Brooklyn-based Home Studios have cleverly updated and refreshed this 3 storey townhouse in Fort Greene for its new owners. The house is all about cooking and entertaining with a fabulous light-filled kitchen that spills into the dining room. For me though the standout is the tiny powder room hiding under the stairs with its Le Corbusier–inspired wall murals. Now where can I try that in my house?
Photography by Brian W. Ferry
It’s fresh and fun, colourful and sophisticated. It may be traditional but it’s certainly not fuddy duddy. Why it’s overstuffed with inspiration! Park Avenue Pied-à-Terre by CeCe Barfield.
This Victorian mansion in London is insane! That staircase is an Instagrammable moment if I ever saw one. This home has 4 ensuite bedrooms, a lower floor with family room, gym, changing area and sauna and an indoor pool with arches that open up to allow a free flow into the outdoor pool, a roof terrace and much more. Absolutely stunning. Available as a location home through Shoot Factory.
“The brief — Enhance the connection between old and new — and internal and external — by introducing an addition to this Federation home within strict heritage conservation guidelines in Sydney’s quiet Inner West. Original rooms would remain intact, with the crafting of new living spaces in the rear, as well as a pool that would still allow for a garden large enough for kids to play.”
The coming together of old and new, family space and private space, indoors and out. A modern extension that sits happily with the existing Edwardian era house and the streetscape. Heritage and history do indeed meet contemporary comfort. Bona Vista by Studio Prineas.
Hollywood Regency meets Palm Springs mid mod in this Indian Wells (one town over from Palm Springs) mid century gem. We all know that mid century houses can take themselves a little too seriously but not in this Californian desert house. Colour, pattern and furniture choice make for a vibrant, fun filled abode by Jen Samson Design.