Chandlers Reach

Posted on Sun, 22 Sep 2019 by KiM


This is pretty much my dream home right here. Funky vintage mash-ups on the interior with modern artwork and a black exterior with coloured stone and decking and A RIVER in your backyard AND multiple outbuildings to have your own personal space along with a space to shoo partner/children to keep them out of your hair. Sounds absolutely perfect to me. For sale via The Modern House.

Conjuring the American bayou with its black cladding and superb situation on the banks of the River Rother, Chandlers Reach occupies the longest private river frontage in Rye. Consisting of a main house and a series of converted outbuildings, accommodation extends to almost 4,000 sq ft, with parking for several cars, a garage, substantial 200 ft garden, and uninterrupted views across the diverse natural habitat of Romney Marshes, to the sea beyond. The main house is arranged over two levels, with five bedrooms in all. Painted-timber floors and internal cladding of timber and corrugated steel contribute to the wonderful tapestry of materials within, resulting in playful and uplifting aesthetic throughout. Spanning the considerable length of the property are three outbuildings. Two of these have been converted into self-contained studios, with one currently earning significant income through holiday rental (the house is also a popular choice for location shoots). The third is used as a creative studio and office but is plumbed for use as accommodation.

Parisian flea market style

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 by KiM

This stunner of an apartment is located on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Could this setting BE MORE PERFECT?! Designed again by d.mesure, many items were sourced from Paris flea markets, adding to this apartment’s rustic, vintage vibe. (The thought of being able to visit Paris flea markets gives me heart palpitations – I’d need a shipping container!)

Photos: Stephen Clement

Old world drama in an apartment in Prague

Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 by KiM

This apartment located in the historic district of Prague, Czech Republic, embraces old world charm and takes it to a whole other level. Elodie Sire of d.mesure created a unique and magical home for her clients who love antiques (though I must admit I wish the rug in the living room wasn’t so modern).

Photos: Didier Delmas

Perfect Darkness – a study in tile

Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 by KiM

Pinch me because I must be dreaming! This space is beyond incredible. The scoop: During Milan Design Week 2019, Elisa Ossino and Josephine Akvama Hoffmeyer, creative directors and founders of H+O, revealed their multi-room apartment installation, Perfect Darkness. A new concept of home where tiles take centre stage of the project. Besides covering walls and floors tiles are featured in each room serving as structural and architectonic elements. Elisa Ossino Studio designed the interiors of the apartment. The choice of colors, in collaboration with File Under Pop, emphasises the vibration of light highlighting the sequence of environments in a continuous transition from darker to brighter spaces. The space is characterized by carefully selected furniture, objects and art pieces by international award-winning design studios who all share a passion for creativity and innovation: Artcoustic, Astep, Boffi, De Castelli, De-Tech, Dresswall, Fantini, File Under Pop, Formani, Frama, H+O, House of Finn Juhl, Menu, Nesite, Officine Saffi, Pitt Cooking, Salvatori, Stine Goya and Tubes.

Photos: Giorgio Possenti

A renovation of a duplex in a Brooklyn townhouse that went oh so very right. The architectural details in this home are spectacular. A renovation of a renovation. The lower duplex of a Clinton Hill townhouse was purchased somewhat half way renovated by a developer. The floor plan worked but it just wasn’t right. Plus light was lacking even on the gracious parlor floor. Some plan adjustments,  window alterations and general cleaning up of misplaced casings and moldings made the difference. Together with a more neutral palette (imagine former blue walls) to offer a background for the varied art pieces from the client, the duplex transformed into a new form of its former elegance. By vonDALWIG Architecture.