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The Art Studio

Posted on Tue, 23 Apr 2024 by KiM

A quaint addition to the iconic Spray Farm Estate (Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula), The Art Studio purposefully and eloquently invites artistic inspiration from the first step inside. Architecturally referencing details of the original homestead, our interior choices were sympathetic to the surrounding landscape, minimalist in design, abundant in high quality craftsmanship and technically executed for practicality.
I may not be an artist per se but WHOA would working at my current government day job virtually and working on this blog from a space like this would be a dream come true. And I thought my greenhouse was a decent outdoor space to work from…
Interiors: Watts Studio and Amiconi Architect; Architect & Construction: David Webb Building Solutions; Photography: Timothy Kaye; Art Direction: Marsha Golemac.

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A modern oasis in Hollywood

Posted on Mon, 22 Apr 2024 by midcenturyjo

Contemporary architecture blends with mid-century aesthetics in the Hollywood Hills home of Osklo co-founders Arya and Michael Martin. Japanese aesthetics inform the design with a materials palette of herringbone oak floors, creamy limestone and knotty wood panelling, emulating the Japanese Hinoki wood’s look on the exterior. A perfect blend of Eastern design and Western ambience.

The barn they found is vast and it was a bit of an overwhelming prospect for the family. They loved the scale of the buildings but they wanted our team to make it cosy for the four of them as well as an epic entertaining space for bigger gatherings. Much of the beauty of the original beauty of the building had been lost behind modern insulation, poor glazing and stark flooring. Contemporary partition walls had broken up its natural flow and a mezzanine office blocked light and took away from the scale of the building. By removing metres of contemporary stainless steel walkways and staircases that blocked views and felt cold we revealed the extraordinary architectural features of the barn. New windows, antique flooring, large fireplaces to our design, traditionally made bespoke joinery, furniture and lighting all added together to make a warm and welcoming home that feels like it has evolved over time. It has been a wonderful project of collaboration with the clients and as times changed with Covid, so did our brief. A music studio was built, a swimming pool added into one of the courtyards and a tennis court will be come next. It really is the perfect country home that works as well with two people in it as it does with a huge party.
What an epic home filled with everything you could possibly need – including 3 kitchens?! I love that Emma Kirby Design de-modernized it and highlighted so much of the original architecture. Brilliant.

The renovation of a Victorian weatherboard house with a vast new extension by Sydney-based YSG took into consideration the diverse tastes of the owners. One is Danish with an appreciation for clean finishes and pale timber. The other is Egyptian-Australian, passionate about pattern, tactility and colour. Vivid gem-toned panels encircle an apricot front door, setting the tone for a vibrant interior. A dark peach hallway, accented with matching tiles and a timber-framed sliding door, leads to a luminous living area. The house’s transformation includes coloured glass windows, hammam-inspired bathrooms, and pixelated porcelain tiles that blur the line between Persian rugs and modern design, creating a unique blend of cultural influences.

Photography by Anson Smart.

Tapawingo Lake Camp – part 2

Posted on Wed, 17 Apr 2024 by KiM

Part 2 of Tapawingo Lake Camp consists of the Gathering Lodge (includes a speakeasy and card room and another stone fireplace – you can never have too many!), the Dining Hall with yet another stone fireplace with built-in banquettes on either side (OMGGGGG I love this) as well as an 18 person dining table and the cutest butler’s pantry, and Darwin’s Library (with another stone fireplace!!). Architect: Pearson Design Group; Builder: North Fork Builders; Designer: Emma Burns of Sibyl Colefax & John Fowler.