It’s small, it’s old and dare I say a little rickety but it’s packed full of character and life. Add in a killer central Sydney location and a fabulous Aboriginal art collection and I’m hooked. (How retrolicious is that Albert Namatjira prints vignette on the landing?) The land size is only 76m² and the auction price guide is $1.6 million so I won’t be buying but I can dream I’m the current owner and not the one who will buy it and redevelop it. For sale in Darlinghurst here while the link lasts.

A marriage of modern and vintage

Posted on Mon, 4 Nov 2019 by midcenturyjo

This four storey Georgian town house is a wonderful mix of new and old. Think contemporary kitchen with poured concrete floors, flashes of retro orange, moody rooms in the older part of the house, vintage finds and a myriad of house plants. Fun, flirt and fab. Lyndhurst by London-based interior designer and stylist Julia Thompson of Frank Interiors.

The bedroom features a sofa bed, the bathroom is best described as retro but that it’s the kitchen that has Airbnb guests coming back again and again. The perfect Parisian pad to cook up a feast for 12 (and have room for them to sit down) or perhaps teach a class or style a photo shoot. It’s gone to the top of my travel bucket list. For more information visit Kai’s Kitchen Paris.

 

 

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 2 Nov 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say time and time again. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it’s somewhere stylish. De Beauvoir Block a creative coworking hub, boardroom and cafe in East London by Sella.

Inspired by grand Parisian apartments and the elegance of Art Deco this Sydney residence is impressive not only for its luxury finishes and attention to detail but for its location right in the CBD. A trophy apartment for sure but I’d like to soften its edges just a little, warm it up a tad. A luxurious silk rug across those striking floors, a few more stand out art works. For sale here while the link lasts.