Displaying posts from May, 2015


Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015 by midcenturyjo

So much more than a pile of stones. The transformation of a ramshackle series of buildings into a minimalist, contemporary home is a thing of beauty while showing respect for place, materials and history. Rustic yet ultra modern the stone house in Scaiano, Switzerland by Wespi de Meuron Romeo Architects.





Wide open arms

Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015 by midcenturyjo

The two intersecting blocks that comprise this Woollahra house by Sydney-based architectural firm Tzannes Associates have been arranged to suit an irregular site. More so they are like two giant arms wide open to embrace the outside. With walls and windows that slide and concertina the interiors become part of the garden. What a joy to have that flowering magnolia as part of your living room.

Photography by Michael Nicholson.

A location home in Hackney

Posted on Sun, 17 May 2015 by KiM

Before I head out for breakfast and errands, and then spend the remainder of the day at the folks place hanging out at the pool and enjoying some BBQ (because SUMMER!!!) I leave you with this gorgeous newly renovated Georgian home in Hackney, UK that is available via JJ Locations. Love the bold colour choice in the living and dining rooms, and the little kitchen is adorable. And I want that polar bear side table. 🙂

Before and after

Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015 by KiM

As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to share some before and after photos from ARCH angels Architects’ portfolio. Always fun to see how a space can be transformed – in this case even some staircases!

ARCH angels Architects

Posted on Fri, 15 May 2015 by KiM

Looking for an architect who can take the ugly out of a space and make it marvelous? ARCH angels Architects located in Brighton, UK are well versed on the art of architectural transformations of homes (and new builds of course). I have some before and afters coming up in my next post that are sure to impress, but first, a little sample of this firm’s work.