I’m in my favourite Melbourne suburb of Fitzroy and I’m stalking one of my favourite house types, the warehouse conversion. Plenty of light, plenty of art, library on the landing and just a hop, skip and jump to all the inner-city cool that is Fitzroy. What more could I want? Oh maybe the estimated $1 800 000 to $2 000 000 to buy it. Link here while it lasts.
I’m in the Sydney suburb of Annandale stalking the warehouse home of Julian Cress, Executive Producer of the Australian reality renovation show The Block. Originally his artist father’s studio, Cress and his family have transformed the vast shell into a modern home while retaining its industrial roots. Price guide is $4 million AUD so the vast majority of us will never be able to afford it but we can dream. Link here while it lasts.
It’s a quintessential English country house but with a modern twist. The renovation of this 18th century home in Oxfordshire by Louise Holt Interior Design has resulted in a light-filled family home with all the mod cons while retaining period features such as the beams and inglenook fireplace. The best of both worlds.
Polished concrete floors with exposed aggregate, rendered bathroom walls, raw brass, painted brick, breeze block, open plan living. These are a few of my favourite things. Oh I forgot to mention re-imagined retro houses, the swan-like transformation from tired blonde brick and boxy, dark rooms into stylish, light filled spaces perfect for beachside living. George Garrow House by Sydney-based Marika Järv Creative.
“Simply, tenfiftyfive exists to create intelligent and ‘real’ family homes that facilitate the greatest luxury of all – easy and highly enjoyable daily living.”
They forgot to say beautiful, light filled, stylish and fabulous but I guess that’s obvious.