I’m chasing the dream in the Melbourne suburb of Brunswick where a warehouse conversion with separate studio at the rear has caught my eye. The unimposing gray facade provides no clues as to the industrial meets textural, monochrome with a hint of coastal interior. Shouldn’t work you’d think but what could have been a stark interior is warm and welcoming. Bonus is if I buy it you can come visit and stay in the cute as a button studio. Link here while it lasts.
This modern extension by Melbourne architects Fooman followed the client’s brief for a sustainable forever home. “The design was approached in this context; to be no bigger than required and enduring … Connection was a theme that encompassed planning and detail. A new informal side entry brings inhabitants and friends directly into the kitchen from the street. The living area joins the parents and kids zones. The expanse of glazing and detailing mitigates the distinction between indoors and out.” Timber beams and columns feature throughout along with shelving reminiscent of plumber’s pipe and scaffolding. Robust, sustainable and tactile.
Photography by Willem-Dirk du Toit.
A total transformation from an old abandoned storage shed to a dreamy contemporary home on the island of Ibiza pays homage to its rustic beginnings while providing all the modern luxuries we now expect in a getaway home. Tactile concrete floors, plastered walls and old beamed ceilings are juxtaposed with sleek glass and steel. Designed by Jurjen van Hulzen of The Nieuw and Ibiza Interiors the house sits in a beautiful wild flower field on a remote hillside and is all about balance. Balance between old and new, rough and smooth, light and dark, luxe and rustic, the frantic world out there and the escape within.
Photography by On A Hazy Morning.
If you like your warehouse conversion more traditional, all industrial features,beams and brick then this one is for you. I’m real estate scrolling in Leichhardt just one suburb over from our last house. Love the central atrium with its outdoor shower (or is that just a piece of art?), the bathtub and all that glass. The architect is Petar Danicic. So having seen the two different warehouses which one is your favourite. Link here while it lasts.
Because I can’t get Mexico out of my head, I thought I would share a bit of it with you today via this home designed by PPAA (Pérez Palacios Arquitectos Asociados). Located in San Miguel de Allende, this weekend residence is minimal, filled with natural elements and is an absolute dream.
(Photos: Rafael Gamo)