I have about 10 minutes slotted do get a post done for today. I spent the day yesterday helping my sister and her husband close up the cottage (BOO HOO!) as fall has suddenly arrived (30°C drop in temperature in 3 days) and today I am going to check out the Glebe House Tour in between chores and blogging (I heard yesterday from the owners of this house that their master bathroom was done on Friday – can’t wait to see it!). Without any real plans for today’s post, I immediately thought of 47 Park Avenue, one of my favourite blogs. I featured Michael and Jonathan’s blog and home back in March, and I always look forward to updates on their latest finds (they are masters at finding the coolest vintage pieces) and how they are incorporated into their gorgeous home. So without further ado, I give you some of the latest photos of their inspiring home.
Common in the inner city areas of my part of the world are small wooden worker’s cottages from the late 19th century. Four rooms with a central corridor wrapped with a verandah. This extension by Brisbane based architects Owen and Vokes adds areas to eat and meet and bathe but orientates them to the outdoor spaces. The lovely old garden with its spreading frangipani is now a part of the indoor outdoor lifestyle along with an outdoor fireplace for entertaining and cooking. Windows and openings allow the light to penetrate the building and a modern take on the lean-to or enclosed verandah is given a new lease on life. A relaxed and stylish family space that respects the heritage of the building but lets the home re-invent itself for the present.
Photography by Jon Linkins.
Essence of form and function. Beauty in the purity of design. Pared back and understated but high on style and impact. Minimalist in a rustic context. Clean lined and spare within the historic. It is about domesticity distilled to its simplest essence and placed carefully within the existing character of the building. Italian born, Paris based architect Antonio Virga.
Elegant, uncluttered, luxurious and deceptively simple. A limited palette of colour and a limitless wealth of talent. Distilled form and layers of texture, old married to new and always luxury, simple almost unadorned beauty. Welcome to the portfolio of Briggs Edward Solomon.
Wonder. Inspiration and delight. Transformations. Adventure. Journeys and delivery. Passion and performance. Fascination, appreciation and execution. The wonder that is Wonder, a Melbourne based interior architecture firm founded by Georgina Jeffries and Pip McCully. Two homes, one in Armadale, one in Prahran. Eclectic materials, textures, light flooding in, clean lines and attention to the client’s needs. Modern yet timeless.
P.S. If you think you recognise some of the images from the first home then you do. The photographer was Paul Barbera whose work I recently featured (here). The second house was shot by Christine Francis.