The home of landscape designer Will Dangar, architecture by Andrew Burges and interiors curated by David Harrison and Karen McCartney of Design daily, it’s a design dream and you can stay there. Bismark House, a four bedroom urban oasis minutes walk from Bondi Beach is the ultimate Sydney experience. Now we just have to wait for the borders to open.
Modern with a dose of mid century and slathered in rich wood and contrasting white painted brick. I love this home by Commune Design. Designed in collaboration with Feldman Architecture, this 5000 square foot residence in San Francisco was handcrafted from the ground up. Inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture, the house has a limited material palette of lime washed Norman brick, black terracotta tile, plaster, copper, blackened bronze and salvaged local redwood, walnut and elm. All cabinetry, doors, windows and railings were handcrafted as well as all decorative elements including the Stan Bitters fireplace in the outdoor living room. The young clients wanted a home “to grow old in” with interiors that are classic, inviting and layered with commissioned furniture pieces, custom rugs and vintage furnishings.
I really should stop real estate stalking. More to the point I really should stop lurking on The Modern House‘s website. Then I wouldn’t be blown away by this industrial repurposing. The amazing space was a once a brewery cooperage in Clerkenwell. Be still my beating heart. It’s my industrial ideal. But it’s not only the closed borders thanks to corona virus that are stopping me from buying this amazing home. It’s the price tag of £7,250,000. Sigh!
This home is everything that would never come to your mind when you think of a townhouse in New York City. Exposed wood ceilings, extra wide wood floors, painted brick, concrete walls, steel and wood staircase, linen curtains, a stone tub…..this is everything you want in a raw, natural, earthy, wabi-sabi, zen-like retreat. I am in complete awe of the architecture and the incredibly well curated collection of furnishings. Designed by David Cafiero. (Photos: Stephen Kent Johnson)
Clean modern lines play against almost rustic exposed brick walls while an industrial vibe is balanced by natural materials in this contemporary family home. Indoors and out meet seamlessly while private spaces are soft and restful. Functional, cohesive and considered. Lot B Bridge House by Sydney-based interior design studio Lot 1.
Photography by Prue Rucoe