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Friday
Oct302015

Stalking exposed brick

I'm in Redfern in inner-city Sydney and I'm stalking what appears to be your typical historical terrace house ... until you go inside. Holy exposed brick Batman! That must have been some sandblasting job. The 1880s building now has an industrial vibe over 3 levels. I'm not sure how I feel about this house. I want to believe that it is the photography that has me holding back because I love it on the video. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Oct152015

Barn conversion

Another historic building renovation from the portfolio of Chelsea-based architectural firm McLaren.Excell. Pocket Corner Barn celebrates the original materials and soaring spaces of this 18th century brick and flint cattle barn. There's an almost Scandinavian feel. Check out the moveable steel staircase.

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Thursday
Sep172015

A Brooklyn townhouse renovation

You all know by now that I LOOOOOVE a good Brooklyn townhouse renovation. This one was submitted by the lovely folks of Lang Architecture (featured once before here). This 4 story Italianate row house was was converted from a three family to a single-family house with original interior details carefully restored. The garden floor features an office and den, the parlor floor has a living room with custom window seat at the front and a kitchen and new steel balcony at the rear. The fine wood period stair has been restored and leads to the bedroom floors. The master bedroom overlooks the street, with a generous dressing room and bathroom suite at the rear. The bathroom features custom steel and wood partitions, providing a warm complement to marble slab and tile. 

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Palma Plaza

Hugh Randolph Architects updated this 1935 Greek Revival cottage in Austin, Texas and the result is functional and modern yet honouring its past and maintaining the traditional look of the exterior. This is my favourite type of renovation - traditional facade with an unexpected surprise on the inside (and some great use of under-the-stairs space!). The exterior of this home is absolutely gorgeous. I think this needs to go in my inspiration file. 

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Wednesday
Sep162015

InForm Design +2

One more from InForm Design, a townhouse, one of three in a row. Contemporary Australian design done well. I think my favourite bit is the hallway/staircase. I love the sense of transition, the attention given to the process of travel between public and private, the light that floods into what could have been a long, dark corridor.

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