A clever redesign of a small one bedroom apartment in inner city Sydney makes better use of the existing space without losing the character of this older style dwelling. The key was to make a small study area the bedroom with movable walls that borrow space from the bathroom and hallway. The original bedroom then becomes a dining room connecting to the living area, a luxurious addition to small space living in the heart of the city. Byron Hall Apartment by Stephen Collier Architects.
A house and a tiny apartment. Both perfectly imperfect. Yes there are gaps and cracks. White paint unites disparate surfaces and eras. Art draws the eye. Style and personality and something I can’t put my finger on. The frisson of wabi sabi? One thing I do know. There are not enough photos! I need to see more. The first house is in Avalon with the link here. The second is a bijou home in Potts Point. Who needs a sofa when friends can gather round your table. Link here while it lasts.
Rough and sleek, old and new, neutral and black. Walls softened by fabric and mezzanine of OSB. Even a false door. Big on style and small in square metres. 29sqm by Polish architects 3XA.
If Blairgowrie was my beach house (see my previous post) then this Fitzroy North, Melbourne house would be my city crash pad. Love it and love real estate stalking. Link here while it lasts.
Small and white, clean and bright…. ooops that’s a couple of lines from the song Edelweiss but if they truly applied to this Woollahra, Sydney garden apartment you’d have to include stylish, layered, textured and sold. Too late with this stalking I fear. Link here while it lasts.