Durham House

Posted on Tue, 17 May 2016 by midcenturyjo

I love the idea of escaping for a few days to a 5 star hotel whether far afield or just in the next city. An escape from the everyday to somewhere special. What I love even better is a getaway to a beautifully crafted home like Durham House, a unique alternative to luxury hotel-style accommodation. Luckily this award-winning house by architects Owen and Vokes and Peters (now Vokes and Peters) is less than an hours drive from my own in the bohemian, inner-city Brisbane suburb of West End. The 1920s worker’s cottage has recently undergone an extensive but sympathetic renovation and is the perfect base for exploring all that Brisbane has to offer. There is only one problem though. I won’t want to leave at the end of my stay!

It's a vacation rental? It's surprisingly homey!

sue says:

so glad to see this house getting some exposure. i followed along on the blog (west end cottage – i think?) during the build & found the redesign to be really sensitive to what already existed whilst reshaping an old beauty into how we live today… incredibly sad seeing all these old house knocked down without any thought to how they could be modified for today's living… my favourite bit is the scullery (love that word) and the back extension & the little details like the cut-outs in the kitchen upstand (& throughout) & the suspended plate rack, etc., etc., etc. (quite a few fave bits actually)!

Jocelyn says:

HOW do I find out where that bowl and those mugs are from?? Love!!!

Caroline says:

Jo, Thanks for featuring Durham House on your blog – Jocelyn the bowls are from Antler & Moss and the mugs are by Broste Copenhagen. x

Elisa says:

Hi, I love this house and would love to know where the picture in the bedroom is from? The one of the water (wave) above a small side table. Thanks in advance

midcenturyjo says:

It's by Kara Rosenlund Elisa and available here.

Christie Gautreau says:

So beautiful, can you tell me where the light brown wicker patio chairs are from? (Also seen in living room) In love with them!!!thanks

midcenturyjo says:

They are from HK Living Christie – here.

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