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Thursday
Mar262015

A modern home in Hintonburg

I have driven by this home in Ottawa's Hintonburg neighbourhood several times and always loved how simple the exterior is. For an infill project amidst a slew of very old brick homes, this seems to blend in more than one would expect. I was also dying to know what the inside looked like, and now I know, because I discovered it was designed by built, and featured on their website. The architecture is simple and modern, with a WOW kitchen and some really cool bathrooms. Love it!! (Photos I think by Justin Van Leeuwen)  

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Monday
Mar232015

Wheeler Kearns Architects

Chicago based Wheeler Kearns Architects design homes that are works of art for any modernist. This first home before the jump is STUNNING from the outside in. Built in the 1870's, this two-story brick and wood frame single family residence is located in a landmark district of Chicago. Although exterior changes visible from the street are restricted by landmark guidelines, the project included a complete gut renovation of the interior and the removal of a 1980's two-story addition in the rear yard. The newly opened interior space is defined and vertically connected by a central two-story volume that is naturally lit from a series of skylights above. The central volume contains the home's service spaces and is carved to reveal an open stair whose landing extends to form the kitchen counter. A wall of cabinetry on the west compliments the stark gallery wall on the east.

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Friday
Mar132015

Contemporary seaside

Modern beach house living. A colour palette of sea and sand. Clean lined contemporary take on an endless summer of family and friends. Clovelly House by one of my favourite designers Brett Mickan Interior Design. Photography by Thomas Dalhoff.

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Thursday
Mar122015

Contemporary apartment living

Bayside Apartments designed by Melbourne-based Rob Mills Architects and Interior Designers. Ultra contemporary with a simple colour palette and natural finishes of stone and timber. Sleek, stylish, modern living.

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Monday
Mar092015

Affordable architecture

Sorry folks, I didn't receive enough pets on furniture entries while I was away for a post today (you can send them to kim[@]desiretoinspire[.]net), but I do have a funky, modern 2 bedroom home that is for rent in London via Domus Nova. It is designed by architects Teatum + Teatum who believe in creating all of their properties to rent to make great architecture available to as many people as possible. By using simple and affordable materials that are available in local hardware outlets they are showing how we can make something special with a limited budget. In this home they made use of sterling board (otherwise known as OSB) which is readily available and inexpensive. That combined with concrete, metalwork and painted brick (I personally would have loved seeing more of the brick) makes for a very interesting textural eye candy. 

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