Oak Tree House

Posted on Tue, 29 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

This modern extension to an Edwardian era house has resulted in something very special. Think contemporary sculpture meets colour blocking, new connections between inside and out and restraint versus drama. The Oak House (named for the mature oak that dominates the site) by Melbourne based Kennedy Nolan.

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Photography by Derek Swalwell

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 26 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a Saturday it helps if it’s somewhere stylish like the studio workspace of Webster Architecture & Interiors.

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Blushing in the kitchen

Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

I just had to share one more kitchen from Taylor + Taylor. I love that they take a different view on what can easily be a boring white, shiny, utilitarian box for food prep. In their design hands kitchens have souls. You can see the rest of this colourful home here.

Contemporary rustic in the kitchen

Posted on Fri, 25 Oct 2019 by midcenturyjo

From the board formed concrete walls and the concrete encaustic tiles to the simple plywood cabinets topped with sleek and seamless stainless steel counters this kitchen by Taylor + Taylor is a stylish example of contemporary rustic. Rough against smooth, complex pattern against plain this small but well designed kitchen is definitely not your run of the mill, ho-hum heart of the house. The designers are favourites of mine. You can see the kitchen that gave me the blues here.


Photos by Tiffany J Photography

It should be obvious to you dear reader that my house drug of choice is the Victorian terrace. Yes, yes I know that they are narrow and dark and a lot of times are screaming out for a sympathetic modernisation but I can’t help it. I’m hooked. I’ve been real estate strolling scrolling and I’d like to get my grubby little fingers on this one. Great job so far and lots of potential for even more improvements. For sale here while the link lasts.