It’s all about drama and bold personalities in this concrete addition to a Melbourne weatherboard home. Modern clean lines, a swathe of stone running through the kitchen and carefully chosen statement pieces bring a feeling of sculptural brutalism softened by fabrics and texture. Toorak House by Melbourne-based architectural firm Kennon.
“We designed this model apartment for The Belnord, a historic luxury residential building on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. The building’s rich past influenced the mix of old and new in the 4-bedroom space. Customized furnishings and fixtures, along with antique and vintage pieces, bring the character of the spaces to life.”
The apartment may be in the Big Apple but the look is la française. The Belnord by New York-based Anna Karlin who not only designs furniture and lighting but everything from digital and print to interiors and set design.
Photography by Adrian Gaut
Styling by Colin King
Laid back, stylish and at one with its natural surrounds. An easy-going family home at Andernos-les-Bains in southwestern France perfect for entertaining friends (when we can do that again). Formerly a fisherman’s hut it’s now the perfect spot for indoor/outdoor living. Green Villa by Paris-based Maison Particulière.
“Copper-clad and streaming with light, a new townhouse by Fox Johnston Architects offers a blueprint for compact multi-level living. On an exposed corner site in the leafy back streets of Bondi, it deftly balances natural light, garden outlooks and privacy, while leaving one or two tricks up its sleeve. Fox Johnston used the site topography to carve three distinct levels, modulating materials and form to give the building strength, character and privacy. On a site of just 153 square metres, they engineered a house of 212 square metres, fringed with landscape spaces for the owners to cultivate.”
Statement and sanctuary Bondi House by Sydney-based architectural firm Fox Johnston.
Photography by Dave Wheeler & Brett Boardman
Oh girl the drama! Dark and moody. Wallpaper on the ceiling. Darkest green and pops of blue. Then there’s the kitchen. Another standout home by Crystal Sinclair Designs. Can’t get enough.
Photography by Nick Glimenakis