Hello dear owners of this apartment by New York based architecture and interior design practice Space Exploration. I was wondering if you were interested in a house swap? I really, really, really love your home and I’m sure, given time, that you will grow accustomed to mine … I hope. I guess the next best thing would be for the designers could come visit me here in Australia and work their magic on my house. Nope! I just really, really, really want this loft. The light flooding in, the high ceilings,the play of crisp white against honey floors, the textures, the art work, the furniture. I’m packing my bags and boarding the next plane!
If this family home designed by Godrich isn’t the definition of fun, then I quit. A visually arresting space, this family home in the West Country uses an abundance of colour and interest to create an amalgamation of aesthetics. Classic mid-century timber furniture graces each space, while bespoke lighting schemes create a truly unique approach to family living. A veritable feast of art work is displayed throughout the house, while one-off antiques and curiosities adorn each corner and cubby hole.
London-based interior design firm Godrich brings to the table a vibrant, exuberant style, unfettered by fleeting trends and is underpinned by a distinctive sense of creativity. And that is why I had to share. I crave authenticity and individuality. And these spaces are just that. And I am pretty much sold when you throw some fun artwork into the mix.
OK I admit I’m choosy and hard to please. I’ve been stalking leftovers. You know. Those listings that are not quite right, have bad photos or I need more photos please! House is amazing, furniture is deplorable, styling is bland or maybe I’m just in a bad mood. Can’t quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding “yes”. This week’s finds include a tower apartment which is a little tired but has great bones, a couple of country getaways including an old courthouse and a modernist Australian classic at risk of falling into the hands of developers. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.
First up today I’m in the Melbourne suburb of Kew stalking a small Victorian-era end of terrace with traditional brick façade leading into a large, light-filled, modern extention. It’s a combination of history and luxury modern living. The sort of thing that Australian designers do so well. (This house is a collaboration between NTF Architecture and Nexus Designs.) Link here while it lasts.