I have always loved that first image. I posted it way back here. It’s Tregoning House at Avalon Beach, Sydney by architect Daniel Raymond. The sad thing is that for ages it was the only glimpse of the large barn like extension that I could find. Somehow I just knew that I would love the rest of the house. Raymond is now a director, along with Thomas Martin, of Rama Architects and it’s there my wish was granted. More photos!!
Photography by Toby Peet.
“A contemporary design yet sympathetic to the Victorian era of the existing house. A new pavilion structure with a dramatic roof form creates a strong connection to the outdoors & maximises natural light. Tranquility was a key concept that we followed through with keeping the finishes and textures in a soft tone with fine black detailing through the fireplace design, curtain rails, steel windows & door framing. Light filled, elegant and robust to handle family life.”
It’s what Australian architects do so well, a modern addition to a historic building without loss of integrity or style. Canning Street House by Technē Architecture and Interior Design.
Photography by Tom Blachford.
The real estate agent calls it “understated opulence” and “unparalleled sophistication and luxury”, I call it a trophy home …. but sometimes we want it big and bold and worth a squillion. I
strolling scrolling in Melbourne’s prestigious suburb of Toorak. Expansive city views and expansive floors and walls of marble. Add the obligatory movie theatre, gym, wine cellar, roof top entertainment area along withan underground carpark as big as many people’s homes and it’s contemporary, clean lined luxury all the way. Link here while it lasts.
Timeless and elegant, midcentury and antique, wood and white, this light filled Madrid apartment is the perfect marriage of styles. Mirrored walls increase the sense of space while reflecting cherished collections. A chic city pad by Estudio María Santos.
Photography by Montse Garriga
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.