The Regency villa had seen better days, sadly divided into 3 flats with clumsy additions and awkward spaces. Enter London-based interior designers Harding & Read who created a family home with all the mod cons while retaining its historic proportions and details. Atmospheric with its own sense of place the home feels like it has evolved over generations not resurrected recently.
This modern extension to an Edwardian era house has resulted in something very special. Think contemporary sculpture meets colour blocking, new connections between inside and out and restraint versus drama. The Oak House (named for the mature oak that dominates the site) by Melbourne based Kennedy Nolan.
Photography by Derek Swalwell
Some soothing eye candy for your Sunday viewing pleasure with this to-die-for newly build Georgian style farmhouse in East Sussex, England available as a location home via Shoot Factory. This home boasts a leisure complex including indoor pool, gym, wine cellar and yoga room, a cinema room and library (with secret door!) with grand piano. Landscaped gardens with tennis court and vineyard. Seven bedrooms, most with en-suite bathrooms. Just stunning from the inside out.
Yes I know I posted an office on Saturday. Kim even posted an office on Sunday but I knew you would forgive a hat trick of workplaces once you set eyes on this library nirvana. This is Hordern House, a purveyor of rare books, manuscripts and paintings in Sydney’s Surry Hills. Richly layered, beautifully curated, this gem of a space was designed by Studio Kate and is quite possibly the most beautiful retail/office space I have ever set eyes upon. Once I had entered I would never want to leave.
In case you haven’t realised I’m enamoured by the work of Madrid-based design studio Casa Josephine. Contained within the walls of an 18th century convent Casa Alamillo is a quirky yet oh so stylish mix of classicism and 80s Italian design. Traditional with a twist … it’s my favourite design style.
Photography by Helenio Barbetta