Displaying posts from February, 2023

A converted church in Sydney

Posted on Mon, 20 Feb 2023 by KiM

Once a community church, and later, a theatre, The Church, has been renovated into a 3 level contemporary home, while providing a sympathetic adaptation to a historic building. Heritage listed, the brick and sandstone façade is preserved to the public elevations. It’s legacy lives on to frame the progressive lifestyle of our clients.
One of my favourite church conversions we’ve posted, particularly for that picture perfect view standing back looking at the kitchen. Hallelujah!
Architecture/Design: Michiru Higginbotham; Builder: Straightup Build; Architect in Association – ARC Architects; Photos: Katherine Lu; Styling: Holly Irvine

French château for sale on the coast of Penthièvre in the department of Côtes-d’Armor in Brittany. The property is located on a hill overlooking the sea and offers stunning panoramic views. It has been extensively and authentically renovated between 2018 and 2019. The château dates from the end of the 18th century and was built on the site of an old manor house (manoir) of the Rogon family. In the basement, which is at ground level on the garden side, a cellar, a utility room with terrace (the former castle kitchen with fireplace and a huge bread oven), the boiler room and a workshop room with exit to the garden. On the raised first floor a large hall opening to the monumental granite staircase with baluster balustrade, a salon with fireplace, a kitchen open to the dining room with fireplace and pantry. A door leads from the kitchen to the garden via a spiral staircase. On the upper floor a large library which leads into the second salon with open fireplace, a bedroom with balcony offering a panoramic view over the countryside and the sea, a shower room á l’Italienne and a dressing room. In the attic there are four large rooms. Two outbuildings belong to the castle: A gatehouse (cottage) with 70sqm floor area, which was completely renovated in 2020-21. And former stables on a floor area on about 120 sqm.
There isn’t much to do with this one! WOW!!! And a 1 km walk to the beach. It doesn’t really get much better than this. For sale via Realportico.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 18 Feb 2023 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. Fuego Camina Conmigo x SANCAL by Isern Serra.

La Palma

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

What can I say? Swoon comes to mind. Yasmine Saleh Ghoniem is my favourite interior designer and her Sydney-based firm YSG can do no wrong. When am I moving in?

Photography by Prue Ruscoe

Hosono House

Posted on Fri, 17 Feb 2023 by midcenturyjo

A sympathetic reworking of this San Francisco house sees many of its original elements such as the ceilings retained while the floorplan was reconfigured and a sympathetic material palette introduced. The owner’s collection of vintage Italian furniture is the star of the show as are the stunning views and sense of privacy. Hosono House by Ryan Leidner Architecture.