This is pretty much my dream home right here. Funky vintage mash-ups on the interior with modern artwork and a black exterior with coloured stone and decking and A RIVER in your backyard AND multiple outbuildings to have your own personal space along with a space to shoo partner/children to keep them out of your hair. Sounds absolutely perfect to me. For sale via The Modern House.
Conjuring the American bayou with its black cladding and superb situation on the banks of the River Rother, Chandlers Reach occupies the longest private river frontage in Rye. Consisting of a main house and a series of converted outbuildings, accommodation extends to almost 4,000 sq ft, with parking for several cars, a garage, substantial 200 ft garden, and uninterrupted views across the diverse natural habitat of Romney Marshes, to the sea beyond. The main house is arranged over two levels, with five bedrooms in all. Painted-timber floors and internal cladding of timber and corrugated steel contribute to the wonderful tapestry of materials within, resulting in playful and uplifting aesthetic throughout. Spanning the considerable length of the property are three outbuildings. Two of these have been converted into self-contained studios, with one currently earning significant income through holiday rental (the house is also a popular choice for location shoots). The third is used as a creative studio and office but is plumbed for use as accommodation.
This stunner of an apartment is located on the ground floor of a Haussmannian building at the foot of the Eiffel Tower. Could this setting BE MORE PERFECT?! Designed again by d.mesure, many items were sourced from Paris flea markets, adding to this apartment’s rustic, vintage vibe. (The thought of being able to visit Paris flea markets gives me heart palpitations – I’d need a shipping container!)
Photos: Stephen Clement
The more we feature homes from the stunningly beautiful island of Ibiza, the more I want to visit. Last year Jo shared this villa by London designer Hollie Bowden, and she has another gorgeous Ibiza home in her portfolio I wanted to share. Located in San Carlos, this country estate and guest villas are set amongst tropical gardens featuring 8 bedrooms with en suites, sauna, gym, games room and cinema. Wood and neutrals with worn textures against white is all you need with all that beauty beyond the walls.
Rupert emailed us recently about his holiday homes in Dordogne, France that are available for holiday rental. It consists of 2 separate homes, Le Mas and Le Mazet that he renovated and designed with interior designer Joris van Grinsven. Le Mas is a 16th century farmhouse consisting of 5 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, 2 fireplaces, a summer kitchen, outdoor pool, sun terrace and more. Le Mazet is a detached cottage that has one bedroom with ensuite on the lower ground floor, and open kitchen and sitting room on the upper ground floor. The views across the valley are breathtaking. A vacation here would be magical!
There is a tunnel from Le Mas to Le Mazet
In Mont Owl’s Head, Quebec, lived an old barn that had lost its way and fallen into ruin. The owners (who live in an adjacent home), wanting to save the barn, decided to have it renovated so their children could enjoy it. La Firme was brought on board to bring it back to life and the resulting 30 ft height structure is the coolest hangout in town.