I remember seeing this house many many years ago. It’s a beach cabin in East Sussex by Bartlett Coote. It was the standard bearer for the pale and interesting vintage movement. Granny chic meets shabby chic meets reuse and recycle. Flashy and trashy were an anathema. It was all about slow living and a down to earth aesthetic. Fast forward a decade if not a bit more and it’s as interesting and inspiring today as it was back then AND it seems it’s more than survived the test of time. Australians LOVE a beach shack and it seems the Brits do too. This one is rich with the promise of easy summer days filled with family and friends. For sale here via The Modern House.
This home is a work of art. The juxtaposition of the ancient farmhouse structure with the modern, minimalist design of the interior is breathtaking. Designed by Barcelona-based design gallery and interior design advisory office Miquel Alzueta Projects.
“The project is conceived holistically as an ecologically sustainable product, coexisting coherently with its omnipresent natural environment. Using locally sourced materials, such as buried Javanese teak, bamboo, and stones from Sumba, was deemed a priority … Every detail is considered so carefully that even the organic vegetables grown in the garden are part of the overall conception.”
Elegant yet casual the house is a series of 5 pavilions filled with the owner’s collection of textiles. For me, it’s the sinuous infinity pool and that view. I cannot wait until travel restrictions are lifted and we can travel again as the estate is available to rent. Hartland by Bali-based Studio Jencquel.
I absolutely adore this barn conversion, another project by Archer & Buchanan Architecture. The complete renovation of a late 19th century barn was part of a comprehensive property plan encompassing 20 acres formerly owned by Main Line architect Walter Durham (1896-1976). The structure was restored with recycled barn materials, insulated and resided, maintaining the feeling of a barn on the interior. The finished work includes the great room, kitchen, study and bath on the main level and screened porch, play area and wine cellar on the lower level. Builder: Corso Brothers; Interiors: Michael Shannon; Photography: Tom Crane Photography
I will forever be fascinated by the patina and imperfection of an older home. I spotted this raw, rustic beauty on the website Herz und Blut and immediately fell in love. It is the Mecklenburg-West Pomeranian German home of Susann Probst & Yannic Schon, food stylists and photographers. It is quite minimalist which draws your attention to the beautiful structure (built in 1948). (Photos: Jules Villbrandt)