I’ll be right here.
Via Femina, photo by Gyrithe Lemche
A big thanks to Selina for sending us the link (via The Modern House) to this fantastic and strange apartment in London. Here are some specs: Designed by architect David Kohn, this very special four-bedroom apartment (approx. 1,633 sq ft) with balcony and garden is arranged over two storeys of a converted Victorian terraced house in Queen’s Park. The building is very well-maintained, with steps up to a communal front door and entrance hall. This flat is entered on the raised ground floor. It has a large living space with a bay window at the front of the property, which flows into an open-plan dining room and kitchen with separate larder. From the kitchen, you go down half a level and find a study area with access to the garden via a handmade powder-coated-steel walkway. Along the hallway are built-in, angled cupboards. The first two bedrooms and bathroom are found at this level, with the larger one at the rear having direct access into the garden. Down another level are two large bedrooms with lots of built-in storage, and a further family bathroom. I am smitten this apartment – the crown moldings and the fireplace are dreamy but ah mah gawd what have they done with the floors?!?! Yellow, green and red stain? HUH? And don’t get me started on those massive baseboards. Epic fail. Kudos for creativity I suppose.
That’s what the print says and that may be true… or not 🙂 What I am noticing though is the demise of the overstuffed, the over thought, the over tweaked, the overdone. I love this Eagle Rock, California house Bestor Architecture. Stylish but casual, family friendly and just right for everyday living. And who could say no to a half pipe in the backyard?
I think I am going to add ‘live in a castle in Normandy’ to my bucket list. This home belongs to Elisa Bartillat, co-founder of Serendipity and it is just that – a small 19th century castle in Normandy. Filled with a mix of vintage items and bits from her store, it is captivating. Via MilK, photos by Louise Desrosiers.
There is nothing like gorgeous photography of equally gorgeous spaces to get you through the work day. Captured by the very talented Jessica Comingore. (I want to eat the kitchen above. Perfection!)