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Wednesday
Nov302011

Mountain Retreat

Like a cave, rock on rock with primordial forest and majestic mountains. Luxuriously monastic and elegant in its simplicity. Serene yet strong. Raw and masculine. Scree, rock and gravel. Warmth, shelter and style. High country with Lake Wakatipu as view. The Mountain Retreat, Central Otago, Queenstown by New Zealand architectural firm Fearon Hay. Edgy and awe-inspiring.

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Wednesday
Nov022011

Love

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I'm packing my bags. I'm home invading. You'll never get me out. This bijou bluestone worker's cottage in Fitzroy, Melbourne is just about perfect. By one of Australia's leading design firms Hecker Guthrie.

  

  

 

  

 

Wednesday
Oct262011

Steep stalking

Oh the view! Oh the vertigo! Aside from heart palpitations climbing up to this lovely home and the fact that the family dog will need to be replaced by the family goat it's worth it for the view. I'm real estate stalking in exclusive Palm Beach on the northern beaches of Sydney. Stone and sea and palms. I just want to curl up with a coffee and magazine and be mesmerised as the waves roll in. Link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Oct182011

Punta or getting to the point

Stone and drifts of flowers. Wood and water. Formal and casual. Substantial walls and willowing drapes. The stone vernacular of Uruguayan architecture floats on flowers, touches the earth and provides a stylish hearth and home. Martin Gómez and his architectural studio address the site, caress the landscape and reach inwards to create the perfect home. La Pedrera, La Barra, Punta del Este, Uruguay. (You can see our original post on Martin Gómez Arquitectos here.)

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Monday
Sep052011

The house at ...

... Hautefage. Take a 19th century farmhouse right in the heart of France. Original beams, old weathered floors, terracotta and thick stone walls. Excited yet? Add design classics and bespoke fittings. Be a little cheeky, a touch unexpected. Throw in amazing food and wine and be prepared to be amazed. Boutique hotels are always something just a little special. Medieval village meets mid century. Lavender, rosemary, dining al fresco, cobblestone streets and rolling fields. It's almost torture not being there. The House at Hautefage.

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