Hips and gables

Posted on Mon, 2 Nov 2020 by midcenturyjo

“An existing heritage building is transformed through the introduction of a modern, two-storey addition that playfully re-interprets the distinctive geometry of the original dwelling through a contemporary lens. Capturing abundant natural light and garden aspects, the new addition employs a refined and subtle palette of brick, steel and timber.”

Adding more space to a heritage home isn’t always about replicating the existing style. Sometimes it’s better to clearly delineate between old and new. This contemporary extension with its umbilical cord of glass and brick connecting it to the mother house shares similar materials such as brick while referencing the existing hips and gables in its form. York Street Residence by Melbourne-based Jackson Clements Burrows Architects.

Working on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2020 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. King Street Offices by Kennedy Nolan.

“The central hub of the home, with its monumental kitchen island, is brought together with the dining room, lounge and outdoor courtyard. This was designed in response to the client’s brief: to bring everyone together in conversation. A clear, yet cohesive distinction has defined these spaces through the artful balance of bespoke designs and richly layered materials, furniture and lighting, all of which are threaded seamlessly throughout each room.”

Soaring ceilings and sinuous lines, monumental marble and expanses of glass. Grounded yet open and rising through 3 levels. Definitely not your typical beachside cliché. Bronte Residence interiors by Sydney-based Studio George.

Photography by Dave Wheeler

Oh so elegant. Oh so chic. Oh so French. This stylish Parisian apartment on the rue de Verneuil in 7th arrondissement is for sale. Marketed as a pied-à-terre at 113m2 with two reception rooms, kitchen, small library/guest room and lovely master bedroom it’s more than large enough to live out my Paris dreams. At 2 850 000 € though I may just have to keep fantasizing. Via Kasha Paris.

The Dune House

Posted on Tue, 27 Oct 2020 by midcenturyjo

“Simplicity was at the core of what we wanted to create. Our mantra throughout the design process was always: what is the most simple solution? When we started the project we had the vision to create a living space that would look humble but feel extremely vast and open. We really wanted the volumes and proportions to play with the surrounding nature as this is such an important element of why its owners chose this exact spot.”

Nestled in the dunes, sitting in harmony with its surrounds The Dunes is the epitome of beautiful simplicity and seemingly simple beauty. Can we just acknowledge how perfect that last image is? By Amsterdam-based The Loft.

Photography by Wouter van der Krol