It’s rustic yet sophisticated. It’s steeped in history yet modern. It’s an island house in a farmhouse. A modern extension to an early 1900s house on Shelter Island provided the space and level of luxury the owners desired while preserving the heart and soul of the old home. Think living room barn and bedroom in a shed, connecting glass walkways and a fabulous outdoor entertaining area. Shelter Island Farmhouse by SchappacherWhite Architects DPC.
From the maximalism of my previous house to this simple addition and alteration by Sydney-based architect Rachel Hudson. Light. airy and modern with a nod to old beach shacks it may be simple but it’s also stylish and very liveable.
Photography by Simon Whitbread
Terrazzo and Togo what more could you want? A fabulous contemporary addition to a California Bungalow in Melbourne’s inner city suburbs is the icing on the cake. Brunswick West House by architecture and interior design firm Taylor Knights.
A beautiful weekender for family and friends to gather together. Light, bright and calm. I’m imagining those long drapes fluttering in a stiff sea breeze. Reclaimed timber, tan leather, industrial hardware and white canvas. Perfect. Pony Stone by Melbourne-based interior atelier Sally Caroline.
Like your Umbrian getaway house a little more contemporary, a little less vintage? This stone farmhouse (the owner’s grandparents home) has been sensitively renovated into a modern home without losing any of its charm. Now you are faced with a difficult choice, house 1 or house 2? Perhaps we could do both. San Pellegrino via Special Umbria.