We all know how much I love stalking real estate listings. Things have been a little quiet on the house sales market lately (I wonder why) but you can always count on the fabulous real estate agency Fantastic Frank come up with the goods. Currently swooning over this apartment situated in the historical part of Palma called Calatrava. Ah the stone, the whitewash, the stairs, the island of Mallorca!
Simple, clear, pure, silent, polished, minimal and relaxed. That’s how Los Angeles and New York based D’Apostrophe Design describe their work. Their preference for primary forms is instantly recognisable in this modern family home. Think child’s blocks piled up in the snow not 200 year old barn wood, concrete, douglas fir wide plank floors and exposed oak hand hewn beams.
Photography by William Waldron, Gregory Holm
If you think your home lacks a certain whimsical or creative energy, then this project by Alberto Villalobos is packed full of creative ideas that are a lot of fun and pack a punch. It starts with ceramic dogs flanking the front door. Then a random swirl pattern painted on the foyer floor. A planter of ferns built under a window. An ombre stair runner. A green and gold kitchen. A patchwork terrazzo floor. A monochromatic orange office. A dramatic black and brass bathroom. Yesssssssss to all of these elements.
I really should stop real estate stalking. More to the point I really should stop lurking on The Modern House‘s website. Then I wouldn’t be blown away by this industrial repurposing. The amazing space was a once a brewery cooperage in Clerkenwell. Be still my beating heart. It’s my industrial ideal. But it’s not only the closed borders thanks to corona virus that are stopping me from buying this amazing home. It’s the price tag of £7,250,000. Sigh!