Up on the roof

Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2023 by midcenturyjo

“This ample apartment is a modern, top floor addition to an 18th century palace formerly owned by a Brazilian noble family. It is characterized by a tower that overlooks the city of Lisbon and the Tejo River, providing 360 degree views. During the renovation, we were involved in the supervision of the hard finishes. We designed the millwork and casework, combining locally sourced and produced oak, walnut and stone. The Pico table by Mircea Anghel was exclusively designed for this project, and the tower, now transformed into a lounge area, features ceiling murals designed by Elvira Solana. The tower leads to an integrated rooftop terrace with a built-in Argentinian BBQ and cactus installation.”

I never knew I needed a muralled sunroom or a cactus installation but I do now. Jasmim Tower in Lisbon, Portugal by Quiet Studios.

Photography by TBD.

Elm Residence

Posted on Tue, 28 Nov 2023 by midcenturyjo

“Elm Residence is an Edwardian style five bedroom residence with a contemporary extension that’s designed surrounds an established Golden Elm tree. The property provides an experiential journey through the flow of passage from one end to the other, bringing old and new sensitively together. The ‘old and new’ are connected by a timber lined link, with natural stone portals announcing the transition through from the original house. Elm Residence combines natural materiality and luxurious details, layered with art and objects that create a rich yet comfortable atmosphere.”

Golden tones that resonate by Melbourne-based interior design studio Golden.

Photography by Sean Fennessy.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 25 Nov 2023 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. Mecca by Studio Tate.

Rosso Verde

Posted on Fri, 24 Nov 2023 by midcenturyjo

Rejecting size for substance, this warehouse conversion carved out a landscaped courtyard allowing a connection to nature and a break-out outdoor space. With its new coherent layout, the unique interiors introduced luxurious materials such as the burgundy and dusty pink Breccia Rosso marble in the kitchen. A double-height void links floors drawing the eye up and the light in. The design elegantly marries deep red steel frames, brass-hued curtains and the tropical greenery beyond. Sophisticated and comfortable, Rosso Verde by Carter Williamson.

Photography by Pablo Veiga.

“Space Exploration seeks to create spaces that resonate with subtle harmony. Our projects are driven by a love of simplicity, nuance, craftsmanship and the integrity of beautiful materials expressed through construction. Space Exploration has great reverence for history, but also prizes innovation and fresh ideas.”

Is it wrong to daydream that this is my apartment? No? I didn’t think so. Upper West Side Apartment by Space Exploration.