“The brief for an extension to a 1920’s house backing on to the Hobart rivulet and Fitzroy gardens called for increased visual and physical access to its garden setting. This was in stark contrast to the flood overlay planning requirements for the floor level to be raised above the site it sought to connect with. The resulting addition sets up a series of decks and landings at height intervals not requiring balustrades and gradually spills into the immediate garden drawing in the neighbouring park through large glazing and openings.”
A connection between in and out, light and shadow play, expansive view and glimpses through fins, new and old. Floodlight House by Crump Architects.
Photography by Matt Sansom
Gemma, founder of Balance Interior Design in South West London, believes that excellent interior design is about finding that sweet spot between what could oppose – aesthetics & function, period & modern, symmetry & offset. My design style leans towards calm interiors with a sense of space and organisation. I focus on light, layering and materiality for a pared back and relaxed style which is at once authentic, warm and inviting. Timeless, comfortable and serene.
I am completely smitten with this stunning Florida home designed by Bohlert Massey. The architectural details are extraordinary, and highlight the global treasures found throughout each room. With an eclectic mix of antique furnishings from different eras and layers of textiles and materials, it’s a feast for the eyes.
Photos: Carley Page Summers
Modern family living and a historic home. Can you have both? Will it look like an unholy mish mash? The Old Schoolhouse on the outskirts of Milton on the NSW South Coast by Christina Prescott Design (in collaboration with VIEW//THRU building design and Seed Garden Design) saw the addition of a new wing containing a large open plan living, kitchen and dining room. A sympathetic and stunning heart of the home.
The renovation of a 19th Century Bellport Long Island sea captain’s house by C.S. Valentin saw the marriage of the house’s beautifully uncomplicated bones and a mid century aesthetic. It’s been called “Mid Century Shaker” even “Flintstone Chic”. I call it simply sublime.
Photography by Jonathan Hökklo