Villa Cernobbio

Posted on Sun, 25 Feb 2024 by KiM

Villa Cernobbio is all I need to live happily ever after. Located about 2 kilometres northwest of Como, this is such a beautiful little city and this home is the perfect place to enjoy life in Italy. At 4844 sq ft it has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a conservatory, 3 gardens, swimming pool, outbuilding and views to take your breath away. You don’t have to do any work to this home at all, inside or out. I’ll take it! For sale via Barnes.

Colourful cottagecore in a Michigan home

Posted on Fri, 23 Feb 2024 by KiM

This new-build home in Harbor Springs, Michigan is about as pretty as can be, and very feminine. With a backdrop of mostly white shiplap, each space is accented with colour and pattern in a super fun and maximalist way. Cottagecore and vintage auntie vibes with a bit of coastal thrown into the mix. I’d be smiling ear to ear walking through this home. Design: Cameron Ruppert; Photos: Stacy Zarin Goldberg; Styling: Kristi Hunter.

I’m always talking about attention to detail and how in awe I am of the skill of designers to layer to many elements in a space that it feels like your brain may explode (in a good way). There is a lot going on in the Indianapolis home of designer Tiffany Skilling and I really REALLY love it. Each space is like a jewel box full of treasures. The kitchen is a prime example. A mural type wallpaper with a fairly bold marble is a little shocking at first but layered they really compliment each other…and then you walk around the corner into a pantry and bar area, and around the other corner another butler’s pantry? I’m dying. I applaud her unique style and brave approach to elegant maximalism. Photos: Sarah Shields.

Slade Hooton Hall

Posted on Wed, 21 Feb 2024 by KiM

This impressive Grade II*-listed house was built in the William and Mary style of the 17th century. Sitting within over four acres of private grounds, the house enjoys far-reaching views over South Yorkshire’s surrounding countryside. Unfolding over 5,500 sq ft, the house has two fantastic reception rooms, a generous kitchen and eight bedrooms, as well as numerous outbuildings. One of the earliest classically-designed houses of the region, a sympathetic restoration has preserved some of its exceptional original features, such as the trompe l’œil painting crowing the main staircase. Complete with a swimming pool, an entertaining hall, orchards and a greenhouse, the house makes for a wonderful self-contained oasis. 
Dear gawd, where do I sign?!?! This home is soooo checking all my boxes. And (massive Aga) then (pool) some (glasshouse…greenhouse…lake…outbuildings…conservatory…fountain…). For sale via Inigo.

In Blauvelt, less than 20 miles from New York City, is the Socrates Zaferiou House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. Completed in 1961, the 2,500-square-foot Usonian home has been restored by Sarah Magness, including the period kitchen, batten mahogany paneling, and exterior. An escape from the city, the house is representative of Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius and philosophy that the outside is the inside, and vice versa. Likewise, Sarah wanted the interiors to reciprocate the woodsy landscape. The strict linear components, inside and out, required a simplified, peaceful interior to reinforce the character of the architecture. 
Can you imagine scrolling through real estate listings and coming across a Frank Lloyd Wright being sold by its original owners? I’d pass right out. Photos: Adrian Gaut.