These days I don’t often feature new build homes as those with history are more my thing but these photos of a model townhome in Markham, Ontario by Kylemore is quite spectacular. Their attention to detail (even in the photo above – check out the curves in the drywall above that stove wall) and the finishes and décor are spectacular. I’d happily move in there with a truck full of antiques and make this work.
The sales listing for this home calls it a hôtel particulier but I think compound is more appropriate because it is surrounded by walls creating a courtyard. And I loooooooove homes designed to create that sense of privacy for an outdoor space. And those arching blue doors to greet you as you enter the compound…..OH LA LA!!! This home really does have such incredible bones that I can very much see past the underwhelming décor and imagine all the things I could do with this. (Quick notes: it was built in 1690, is 450 m² with 15 rooms including 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, is located in Semur-en-Auxois – a commune of the Côte-d’Or department in eastern France and is for sale via Capifrance for 550 000 €)
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. Of all the commercial properties I have featured here this is definitely the first chess bar. Blitz Society by Sandra Benhamou.
‘No architecture can be truly noble which is not imperfect’ – John Ruskin
Honesty, simplicity, integrity and beliefs. It’s about leaving excess behind, about the intersection of craft and architecture, about making and learning. Railway Cottage by Ben Daly of Palace Electric.
Sophisticated and stylish with a restrained colour palette punctuated by blues and mochas Charlebarbara by Kansas City-based Kobel + Co is a home filled with timeless treasures and modern pieces, old and new, high and low, function and beauty. Ah, it certainly is a beauty.