Displaying posts from October, 2023

Sophistication in a bucolic setting

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2023 by midcenturyjo

Nestled on 85 acres in Queenstown New Zealand, Speargrass House seamlessly combines rustic charm with practical elegance for a lively family with four boys. Embracing its natural surroundings, the house boasts mountain views of The Remarkables and Coronet Peak. A palette of blues, saffron, and silvery greys mirrors the expansive sky and rocky landscapes. Stone features prominently, adorning walls, floors, and fireplaces. European oak floors and custom maple joinery elements bring warmth. Speargrass House interiors by Sydney-based Arent & Pyke.

Photography by Anson Smart.

Green dream

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2023 by midcenturyjo

“For this project the client sought the con­ve­nience of a mod­ern home, but they also desired tra­di­tion­al charm. The land­scape com­ple­ments this, designed as a series of court­yards fram­ing the home while pro­vid­ing abun­dant oppor­tu­ni­ty for out­door liv­ing. It is at once a grand enter­tain­er and a space for rest­ful, pri­vate fam­i­ly time.”

Is anyone else craving lush green garden living? I know I am. Modern Classic by Sydney-based inte­grat­ed land­scape design prac­tice Wyer & Co.

Photography by Pablo Veiga.

A country club respite in Rhode Island

Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2023 by KiM

A country club respite for our busy professional Bostonian clients. Much of the club’s exteriors reflect a quintessential New England shingle style architecture. The internals had succumbed to dated late 90s and early 2000s renovations of inexpensive materials void of craftsmanship. Our client’s aesthetic balances on the scales of hyper minimalism, clean surfaces, and void of visual clutter. Our palette of color, materiality & textures kept to this notion while generating movement through vintage lighting, comfortable upholstery, and Unique Forms of Art.
Sounds swanky at first but surprisingly not, though the clean, textured and neutral elegance of the space is exactly what you would expect from Moore House Design. Photos: Jared Kuzia.

Casa almóada

Posted on Mon, 30 Oct 2023 by KiM

Casa almóada is a quirky and secretly secluded 4-bedroom Boutique Home (12+) which has flourished from its XIX century rammed-earth walls, right at the heart of the purest Algarve. This hidden and serene countryside – where the rugged shapes of the “Barrocal” hold hands (1.5km) with the picturesque little town of São Brás de Alportel (Southern Portugal) – is the faithful guardian of dazzling beaches kissed by the enchanting Ria Formosa.
This is how I want to vacation – easy, breezy and totally casual and inviting. Your stay at almóada includes a fully equipped kitchen & outdoor plancha, on-hand concierge, chlorine-free heated plunge pool, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, king sized beds and a long list of extra experiences (the traditional dinner, exclusive wine & art interpretative session sounds lovely!). Loooove the pool area and outdoor dining space – and that view! Oh what a fabulous vacation spot this would be! Click here to book stay at this gem.

A medieval château in Creuse, France

Posted on Sun, 29 Oct 2023 by KiM

This expansive and incredibly majestic château in Creuse, France is move-in ready and every inch is beautifully restored. It includes a scullery, service entrance, 2 dining rooms, cellar, 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, village entrance (?), library, smoking room, linen room and sooo much more. 10 years of restoration work reveals collection of 17th century embossed leather panels and wallpapers dating from the late 19th century. Now THIS is a DREAM piece of history you could own for €1,198,000 (via Patrice Besse)