I’ve always loved suspended fireplaces, their fat bulbous bodies hanging in space. Imagine my reaction (a gasp and a happy squeal) when I went virtual real estate strolling scrolling and found one hanging in a glass box, well a glass walled extension anyway. I’m in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran checking out a period home with a modern open-plan addition which spills into a low maintenance garden. You’ll find it here while the link lasts.

Sticks and Stones

Posted on Thu, 2 May 2019 by midcenturyjo

Refined and elegant, restrained and stylish. Yes this Sydney garden is all that … and more. Green and abundant, generous and lush, a subtropical treat. The Bellevue Hill Project by (the wonderfully named)landscape designers Sticks and Stones.

Photography by Pablo Veiga.

An elegant estate

Posted on Thu, 2 May 2019 by midcenturyjo

Outside the windows it’s ceaseless golf greens. Inside it’s ceaseless stylish space. If only all manifestations of Russian wealth were as lovely as this Moscow home, Agalarov Estate, by local architect Petr Yushin.

 

The summer residence

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 by midcenturyjo

“An eclectic family beach house was reworked literally from top to bottom to create a comfortable family get-away in Balnarring Beach, Mornington Peninsula.”

The perfect beach house designed by Melbourne-based Chelsea Hing.

Photography by Rhiannon Taylor.

Thoroughly modern

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 by midcenturyjo

This contemporary addition and renovation adds a pared back elegance to a Victorian era home whose original style is usually associated with an overindulgence in applied details. The result is clean lined, minimal luxury. Thoroughly modern living with respect for the past. Batavia South Yarra by Robson Rak.

Photography by Shannon McGrath