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Wednesday
Jan082014

Beach house in an olive grove

The holidays are over and now I need a holiday to recup. Actually, I just need a holiday to get out of this godforsaken cold weather. I would be more than happy to visit this wonderful home by Spanish architect Toni Gironès Saderra. It is located on a hillside in Cadaqués, Girona, Spain, and has 15 olive trees on the property. The home is simple yet stunning, and while not much going on with the decor in these photos, my brain is on overdrive thinking of the possibilities. Yes, I could spend winters here. Easily. 

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Saturday
Dec072013

Stalking Harry Seidler

I'm stalking a modernist gem today. Stalking a piece of Australian architectural history. My Australian midcentury modern friends will be going weak at the knees. Here's what the real esate agent says ... "We live in a disposable society, in an age when so many things in life are too often forgotten or disposed of to make room for bigger and newer things. So it's a precious surprise when one encounters a stunning home that has survived the times, continuing to act as a testament to the era and style of which it was built. It's even more precious, when the architect who designed the home intelligently and specifically, is none other than the father of Australian modern architecture, Harry Seidler." Located in Beaumont, South Australia it is his only home built in this state.

What I love the most is how it is a well loved family home, that kids hang aeroplanes from the ceiling and maps and medals from the walls, that updates are sympathetic to the era and that the pool is original! A small midcentury marvel well loved and well used by a modern family. Perfect and imperfect. Link here while it lasts. (Thanks Andrea for finding this one for us.)

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Wednesday
Nov272013

Cat Hill Barn

Nestled in the rolling hills of Yorkshire is this award winning renovation of a grade ll listed, 16th century barn. Liverpool based Snook Architects have be restrained in their approach. The open plan space is contemporary but the character of the historic barn is not compromised. Carefully avoiding the twee and the clichéd it is a minimalist exultation of the bones of a once working rural structure.

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Wednesday
Nov202013

Loft love

OMG I love this loft (apparently that of designer Paola Navone)! The row of windows, the original wood flooring, the modular kitchen separated my a row of tall cabinets, the white painted stone, the massive sofa and table to fit my entire family!!!! (Via Jean-Marc Palisse)

Friday
Oct182013

Guest house

Never mind the main house, I'm sure it is lovely. I'm moving into the guest house. Perched in the hills above Sonoma, California with views of vineyards and oak trees is this beautifully crafted stone cottage by Nicole Hollis. I would be the house guest from hell though. Why would I ever want to leave?

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