Kim and I have always had a “thing” for converted churches. If I was to buy this old Anglican church and hall listed for sale in Sydney’s Como I could move all my goods and chattels into the brick church and style up the old Sunday School hall as a guest house for when Kim came to stay. The church was designed by architects Hely, Bell & Horne and originally built in 1965 before being deconsecrated and sold in 1997. I wondered why there was no street shot in the real estate listing as it is a very funky building. A quick look on Google Street View revealed a sad state of affairs in a not so picturesque streetscape but so much potential don’t you think? Link here while it lasts.
The Brooklyn home of designer Delia Kenza (that she shares with her 2 daughters and artist and choreographer husband Júlio Leitão) is…everything. Absolutely breathtaking original features are paired with modern features like a sleek kitchen and jaw dropping black stained chevron hardwood floors. Add in lots of unique art by Júlio and other artists and ethnic accessories and you have the most eclectic and unique home filled with whimsy and character. (some info and photos by Floto + Warner from this article in The Cut)
This apartment could not be more uplifting, fun, quirky and retro-fabulous!!! I found this Ibiza home (of vintage shop owner Vicente Ganesha) on the website of super-talented interior stylist Pete Bermejo and I am having heart palpitations. I had to start with the bedroom because it is beyond gorgeous. (I hope he has hired someone to clean because I can’t imagine dusting his glass collection). Photos: Pablo Zamora
Es Bec D’Aguila is an exquisite Mediterranean estate (or finca) located in Menorca, in the Balearic Islands and is available for weekly rental. It started out in the 19th century when a family of Menorcan merchants built it as their weekend getaway, and its current owners recently renovated it and brought it back to life. The original vaulted ceilings, handmade Cuban tiles, breathtaking landscape and gorgeous decor make this an absolute dream of a destination. (Photos: Karel Balas)
I love the eclectic mix going on in this Moscow apartment of modern, bohemian and ethnic styles. It brings together the best of everything! And the grey and white backdrop means adding any accent colour is a quick and easy change when you need a boost. Wonderfully executed by Minina Design.
Photos: Loskutov Mikhail