Trees, river, windows, views, spaciousness….what more could you want? This 6,500 sq ft home in Coxsackie, NY on the Hudson River is unbelieveable, inside and out. I can’t imagine having all those windows to be able to enjoy the outdoors 365 days a year. It could even convince me to enjoy winter. 😉 Architect: BWArchitects (previous features here and here)+ interior: Poonam Khanna + most photos: William Waldron for Architectural Digest.
An imposing, modern extension to an old brick house in Fitzroy, Melbourne appears as if a metal box perches precariously on the roof. A series of levels cascading together with short flights of stairs and a double height void allow for “open plan” living which is light filled yet discreet. Playing with the juxtaposition of contrasts, positive and negative, open and closed, old and new has created a striking, minimalist home by Julie Firkin Architects.
Pop-up shops, particularly those staged in apartment spaces, come and go with regularity these days. The concept is tried and tested, after all who wouldn’t want to be seduced into purchasing beautiful goods in inspiring interiors. Just like shopping your fabulously stylish friend’s house. One could almost be forgiven for yawning “ho hum” at the mention of another such retail space… except this is no ordinary pop-up shop. Oh no the new Artilleriet Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden is so breathtaking that the old chestnut about moving into the shop and never leaving has never held so true. I’ll even take the dog.
Primitive modern, rustic industrial, whatever you want to call it this is an absolutely gorgeous house inside and out. And OMG it is next to a little lake, has a pool, silo, ancient barn, a golden retriever AND alpacas! *GASP!* Yep, everything I have ever wanted (throw in some cats tho’) all wrapped up in a beautiful package. Designed by Cortney Bishop. (Some previous features can be found here, here and here).
A small but stylish garden in inner city Melbourne by Eckersley Garden Architecture. Pool, lush creepers, old Ash tree and privacy define the rear space while a simpler enclosed courtyard with over-scaled stone walls and limited planting makes the perfect little sun trap.