“On one of the largest single residential sites in this bayside suburb, this project sought to restore and rehabilitate an expansive single level dwelling in a generous garden as well as provide additional accommodation. The high level heritage status of the existing house and the visibility afforded by a corner site prompted us to design a sober and refined pavilion, sited to preserve the large swathe of garden and clad in weathered copper shingles and bronze shutters to reference both the hawthorn bricks and slate roof of the existing dwelling. “
Love the restrained interiors. Love the lush garden (by Eckersley Design). Love the connections between the two. Love the separation of public and private spaces and the luxurious material palette. Bayside Manse by Melbourne-based architects Kennedy Nolan.
It’s hard to believe but this house in Girona, Spain was built in 2009. Ten years on the design is as fresh and stylish as ever. I must admit as much as I love the interiors that vegetable patch and all the stone walls is so inspiring. By Barcelona-based GCA Architects.
Photography by Jordi Miralles
Spinzi Design is an interior and furniture design firm based in Milan whose portfolio caught my eye recently and I had to share some of the spaces. This is a random assortment from several projects, showing their versatility with different styles such as modern, contemporary and traditional.
This contemporary addition and renovation adds a pared back elegance to a Victorian era home whose original style is usually associated with an overindulgence in applied details. The result is clean lined, minimal luxury. Thoroughly modern living with respect for the past. Batavia South Yarra by Robson Rak.
Photography by Shannon McGrath
A study of light and shadow, of old and new, of the expressive and the minimalist, of public and private. It’s about enhancing the everyday, of bringing modern luxury living to a heritage property through a respectful balance between authentic preservation and contemporary design. Albert Park Residence by Melbourne-based interior design studio GOLDEN.