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A historic 1660 (yes you read that right) saltbox house in Cape Cod is an elegant interpretation of Early American style and modern facilities. The renovation by Boston-based SLC Interiors exposed the rustic bones of the building yet infused the home with style and grace. Warm, inviting and well lived in.

Photography by Jared Kuzia.

Reinventing a Federation bungalow

Posted on Tue, 11 Jun 2024 by midcenturyjo

A Federation bungalow transformed into a light-filled courtyard home with distinct zones for family living, all connected to the landscape. The professional couple with three sons wanted a sustainable, long-term family home with areas for parents and children, generous entertaining spaces, a private master suite, a dedicated work-from-home study, and a wine cellar. The new addition features an open kitchen, dining, living area, and a luxurious master suite with a roof terrace, blending old and new with harmonious finishes. Corunna House by Sydney-based Studio Johnston.

Photography by Anson Smart.

West Bend House, located on a lush site in the Melbourne suburb of Northgate, offers stunning views of the wildlife belt and onto the city. MRTN Architects designed the home and Brave New Eco handled the interiors for a family of five. The house is fully electric with sustainable features like solar power and rainwater tanks. Custom joinery and detailed interiors, including a timber kitchen, plush living room, and functional study, were crafted with the clients’ needs in mind, creating a warm, practical, and beautiful living space.

Photography by Peter Bennett.

Between cave and treehouse

Posted on Fri, 7 Jun 2024 by midcenturyjo

“Conceptually the house is a protective structure planted on the rock, part cave, part tree house, which wraps around a north facing central courtyard. Situated along the ridge line of Castlecrag in Cammeraygal Country, the greatest challenge of this steeply sloping site was how to harness northern light and create private outdoor areas that enjoyed this aspect whilst opening to the 180 degree city and harbour views. Sectionally, the house extends the sense of the natural ground line, reaching to Middle Harbour and ocean beyond. This sets up a bilateral relationship between the smaller scaled, more intimate moments in the native garden, while on the other, generously opening up to the sky and the horizon.”

An almost brutalist concrete bunker softened by warm timber accents. Light filters in through timber slates while walls of glass embrace the view. Castlecrag Courtyard by Downie North.

Photography by Clinton Weaver.

“The Gold Coast is to Australia what Miami is to America – a mecca of coastal glamour and this apartment meets the brief. Gone are the tropes of shell artwork on the walls and wabi-sabi décor. Instead, this holidaymaker on Broadbeach, Queensland looks to Miami Vice-meets-Gold Coast to define a playful retreat packed full of colour and party. Set within an Ian Moore designed tower built in the early 2000s, the apartment had previously undergone a series of clunky renovations with excessive built-ins. We stripped the double-height apartment back to its good bones and renovated the kitchen, bathrooms and lighting. We injected an expansive 80s pastel palette of lobster pink and baby blue throughout and celebrated crisp lines and dramatic verticality.”

The lower level features play areas, divided living and dining spaces, and a grand entry with a double-height void and staircase. Upstairs, the white and grey palette contrasts with vibrant accents and contemporary artwork, creating a stylish, cohesive design. Gold Coast Apartment by SJB.

Photography by Alicia Taylor.