Barefoot house

Posted on Fri, 2 Feb 2024 by midcenturyjo

This Clovelly home embodies simple, tactile, and understated beauty, fulfilling the clients’ desire for a functional yet meditative space for their growing family. The design embraces the concept of barefoot meandering, creating a world where beautiful design harmonizes with family life. Winding paths lead from the street to the front door, offering privacy without sacrificing openness to the natural surroundings. Courtyards, a double-height void, and strategic material choices like travertine, concrete, terracotta, render and timber contribute to a coastal ambiance, reminiscent of the client’s summer memories. The architecture prioritizes nature-filled experiences, drawing light and air into every space. Barefoot House by Sydney-based Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.

Photography by Pablo Veiga,

A monochrome simplicity

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

There is something about simplicity. The luxury of surrounding yourself with a heavily curated collection of the objects that you love. Neutral palette but warmed by the golden glow of timber anchored by the textures of found objects and earthy art. Brooklyn apartment (the home of sculptor/designer Simone Bodmer Turner) by Olivia Stutz Design.

Photography by William Jess Laird.

Living small with a big view

Posted on Wed, 31 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

On a dilapidated 30-acre avocado orchard near Lake McDonald in the Sunshine Coast’s hinterland, Anchor&Belle collaborated with Blackwood Architecture to design a modest accommodation blending into the hillside. The two pavilions optimize the north-facing orientation, privacy and valley views. The open-plan interior, with vaulted ceilings and natural timber palette, captures abundant natural light. Thoughtful material choices, including rustic timber cladding, connect the cabin to its locale, fostering harmony with the surrounding landscape and embracing the Queensland climate.

More and more my heart (and mind) is turning to small house living with big bold views. Make it off grid and add a veggie patch and animals and I’m in!

Timeless 1744 home in Connecticut

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

What can this man not do? Fashion designer, television host and interior designer Christian Siriano of Siriano Interiors has brought this 1744 Connecticut home to life with colour and vintage and antique pieces. Timeless, stylish and a standout.

Photography by Tim Lenz.

A timeless forest retreat

Posted on Mon, 29 Jan 2024 by midcenturyjo

This Bend, Oregon residence, situated on a 10-acre site on the edge of a national forest, is a timeless home for a family of four. The single-story floor plan features distinct volumes, with private areas at one end and a central core connecting to a garage and workshop. Designed as a retreat, the house maximizes views of the mountains and forest. Natural materials, such as slate siding and warm cedar, blend seamlessly with the surroundings. Architecture by Bestor Architects and interior design by Reath Design.

Photography by Bruce Damonte and Laure Joliet.