This 1905 former army drill hall in Leichhardt, Sydney has been reimagined as a modern home. The building was not heritage listed but the design saw original elements salvaged and reused with unsympathetic additions removed.
“… the historic arched brick entryway provides access directly into the hall, where living, dining and kitchen areas flow together, opening to a sunny terrace. Above this space, two new mezzanine lofts accommodate a guest suite and study, with private terraces set into the roofline.
Downstairs – at garden level – the lower ground floor was entirely rebuilt as the main bedroom suite, and it opens to the newly landscaped large garden and upgraded pool area.”
Drill Hall House by Tobias Partners.
Photography by Justin Alexander
“Drawing upon the site’s architectural period and surrounding bushland, Wahroonga House is an example of mid-century modern design, referencing the warmth and playfulness of Palm Springs balanced with a laid-back sense of sophistication.”
Add an earthy colour palette of greens and browns inspired by the surrounding bushland and a play on geometric curves the result is relaxed yet refined. Wahroonga House by Tom Mark Henry.
Photography by Damian Bennett
Still hanging out in other people’s kitchens even if it is only virtually. These days I’m looking for more colour in my life … and my interiors. Absolutely loving these two kitchens by Plain English. Blue and green or pink with gree. Tough choice. Which one is your favourite?
Just because you live in a small space doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. Or comfort. This is the 350 sq ft Upper West Side apartment of Natasha Nyanin, designed by her friend, interior designer Nina Blair (NinaBDesign). (Photos: Nathaniel Johnston). Tons of personality, a dining table that seats 6 (the bench is brilliant as it easily acts as extra living room seating), a kitchen with dreamy open shelving, and a sexy bathroom complete this awesome tiny space.
It’s an exercise in volume with the space designed as a single room without the doors or separations. It’s an exercise in public and private, a promised glimpse, a quickly barred shutter. It’s an exercise in the elegant purity of a minimal palette. Most of all it’s an exercise in fabulous French taste. Appartement Rue Etienne Marcel in Paris, France by Atelier du Pont.
Photography by Vincent Leroux and Manuel Zublena