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.
“When design minded individuals connect in the way we did with our Rotterdam Terrace client, magic happens.”
From the six-meter windows and pooling linen curtains to the oak fronted kitchen with its green and caramel coloured stone countertops. From the white painted, exposed rough brick to the expanse of smooth concrete floors. Brass details, vintage leather, filmy track screening of windows and wardrobes. Pared back with a wabi sabi meets modern vibe. Rotterdam Terrace by Dutch firm Avenue Design Studio.
Old versus new. American desert and French Provincial. Rustic stone juxtaposed with smooth plaster and tiles. Inside reaches out through walls of steel and glass and climbing through it all is a sinuous staircase of wood and iron. Rough luxe versus sophisticated modern living. At its heart this rambling stone edifice is first and foremost a gathering place for family and friends. Private residence #4 at Silverleaf Scottsdale, Arizona OZ Architects.
It’s like I say week after week. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it should be somewhere stylish. (Is working in a fabulous dress shop really work though?) Coco and Lola, Double Bay by LAHAUS.
This elegant four-bedroom Victorian townhouse arranged over four floors, with high ceilings and large original sash windows throughout has retained its generous original proportions during its current renovation. An added bonus is the 24m garden and its position opposite a park in South London. If the owner would leave the furniture it would be the sweetest real estate deal. Trafalgar Avenue, London SE15 for sale via The Modern House.