So what is modern luxury? The luxury of natural materials, of space, of abundant light flowing into your home, of beautiful things and art definitely art. Modern luxury is having the ability to live how you want, where you want. Modern luxury is this Bellevue Hill Residence by Sarah Davison Interiors.
“The brief — Enhance the connection between old and new — and internal and external — by introducing an addition to this Federation home within strict heritage conservation guidelines in Sydney’s quiet Inner West. Original rooms would remain intact, with the crafting of new living spaces in the rear, as well as a pool that would still allow for a garden large enough for kids to play.”
The coming together of old and new, family space and private space, indoors and out. A modern extension that sits happily with the existing Edwardian era house and the streetscape. Heritage and history do indeed meet contemporary comfort. Bona Vista by Studio Prineas.
This Justicia, Madrid apartment is not only light-filled but overflowing with antiques, artworks and a joyous, maximalist spirit. Not for the faint hearted (the dusting alone must take a week before one has to start all over again) but always intriguing, tempting. Elegant, sophisticated and just a little challenging. The perfect home for an enquiring mind by Ramon Garcia Jurado.
Photography by Monste Garriga
“This home is a story of perfect couplings and the beautiful interplay of individual dynamics. A quietly relaxed husband and a vibrant, out-there wife. A grand 1930s bay-side abode and a contemporary renovation. Honouring the building’s heritage and writing a new chapter.”
From classic details to family fun, old house, new extension and pool house folly. From luxury materials to clean, contemporary lines. The stand out for me? Why those Palladiana Terrazzo Mosaic floors! By Melbourne-based Interior Atelier Sally Caroline.
Photography by Sharyn Cairms
She defines her style as “chic mix and match”. It’s fresh and fabulous, bright and colourful and in the case of this Normandy home elegant yet quirky, at times formal but always fun. Mainneville residence by Paris-based architectural designer Laura Gonzalez.