“A rear extension consists of timber and cement sheet cladding, which is given nuance through minor alterations to its simple form: a curved corner softens the entry experience, a folded line of north-facing glazing provides a functional eave, and glazing is located to moderate light and frame views. Inside, generous living spaces are conducive to casual family life. Different living zones are created through gentle interventions: gentle light on entry shifts to a bright double-height family room, changes in material create warmth, and small nooks are suited to impromptu reading and resting.”
A modern extension for modern family living. Thornbury House by Melbourne-based Olaver Architecture.
Photography by Ben Clement
A place to relax and a place to entertain this South Yarra house by Melbourne-based interior designer Fiona Lynch mixes textures and materials, bespoke pieces and its historic bones to create contemporary chic. Inviting. Enveloping. Modern luxe.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
“Sybil is a place for gatherings. The arrangements of buildings across the picturesque site generously provide an escape for family and friends. Implementing a deliberately rural pallet of raw yet delicate materials, we have carefully framed the landscape, providing visual context to each space. Designed to facilitate the clients desire to bring their loved ones together, Sybil becomes the context in which family memories are framed.”
Beautiful description of a beautiful space. Restrained, refined, considered. Sybil by Templeton Architecture.
Photography by Ben Hosking.
Stalking this time in the Melbourne suburb of Albert Park and a development of an old commercial stables building and the Victorian era house at the other end of the block. Between is a modern addition that provides walkways, internal courtyard and kitchen dining with master bedroom above. It’s mix of hero spaces and intimate rooms, weathered old bricks and hard edged stone, glass and steel. The design is by Robson Rak Architects. Link here while it lasts.
Don’t get me wrong. I love the interiors in this Battersea house, a collaboration between Todhunter Earle Interiors and BLDA Architects. Beach meets country in the middle of London forms the basis of this elegant and light filled contemporary home. But it’s the tousled, blowsy, artfully overgrown garden by Osada Design that has stolen my heart.