Thank you to Silje for sending us the link to this now-sold apartment that was recently listed in Oslo, Norway. She says this is typical of the style that is happening there at the moment and I have to say, it is very easy on the eye! The colour palette is so warm and inviting. Combined with the exposed brick walls, the bright light flowing through each room and the collection of greenery it is no wonder this apartment was snapped up! Link here.
Today I’m stalking a rather grand but rather bland terrace house in Sydney’s salubrious Darling Point. I suspect the house is vacant and it has been styled tastefully but sparsely for sale. Good bones but nothing too special until you reach the enclosed courtyard. I’m staring at the pictures and daydreaming about what I would do with this space. Have you seen Rose Uniacke‘s Pimlico House courtyard? Or Sera of London‘s own home but the inside translated to the outside (here and here)? Nice time waster for the weekend. Link for the house here while it lasts.
This home is WILD! This is what you get when an architect in the 60’s designs himself a house. One of the great post-war Modern houses in London, Housden House was designed and built by architect Brian Housden for himself and his family between 1963-65. Presented to the market in beautifully original condition, this is the first time that the house has been available for sale. The concept is a clear demonstration of Housden’s understanding of pioneering European modernism, sharing many principles with the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre in Paris. The façade, a mix of protruding concrete platforms and glass bricks, belies the scale of the house, which is best captured from the rear. The back of the house is almost completely glazed with glass bricks, flooding the internal space with a warm westerly light at every level. The house is in fascinatingly original condition, having been lovingly maintained by the Housden family throughout its history. You can read all of the details as this house is for sale on The Modern House (and now under offer).
I’m still stalking but I have climbed up into the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. I’ve always dreamed of an old wooden cottage as a weekend bolthole. Something just a little like this early 1900’s house with its modern barn like extension. Love the black exterior emerging from the verdant vines, the dark floors, the industrial meets colonial meets retro meets scandi vibe. It’s just a little rock and roll gypsy meets country town glamour. Link here while it lasts.
I’m stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale but it doesn’t feel like I’m really real estate stalking. I feel like I know this home so well. You see it belongs to stylist and writer Heather Nette King and I’ve lurked on her instagram account for years. (That doesn’t sound too creepy does it Heather?) It’s a beautiful family home full of character and colour, light and personality, just like I hope my own home will be when it finally emerges from its stalled renovations. Link here while it lasts.