Dartk and moody, modern and minimalist. Blurring the lines between outdoors and indoors. This weekend home is designed to maximise water views while accommodating a low maintenance, single story layout. The spaces within the house are arranged around a central courtyard which not only acts as a physical separation between the guest wing and public areas but allows views of the water for every room. All of the building materials, charred wood siding, zinc metal and exposed concrete, require little maintenance and age gracefully over time. These materials reflect the owner’s desire for a home that will blend within the landscape and provide a relaxing retreat from the city. Architect: Adam Jordan. Photos: Eric Petschek.
Laid back, stylish and at one with its natural surrounds. An easy-going family home at Andernos-les-Bains in southwestern France perfect for entertaining friends (when we can do that again). Formerly a fisherman’s hut it’s now the perfect spot for indoor/outdoor living. Green Villa by Paris-based Maison Particulière.
This Palm Beach holiday (the new term is “occasional”) home is no beach shack. Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and three kitchens were just the start of what was redesigned in this sprawling 80s home. Sydney interior designer Tamsin Johnson has drawn on materials such as stone, timber and rattan with an eclectic mix of vintage and bespoke pieces in blues and neutral hues.
It’s a bright and colourful take on the beach shack without the cliches. Comfortable, uncluttered, and beautiful. Think small footprint with everything for the two of you to live large. After all, it’s the Love Shack by New York and Sarasota based Ellen Hanson Designs.