Respect, knowledge and a consideration for people and the natural environment define Zen Architects‘ work and design philosophy. This Edwardian weatherboard house has renovated and an extension to the rear brings in light and views to the garden. The reuse of external bricks especially on the floor and fireplace hearth adds interesting texture and warmth.
Photographer: Derek Swalwell
A century old house thoughtfully transformed by Melbourne-based CJH Studio. With its effortless style, attention to detail, the light filled open-plan home is perfect for young family who live here. I do believe I have a serious case of kitchen envy. Do you?
photos/ Ben Hosking
We’re still in New York with this post. Not a flat this time but a 3,200SF townhouse home for Barney’s Fashion Director, Marina Larroude by architect and interior designer Giancarlo Valle. Relaxed sophistication, flooded with light, full of character, actually full of its stylish owner’s character.
Photography by Brooke Holm
A cursory glance at this Southampton’s house with its gabled roof line and greying shingles might lead you to expect an interior chock full of blue and white patterns, white painted furniture, sisal rugs on whitewashed floors and driftwood chandeliers. Perhaps some chrome and glass lantern style lighting and a sizeable collection of Chinese urns. Open the door to this house and you’re in for quite a surprise. Statement designer furniture from the 60s to the 80s, modern art, colour, metal and lucite. It’s like a well curated 1stdibs dealer’s showroom and you know what? It works. Fun, fabulous, personality packed, the perfect place to retreat to if your idea of Hamptons style is more style than “Hamptons”. Waterfront Estate by Frampton Co.
A neutral nirvana, a land of milk and honey, heavenly rooms. A little too much hyperbole? I may be gushing but I love the neutral palette, the eclectic choice of furnishings, the sophistication and beauty of these rooms by Hancock Design.