I have this dream of one day buying a weekender in a cute country town. I’d rent it out as short-term boutique accommodation when I wasn’t there and hope to one day make it my forever home. In my mind it’s always been an old cottage, quirky, a little rustic, steeped in history … until now. Now I want this architect designed modern home that combines old-world aesthetic with a cool contemporary feel. The real estate agent calls it “winter chalet, summer cool.” I’m real estate
strolling scrolling in the wonderful Victorian country town of Daylesford. Link here while it lasts.
This modern extension by Melbourne architects Fooman followed the client’s brief for a sustainable forever home. “The design was approached in this context; to be no bigger than required and enduring … Connection was a theme that encompassed planning and detail. A new informal side entry brings inhabitants and friends directly into the kitchen from the street. The living area joins the parents and kids zones. The expanse of glazing and detailing mitigates the distinction between indoors and out.” Timber beams and columns feature throughout along with shelving reminiscent of plumber’s pipe and scaffolding. Robust, sustainable and tactile.
Photography by Willem-Dirk du Toit.
Whether you call it traditional with a twist, elegant eclectic or a just colourful family home this Gramercy Park apartment by interior designer CeCe Barfield is as joyful and exuberant as it is chic and stylish.
“Honouring this home’s Edwardian provenance was an exercise in restoration in the original sections and high-functioning layout changes to the rear to deliver a practical family HQ, with a very individual personality.”
A masterclass in colour and pattern, Glen Iris Edwardian by Melbourne-based interior designer Chelsea Hing.
This 110 m² apartment in São Paulo, Brazil was built in the 60’s and needed a revived, modern life. Pascali Semerdjian Architects opened up the living room by removing the kitchen, service entrance and a bedroom, and it now includes a library, media area and is open to the dining room and new kitchen. Tons of new storage has been added, and some exposed brick and peeling walls remind the owners of its history. I REALLY love how they separated the kitchen space by carrying the tile all the way around. the tall
This house designed by Pascali Semerdjian Architects is pretty sweet too!