Outdoor spaces by Cicognani Kalla

Posted on Thu, 26 May 2022 by KiM

While perusing the portfolio of Cicognangi Kalla Architect I was continuously stopped in my tracks by the magical outdoor spaces featured as part of their projects. I thought I would share some of my favourites.

Gavin Houghton

Posted on Tue, 24 May 2022 by KiM

I am completely mesmerized by the photo above. Enjoy it and many other spaces by British designer Gavin Houghtonknown for his bold combinations of both the modern and what is a quintessentially English layered style. Creating for clients’ practical houses that are clever and individual, yet soft, romantic with real charm.

A renovated Pennsylvania barn

Posted on Tue, 24 May 2022 by KiM

After renovating and moving into a small farmhouse, a young family of five decided to transform the century-old stone barn and silo complex on their property into their new home. The main floor of the barn features very large vertical public spaces, finished in reclaimed wood and field stone. The three levels of the barn are connected by the silo which, repurposed for vertical circulation, contains an industrial, spiral stair. Fusing the aesthetics of both husband and wife was challenging, but ultimately led to the modern-rustic feel.
WOW, to live among all of that wood and stone. Being one with nature like that must be so comforting and serene. A gorgeous renovation by NYC based Cicognani Kalla Architect.

A restored manor house in France

Posted on Sun, 22 May 2022 by KiM

Today I’m sharing a gorgeous manor house located in Tarbes, near Lourdes, France. Restored in 2005 with approximately 600m² of living space, a caretaker’s house 250m², garage and 5 acres of parkland. The main house comprises 3 drawing rooms, 2 dining rooms, fully equipped kitchen, 3 offices, wash room, 2 dressing rooms, 7 bedrooms and 5 bath or shower rooms and 2 terraces on the first floor with jacuzzi and a fountain. The caretaker’s house includes 2 sitting rooms, kitchen, 6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and basement and the garage has a work shop and possibility for 6 cars. The style of this home is unique and almost chalet-like. This would be so fun to get my hands on! If only I had a spare 2.3M USD. For sale via Le Figaro Properties.

A contemporary garden in the suburbs of Sydney

Posted on Fri, 20 May 2022 by KiM

The landscaping of this home in the Sydney suburb of Haberfield is lush and contemporary and has everything you could possibly want to enjoy the lovely weather those Australia get 364 days a year ;). Now I’m going to be dreaming and scheming how I can get myself a steel pond. Designed by Fieldwork Associates. (Photos: Jessica Harris)