This historical Baix Empordà townhouse, originally dating back to the 16th century, is one of the oldest properties in this sought-after town of Pals, just a couple of kilometres from the nearest beaches of the Costa Brava. The house was originally divided into 3 properties but was remodeled to form a single house with 6 bedrooms. . The property occupies the main street of Pals, with half the property on one side and the other, which includes the garden and the pool, on the other side. Both houses are joined by an internal walkway. The property is full of period details and historic charm. It has been completely renovated by the current owners and has a lift, bathrooms and kitchens brand new and a music system throughout the house.
I must add it includes 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, interior courtyard, billiards room, wine cellar, outdoor terrace off the dining room, a watchtower with 360º views, swimming pool…. This property is absolutely incredible. For sale via Lucas Fox for €1,575,000.

Heidi Caillier never disappoints and is eager to embrace the history of a home and leave things like beautiful dark millwork untouched. And this is why I am her biggest fan. Along with her signature addition of slightly muted but always punchy colours and patterns strewn throughout this home gives off the coziest, effortlessly stylish, a wee bit European and timeless vibes. Gorg. Photos: Haris Kenjar.

White Pine House

Posted on Wed, 14 Jun 2023 by KiM

This deep and deliciously renovated home was transformed from modern farmhouse to something more timeless (and darker colours yessssss) and required the reuse of some pretty sweet existing pieces the owner already had. I adore how moody and not-so-trendy this home is, and I’m feeling the sort of old world gentlemen’s club elements. Anything beats modern farmhouse, amiright? Designed by Susannah Holmberg, photos by Malissa Mabey.

Bennison Fabrics

Posted on Wed, 14 Jun 2023 by KiM

I found these spaces on the Bennison Fabrics website and fell in love with the beautiful patterns. I am clearly a pattern girl, and a bit rare among these parts. A Canada Post mailperson just showed up at my door and I had to sign for the package so I opened the door and she saw inside my vestibule (covered in Farrow & Ball wallpaper) and says “Oh – what lovely wallpaper! You don’t see wallpaper very often” 🙂

A courtyard house in Williamsburg

Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2023 by KiM

Nestled on a quiet street is an unassuming slate blue garage facade, behind which exists a rare courtyard house with industrial roots. The two-story house was designed to serve the dual purpose of the client’s home and working space. Creating a dialogue that connects the private and public zones was the main consideration in approaching the design for this two bedroom and two and a half bathroom residence. A focus was to also enhance the ease of flow between the multiple living spaces presented by the circular architecture of the courtyard. The indoor and outdoor; private and communal blend seamlessly with generous access to light and air. Each area within the home, with its own design identity, is interconnected. Here lies the beautiful balance of unity in a courtyard house.
I could not be more smitten with this home, by Melissa Lee of interior design firm Bespoke Only. I adore courtyards, and homes that aren’t what they appear from the façade. Photos: Alice Gao