I’m still stalking in Sydney. I’ve moved one suburb over to Redfern where the new house shares many things in common with my last stalking property. Concrete and wood, narrow and rising over several levels, modern but in this case a relatively new build as opposed to a terrace house gut and renovation. I’m torn between the two. I’m leaning more towards this house as it seems to have mellowed. Perhaps there’s more golden timber tones and a peek or two of softening greenery. Then again the Surry Hills house had those soaring ceilings and statement fireplace. Which do you prefer? Link here while it lasts.
I’m stalking in one of my favourite Sydney suburbs Surry Hill. It’s a tiny enclave right next door to the CBD full of character terraces, cool shopping and an almost endless choice of bars, cafes and restaurants. This completely re-imagined terrace has been all but gut renovated creating 5.1m ceilings and walls of concrete and cedar. Modern living hiding behind a historic facade. All that concrete may come in handy as the house sits on a busy road and noise might just be a problem. A little greenery out the back would help soften the concrete canyon effect over time. Link here while it lasts.
It’s all about colour, texture and shape in this Darlinghurst, Sydney residence by Triibe. Oh and chairs. Warm hues of browns and cognacs, terracotta and sand. Sensuous curves and boxy consoles. Polished concrete against chunky rugs, layered with leathers and velvet. A tactile feast.
Photography by Terence Chin.
Positioned behind a historical facade this new extension by B.E architecture in Albert Park, Melbourne bridges the gap between a significant past and the future. Progress is a term that gets bandied around almost with a negative connotation but good design looks to what could be, what is waiting to be and takes the leap.
This is designer Mark Zeff‘s getaway in the Hamptons. He was inspired by the simple form and straightforward construction of farm buildings but by adding black to the exterior and some dark stained wood walls and concrete floors in the interior (among other things) it is decidedly modern. It’s sleek, understated, refined, and pretty much perfect.