Displaying posts from February, 2022

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 19 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Square Peg Office by SJB.

Faraway lands

Posted on Fri, 18 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Briefed to capture the spirit of India and house treasures from faraway lands, our studio has transformed this federation home into an exuberant space that celebrates inventive colour and fabric combinations, with clever antique finds and smart artworks”

Bold colour, beautiful original architectural details (the leaded windows are to die for) and a carefully curated mix of old and new breathe new life into the old house. Lang Road by Alexandra Kidd Design.

And the sea goes on forever

Posted on Fri, 18 Feb 2022 by midcenturyjo

“Great architecture and interior design is always site-responsive and client-specific. It reflects and amplifies the character and attributes of its place, and of its owners. It is progressive and ambitious yet timeless.”

The old apartment was pokey and ignored the view. The new apartment is streamlined, light-filled and drinks in the sea that goes on forever. Add clever storage and hidden doors and it’s just about perfect contemporary living. Clovelly Apartment by Sydney-based James Garvan Architecture.

A home on a private island in Maine

Posted on Thu, 17 Feb 2022 by KiM

Would you like to live on a 31 acre private island in a home with a black exterior and exquisite architecture? I sure would!
Set on a 31-acre private island off the coast of Maine, this house perches on a bluff once occupied consecutively by two mansions, both of which burned. The client wanted the house to evoke the atmosphere of the original Shingle-style house on the site and to be a welcoming setting for family and house guests. While its architectural character is relatively simple, in keeping with the legacy of the Maine coast, elements suggest its design was influenced by buildings seen on the Grand Tour, such as the elaborate bracketed entrance with its diamante-patterned doors, sgraffito panels above the front door and the fluted Doric columns on the kitchen porch. Peter Pennoyer Architects wrapped the various forms in the massing in dark shingle and oriented all the principal rooms toward the water. The relatively narrow plan allows light to span the rooms from sea side to land side. Meanwhile, the interiors are brimming with architectural inspirations that seem to have come from the classical world, including a long, vaulted guest bedroom hall with apsidal spaces framed into the dormers. A sweeping stair has treads of wood imitating stone in its chiseled profile. Modern conveniences — air conditioning, built-in lighting and audio/visual systems — were intentionally left out. The interiors, including all of the finishes, were specified by our client who was the interior designer.

Partner-in-Charge: James Taylor
Design Director: Gregory Gilmartin
Associates: John Gibbons, Matthew Cummings, Nebojsa Savic, Lucas Hafeli, F. Patrick Mohan, Timothy P. Kelly, Cecilia Rodgers, Cleary Shea, Jennifer Gerakaris
Landscape Architect: Fernando Caruncho
Interior Design: Alexia Leuschen
Photography: Eric Piasecki

A renovated 1927 Spanish-style home

Posted on Thu, 17 Feb 2022 by KiM

Sharing another absolutely stunning project by Electric Bowery. The details in this 1927 home…..WOW! I’m head over heels in love with the courtyard. The objective was to enhance the character of the original home while upgrading the fixtures and finishes and reworking the layout to create a more functional family home for the owner and her three boys. Electric Bowery designed and managed extensive changes to the interior of the home, including a new bifold front door system, completely renovated kitchen, and new custom millwork throughout the home. We reworked the upper floor plan to convert a den off the Master Bedroom into a new Master Bathroom, and fully remodeled two additional bathrooms. The material palette is rich and luxurious with warm walnut millwork, luminous onyx, exquisite mosaic tile work and dramatic quartzite. The final result is a stunning, layered home that reflects the owner’s radiant personality and style. (Photos: Douglas Friedman)