Clever use of large sliding battened screens to provide seclusion and light control while expansive glass doors push wide open to reach out to the views where privacy is not an issue. Stylish subtropical living in Bardon, Brisbane by architectural firm bureau^proberts.
A cursory glance at the pretty little white house with the green shutters would not reveal how fabulously fun and stylish are the spaces within but look closer, take a step inside and it’s not hard to see why Madrid-based interior designer Marta de la Rica is one of Spain’s rising stars. Pool house? Guest house? Small house? Who knows? One thing I do know is I’m green with envy.
Good design doesn’t need to be pretentious nor bankrupt you. These spaces by California designer Christie Hausmann are about durability and practical living, and she loves hunting for treasures at flea markets and thrift shops. Which means you can afford this. And you can put your feet up on the coffee table and no one will yell at you.
Living off the grid has never been so fabulous… except this isn’t the main house. It’s the guest/pool house to Wolveridge Architects award-winning Hill Plains House in country Victoria. (You can see our previous feature here.) Stylish sustainability in the middle of a wide brown land with a natural, chemical free pool by Natural Swimming Pools. If I was a guest I’d never leave.
Photography by Derek Swalwell
Stalking a warehouse down a private lane in Sydney’s Waterloo. Industrial and a touch of Mediterranean. Check out the copper in the kitchen. Link here while it lasts.