The exterior may be storybook style but the interiors are definitely a modern tale. Cotswold Style Residence by Connecticut architects Brooks & Falotico.
“A beautiful home is the result of considering the environment and the project as one, along with the interface between interior design and architecture.”
Perched like a rocky outcrop above the valley this house by Vitale Design with views forever through its walls of glass feels like it should be there, that it is part of the landscape. Monumental and cave like yet open to the surrounding bush with the slide of a wall panel or window.
Classic spaces with modern touches that are unique, thoughtful and absolutely beautiful. This is Betsy Brown. A well suited home is a portrait of those who live within. The palette colored by life’s experiences, a graceful segue from solitude to public life. It is a place where one feels effortless alone or in the company of friends. Such a home is our aim. Its creation begins with inquiry into the patterns of daily living, understanding what is nurturing, stimulating, calming—what feels like home. It requires inspection of cherished objects, and introspection into cherished experiences. We observe and absorb what is abundant and appropriate, and attend to what is lacking. We expand upon the authentic and delete the superfluous. Modernist sensibilities form the foundation while antiquities inform and balance, providing a delicate tension and subtle energy. The result is a home that genuinely reflects one’s true nature. A home that feels like home.
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Why am I so attracted to old fashioned English kitchens? No bells, no whistles, appropriate to the age of the building and beautiful. I’m sure someone will ask where is the fridge and the oven and what about more storage. Perhaps they are on the other side of the room out of camera shot, perhaps not. Perhaps I’m just in love with the romance of these types of kitchens and am ignoring the practicality of everyday life with a family to feed but I don’t seem to need a steam oven and a dishwasher, a cappuccino machine or a freezer drawer and drawers and drawers of gadgets. Kitchen in a Grade 1 listed almshouse in Whitechapel by Chris Dyson Architects.
Photography by Alex Jones.
As much as I love my dark and moody home sometimes along comes a house with a light, bright, modern palette that makes me re-assess my stance. How cool, how young and crisp. I particularly love that vibrant staircase! This Lincoln Park, Chicago home by Summer Thornton is a breath of fresh air.
Photography by Annie Schlechter