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A modern 2 storey extension to a modest wooden cottage includes a new kitchen, dining area and master suite. The unusual shape allows for light to flood into the rooms while fitting neatly within the awkward suburban block. Concrete and white walls are warmed by the extensive use of timber. The heart of the home with a wooden heart. Fenwick by Julie Firkin Architects.
Touching lightly on the meadow in which it sits, this amazing home by Finne Architects celebrates not only the view but the craftsmanship and artisan beauty of a carefully considered building. Nils Finne calls it crafted modernism, with cast bronze inserts at the front door, variegated laser-cut steel railing panels, a curvilinear cast-glass kitchen counter, waterjet-cut aluminum light fixtures and many custom furniture pieces. Interior, exterior, relation to site, all integrated, all pleasing to the mind and soul. The Mazama house located in the Methow Valley of Washington State, a secluded mountain valley on the eastern edge of the North Cascades, about 200 miles northeast of Seattle.
And here I thought my house had some pretty special architectural details. This Park Slope townhouse was designed by Tamara Eaton, and WOW how I am envious that she was a part of this. I would have had a minor stroke just walking in the door and seeing this absolutely incredible woodwork (for the low price of $2.695 million says this New York Times feature). The Times quoted owner Christina Anderson: I love wallpaper, tufted furniture, nail heads, chandeliers, all that Hollywood glamour. We had a very modern house in Manhattan Beach, and the question was how to fit our mod stuff into a Victorian house. The mix of new with flea market finds with some glamorous light fixtures makes this home not so traditional and adds a youthful spark. My dream home. (Photos: Bruce Buck for the NY Times and Tamara's portfolio)