Modern with a dose of mid century and slathered in rich wood and contrasting white painted brick. I love this home by Commune Design. Designed in collaboration with Feldman Architecture, this 5000 square foot residence in San Francisco was handcrafted from the ground up. Inspired by modernist Scandinavian architecture, the house has a limited material palette of lime washed Norman brick, black terracotta tile, plaster, copper, blackened bronze and salvaged local redwood, walnut and elm. All cabinetry, doors, windows and railings were handcrafted as well as all decorative elements including the Stan Bitters fireplace in the outdoor living room. The young clients wanted a home “to grow old in” with interiors that are classic, inviting and layered with commissioned furniture pieces, custom rugs and vintage furnishings.
I cannot imagine living this close to the ocean. How incredible would these views be in person?!?! This is the iconic Butterfly House originally designed by Frank Wynkoop in 1950. Many bland renovations since, Jamie Bush was hired on by the current homeowners to give it a total restoration with major upgrades to bring it back to its organic roots. What a dream home!
Photos: Douglas Friedman
I think mid century homes will always and forever be a favourite architectural style of mine. This home, ‘Villa Bonna’ in Hovås which is south of Gothenburg, Sweden, ticks all the right boxes for mid century century eye candy, with the bonus that it cantilevers over a rock face and a pond. Recently renovated, it’s stunning and I love the kitchen design with the large windows overlooking the outdoor space, and the teak slatted ceilings and walls are such a warm, earthy touch. Via sköna hem, homeowner is Linda Österbom of Studio A3, photos by Rebecca Martyn.
Poodle & Blonde. A step back to retrolicious times. Featuring a PINK BATHROOM that I would never want to update, and 2 of the most rad beds I have ever seen. Available as a location home through JJ Media Group/JJ Locations
Killing Matt Woods was inspired by the mid century modernism and the gardens and architecture of Palm Springs when designing The Rooftop bar at the Quarryman’s Hotel in Pyrmont, NSW, Australia. “The Rooftop” aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices & aims to attract the diverse crowds which populate the many creative offices & studio spaces within the Pyrmont peninsula, & hopes to give this City fringe suburbs occupants a genuine alternative environment from which to dance the night away. The circles that repeat throughout the space and the reclaimed multi-coloured timber floor make this eye-catching and really special.
Photography: Dave Wheeler