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Tuesday
Oct172017

A Brooklyn rowhouse for booklovers and cats 

Most of you will know why I wanted to share this post with you. Being a cat mom to many, it's a dream of mine to have a house that coordinates some designs for the cats within the architecture. Design and architecture firm Barker Freeman was asked to convert this Brooklyn rowhouse into a series of lively, light-filled spaces and to provide accommodations for the homeowners two shy but inquisitive cats — including ways for the cats to slip away from unexpected guests. My ferals would totally appreciate that, and they would love this home as much as I would. 

I must point out the fact that the bookshelf wall not only has the top accessible to the cats but they can get up there via shelves that project to create invisible steps.

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Friday
Oct132017

Full of Grace

Take a two bedroom Art Deco era house that has seen better times. Give the old girl a well deserved makeover with a spacious modern extension. Take care to marry the old with the new. Final result? A stunning family home with a sophisticated colour palette of black, white and blush. I love the repetition of the stacked tile motif. South Yarra Residence by Full of Grace, Interiors by Therese Carrodus.

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Monday
Oct092017

A renovated apartment in grey and white

Blending new with old is what went down in the renovation of this classic apartment in Vienna. Original tiles, doors, windows and wood floors were restored, making a perfect backdrop for a modern partially free-standing kitchen and furnishings. A subtle grey and white colour scheme makes this home serene and keep the attention on the details. By architecture and design firm destilat

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Wednesday
Oct042017

Black and white

Volume, light, proportion and materiality. These are the elements at the heart of designs by Toronto-based architectural studio Atelier Kastelic Buffey. What appears to be simple and minimal is, in fact, a beautifully balanced consideration of form and function resulting in a modern interpretation of a family ski chalet.

Thursday
Sep282017

Barnhouse - a contemporary home in London

WHOA. I spotted this house for sale on The Modern House and am having heart palpitations (and not because of the price). Barnhouse is one of Britain’s most architecturally significant contemporary houses and has never previously been offered for sale. Winner of the prestigious AJ First Building Award at the Stirling Prize ceremony in 2002, it was designed by Charlie Sutherland. The house is set behind the historic 18th-century Highgate High Street, deep into its quarter-acre site, providing complete privacy and tranquillity yet enjoying the convenience of the Village. There is approx. 6,000 sq ft of residential floor area, plus additional retail, integral garaging and covered courtyard space. The intention of the project was to unite the new house with the pre-existing buildings on the substantial site, to create an integrated living and working environment. As well as the four-bedroom main house, there is an original timber-clad barn, which was previously used as an artist’s studio. Further, incorporated as part of the original site is a paneled three / four-bedroom apartment, ideal for family or a service flat, above the interesting little shop and basement, which opens with a separate entrance onto the High Street. You can read further details on this spectacular home here, and do check out the floorplan. This home is a dream!!!

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