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Oh to have a light filled, art filled, three bedroom, muliple reception room, terrace gardened, super stylish Upper East Side apartment. Oh to have a sleek lined, minimalist chic home. Oh to have the wherewithal to afford one! A dream New York apartment by Timothy Brown Studio.

Austere beauty in Barcelona

Posted on Mon, 4 May 2020 by midcenturyjo

Rustic meets modern meets a simple beauty in this Barcelona house by Cobalto Studio. Restrained almost severe but tempered with a tactile element. Texture combines with pops of earthy colour to bring warmth to an otherwise austere spaces. Anyone else crushing on those vintage rush seated dining chairs?

Photography by Pablo Zamora

“This historic Victorian townhouse located in Notting Hill, London, was reconfigured for an active family of five. The original building’s interior had narrow circulation and small, boxy rooms. It was gutted and replaced with a new central staircase and streamlined rooms that emphasize comfort and family friendliness. New open plan living spaces were created on the ground floor and transitional details are found throughout, striking a balance between the historic and the modern.”

Ladbroke Grove Townhouse in London by BWArchitects. Elegant and light filled, a modern heart in a historic body.

Photography by Justin M Weiner

Killara House

Posted on Wed, 8 Apr 2020 by midcenturyjo

Working within heritage constraints on this neo-Georgian house in Sydney’s northern suburbs, interior design studio Hugh-Jones Mackintosh removed walls and increased ceiling heights, turning a rabbit warren of old rooms into light and airy, open-space areas. Panelling and cornices were reinstated addressing heritage needs while the their choice of colour palette and materials gave the home a more contemporary feel. As for that bathroom that’s where I want to go into social isolation.




Kim and I have always had a thing for converted churches and today I bring you one for sale in the Melbourne bayside suburb of Edithvale.  The Church of St Columba has been standing since the 1920’s but its new incarnation is as a modern home. Look closely though and you can still see the archway entrance, soaring cathedral ceilings, exposed beams and original leadlight windows. It’s a great conversion of a suburban weatherboard church but a little sterile (most likely over zealously styled for sale). If I moved in I’d add a little more colour and a lot more art. Link here while it lasts.