Displaying posts labeled "Outdoors"


Posted on Thu, 21 Oct 2021 by midcenturyjo

“Pinky’s is a reimagined boathouse by Akin Atelier & 360 degrees Landscape Architecture. Located on Gibson’s Beach, Vaucluse, Pinky’s Boathouse was designed as an interior living solution for a family who spend much of their time on the harbour. Using the existing foundations, the interior design intention for the boathouse was to create a space that could adapt to the changing conditions of the harbour.”

It’s a dream surely, a fantasy of mine. A wonderful Sydney harbourside home and to top it off a boathouse or should that be just a little bit more than a boathouse. To me Pinky’s is perfection. Might just move a bed in as well.

Now this is quite the slice of outdoor heaven in Sagaponack, NY. This pool, pond, lounge setup surrounded by wildflowers and grasses and trees is in my humble opinion, the perfect example of how to create a useable outdoor space that is modern yet blends in with the landscape and doesn’t look forced. Incredible and going right into my inspiration folder. By Rees Roberts + Partners.

A Victorian mansion in London

Posted on Mon, 18 Oct 2021 by KiM

This Victorian mansion in London is insane! That staircase is an Instagrammable moment if I ever saw one. This home has 4 ensuite bedrooms, a lower floor with family room, gym, changing area and sauna and an indoor pool with arches that open up to allow a free flow into the outdoor pool, a roof terrace and much more. Absolutely stunning. Available as a location home through Shoot Factory.

A 15th century Croatian compound

Posted on Sun, 17 Oct 2021 by KiM

Oh so this is what heaven looks like! A 15th century Croatian compound (or castle to flow with my new Sunday theme) complete with a medieval tower, restored by New York–based architect Steven Harris and his husband, interior designer and artist Lucien Rees Roberts. I have to say that in all my years of blogging this is up there as one of the most spectacular properties I have ever seen. What a gem! (Photos: Scott Frances)

“The brief — Enhance the connection between old and new — and internal and external — by introducing an addition to this Federation home within strict heritage conservation guidelines in Sydney’s quiet Inner West. Original rooms would remain intact, with the crafting of new living spaces in the rear, as well as a pool that would still allow for a garden large enough for kids to play.”

The coming together of old and new, family space and private space, indoors and out. A modern extension that sits happily with the existing Edwardian era house and the streetscape. Heritage and history do indeed meet contemporary comfort. Bona Vista by Studio Prineas.