and air to the centre of the building. The house is long and thin, and the layout is arranged around the changing light of the day with the lowered snug in the centre of the building forming cosy retreat with views out into the garden. The building was designed to blend into its wooded back land context as far as possible and views through the building are defined by slender vertical elements which echo the experience of looking through trees. The ground floor walls are cast in concrete with vertical timber and contrast the polished concrete floor creating abstracted reflections. The house features crafted joinery made from oak veneered ply with brass detailing. Two handmade chandeliers, hang in the double height void spaces at either end of the glass link. The smooth ply finish staircases create dramatic, naturally lit spaces from the roof lights above.