A few months back I shared an ingenious bike storage idea in a London mews house. The property designed by Studio Mackereth is now for sale through The Modern House (here) and we get to see the rest of this stylish and clever home. Slide-away hide-away kitchen, hidden television and of course those stairs.
Brutalist concrete and raw luxury in Portugal. Like a modern interpretation of a rustic quinta Casa Meco by Atelier RUA sits low to the ground providing shelter from the elements yet with expansive views. Simple yet sensual.
“Resurrected from a ruinous state, The Bank in Vaughan reclaims its former stature through careful restoration and ‘partnering’ with a new pod extension, adapting from a civic building to the next chapter as a country residence.”
The slate clad pod houses the bathroom, light and bright in contrast to the moody bank interiors where the vibrant blue was informed by remnants of the original colour scheme. Breathing new life into an old country town. The Bank by Maria Danos Architecture.
I had to share another magical project by the talented team of Quintana Partners – Casa Mina in Mahón, Menorca. Their attention to detail and the methods they introduce in their designs that pay homage to the history and patina of the original structure and architectural details is really incredible and I have much respect for their philosophy.
I remember seeing this house many many years ago. It’s a beach cabin in East Sussex by Bartlett Coote. It was the standard bearer for the pale and interesting vintage movement. Granny chic meets shabby chic meets reuse and recycle. Flashy and trashy were an anathema. It was all about slow living and a down to earth aesthetic. Fast forward a decade if not a bit more and it’s as interesting and inspiring today as it was back then AND it seems it’s more than survived the test of time. Australians LOVE a beach shack and it seems the Brits do too. This one is rich with the promise of easy summer days filled with family and friends. For sale here via The Modern House.