A narrative of scale and tactility, of tradition and family life, artefacts and generous living. Pared back yet aesthetically layered. A former ballet school turned townhouse in the heart of The Hague brought to life by Avenue Design Studio.
It’s not just how wonderfully cool this Barcelona apartment would be in the Spanish heat but how fabulously cool (as in awesome) it is. White walls on white tiles, rooms that open and close, walls of books and a terrace that beckons just past the doors. Simplicity and authenticy. Monterols by interior designers Conti, Cert.
Photography by Salva López
“A gut renovation and enlargement of a 2 story + garden level 1899 brick townhouse. The project features a new cast-in-place concrete frame extension off the rear, interlocked with the original building. The existing rear brick window openings are enlarged on every floor, creating a generous and fluid series of passageways between the existing rooms and the new extension. A new top floor primary suite is clad in corrugated + perforated Cor-ten siding. The extension includes Douglas Fir structural beams and clerestory windows, providing ample light into the rear spaces from 3 directions. New configurations and finishes throughout include heavy flake oak cabinetry, diamond veneer plaster walls, custom harlequin cement bath tile, and heart pine floors.”
Thoughtful and nuanced, minimalist and stripped back. An exploration of space, materials and the bones of a building. T Townhouse by the New York-based design studio of Thom Dalmas and Bretaigne Walliser TBo.
Photography by Jonathan Hökklo
“This pied-à-terre in a 1920s building in Marylebone was replete with period details. The two-bedroom apartment is the London residence of a Los Angles based couple who wanted an elegant canvas to display their growing contemporary art collection. The residence had incredible features to work with which provided the scheme with a sense of timelessness and character, such as original mouldings and parquet flooring. We felt it was important to blur the line between being able to tell if something was original or new which allowed us to push boundaries and flex our artistic ideas.”
Elegant and chic with clean lines and a mix of bespoke, contemporary and vintage pieces. Subtle yet sexy. Marylebone Pied-à-Terre by Maddux Creative.
Photography by Michael Sinclair
“Ocean views and coastal landscapes inspired a palette of cooler tones, paired with warm flecks in golden-veined stone on the ground floor of a two-storey penthouse. Enhanced by the texture and tactility of materials, such as expressed wood-grained joinery and fluted oak. Upstairs to the master suite, the palette transforms into a moody and masculine interior with deeper tones and richer materials, a more intimate space predominantly occupied at night time. The end result, a space of coastal elegance, classical, yet contemporary.”
A stylish take on coastal living, beautifully layered and effortlessly sophisticated. Tamarama Penthouse by Sydney-based SE DÉA.
Photography by Dave Wheeler