Salt Lake City based Jamie Bellessa Design creates timeless and unique spaces with a twist or as they put it “creating fresh new design by sticking with classics while adding pops of wow.” What is ticking all the boxes for me in this Park City house is the butler’s pantry (OK the kitchen as well), the sweep of the staircase and the dark and moody office. Now before some of you get steamed about the practicality of books placed randomly on shelves with nary a cover or spine in sight let’s just cut the designers/stylist/photographer some slack. It’s just for an interesting picture. We all know the owners will have them properly placed in real life 🙂
Photography By Melissa Kelsey
We have been quite the fans of Brooklyn-based architectural and design studio Elizabeth Roberts Architects for many years now (previous posts here). Roberts’ work is considered, authentic and simply stated, beautiful. Nowhere is that more obvious an in this 3 storey townhouse gut renovation and addition. The soaring double height kitchen with its almost spartan luxury, the aesthetically pleasing spiral of the staircase, the juxtaposition of the historic and the new. Love.
“Located along the coastline of Port Phillip Bay and within arm’s reach of the Portsea Pier, Portsea Beach House is the refurbishment of an existing cliff top residence. The proposed scheme pays homage to the understated character of the house which is reminiscent of the modernist era and adopts a sympathetic palette that draws inspiration from the surrounding coastal context.”
Simple, stylish, so satisfying. Respect for the past informs new design decisions. Finishes are luxe but restrained except those crazy paved floors. They’re just outrageously good. Portsea Beach House by Melbourne-based Studio Esteta.
A study of light and shadow, of old and new, of the expressive and the minimalist, of public and private. It’s about enhancing the everyday, of bringing modern luxury living to a heritage property through a respectful balance between authentic preservation and contemporary design. Albert Park Residence by Melbourne-based interior design studio GOLDEN.
“A rear extension consists of timber and cement sheet cladding, which is given nuance through minor alterations to its simple form: a curved corner softens the entry experience, a folded line of north-facing glazing provides a functional eave, and glazing is located to moderate light and frame views. Inside, generous living spaces are conducive to casual family life. Different living zones are created through gentle interventions: gentle light on entry shifts to a bright double-height family room, changes in material create warmth, and small nooks are suited to impromptu reading and resting.”
A modern extension for modern family living. Thornbury House by Melbourne-based Olaver Architecture.
Photography by Ben Clement