“A humble, single level living pavilion on the street side draws on the simplicity of surrounding beach houses, many of which were owner built over the years. Connection to the garden and landscape was imperative to the design. Kangaroos literally inhabit the house. The structural system is exposed and honest. Operable screens allow for the control of privacy and when the whole house is opened up it almost disappears, evoking the social mood of camping.”
Open, honest and laid back. Bendalong Beach House by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects.
Photography by Robert Walsh
Down by the beach front in Sydney design duo Handelsmann + Khaw have transformed a tired and dark Watsons Bay house into a study of pared back elegance with a hint of the Mediterranean washed with gentle light. Beautiful simplicity.
Photography by Felix Forest
Still stalking in Sydney! I’ve moved a few suburbs over to Kensington and found this stylish Federation bungalow re-imagined by Luigi Rosselli Architects. Think curved plate glass walls, sinuous staircase and statement lighting in a two storey extension. Sophisticated and sculptural. Link here while it lasts.
Thanks to reader Rach who reminded me I hadn’t posted a real estate post for sooooooooooooooo long I decided it was time to start house stalking again. Thankfully the market has picked up and there are design treasures popping up again … like this Surry Hills terrace designed by Tribe Studio Architects. From the structural ply kitchen and shelves to concrete floors spilling out to a courtyard through sliding timber doors to the owner’s great taste in mid century classics. The perfect inner, inner Sydney pad. Link here while it lasts.
Today’s second lake house is not only off the grid it’s off the scale for stylish, unplugged living. This weekend getaway is all about natural materials and soft muted tones. If it was mine I’d be living here more than just on weekends. New Buffalo house by Chicago-based Elizabeth Krueger Design.