Twin Gable House in Sunnyvale, California is an Eichler, Plan OJ-1605, originally designed by A. Quincy Jones and Frederick Emmons in 1962. Twin Gable House is also a sympathetic and stylish renovation by Ryan Leidner Architecture. Minimalist modern living in a house that still celebrates its Eichler history. A fabulous example of Mid-Century Modern, not mid-century mash-up.
“On a steeply sloping site, an extensive build is perched beyond a classic cottage façade, where contemporary curves are underpinned by mid-century lines … Drawing inspiration from mid-century architecture and driven by the client’s passion for unique, highly detailed design resulted in a robust base of materiality, from concrete to brickwork, layered with warm, bespoke timber elements and unexpectedly colour saturated spaces.”
Modern living in the subtropics. Old meets new and the inside merges seamlessly with the outside. It’s what Australian designers do best. Paddington House 01 by Brisbane-based CG Design Studio.
Photography BY Brock Beazley
The owners of this house in Cobham, Surrey turned to Vaughan Design & Development to rescue their ground floor from the 1990s. The revival added more personality with texture and colour to the large open spaces. Gone are the swags and tails, stained carpet and orange-toned wood. What has emerged is a beautiful family home, welcoming and warm.
“The main reference that nurtured the design of this gut renovation is the Aman Hotel in Kyoto, Japan for its calm atmosphere. The beauty of the landscape was calling for that inspiration. Corinne’s team opted for an earthy palette with blue, green and yellow tones combined with raw wood, textural clay and soothing stone. This blend of materials gave a true sense of flow and balance throughout the property.”
With its seamless connection between inside and out celebrating the view and the surroundings and its natural yet luxurious materials palette this Santa Barbara home by Corinne Mathern Studio is a peaceful yet stylish oasis, a retreat from the everyday hustle and bustle.
Photography by Nicole Franzen.
“The three-storey Mariposa apartment is set in an iconic, brutalist listed building. The architectural challenge of this major renovation project was to combine five different apartments into one 500 sqm harmonious space … A reduced palette of five materials (Périgord stone, oak, bronze, travertine, and walnut) is used throughout to define the spaces and create a feeling of continuity. Inspired by the brutalist architecture of the exteriors, the apartment seems to have been carved in stone and creates a living space reminiscent of an alcove, which is both authentic and sophisticated.”
Stunning apartment in a stunning part of the world Cannes with an emphasis on the luxury of Mediterranean living. Apartment Mariposa by Caprini & Pellerin.