Oh dear lord help me! I don’t know where to start. I can’t find the words to describe how much I love this harbour side home in Sydney by Hess Hoen. Old meets new. Layers of texture and simple luxury. Stone and oak and linen and tile. Oh my! It has me flustered in the very best way.
It’s Wednesday. The middle of a long working week. Hump day. Need a little daydream to make it through the day, the week? Time to take a virtual holiday to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To a simple stone house, to Kuća Kamena in Novigrad (of Croatia’s four Novigrads this one is the one that is famous for not being famous). To the home of artist and designer Boris Kajmak and, if you like, yours for a little while. Rustic beauty in a beautiful part of the world.
The holidays are over and now I need a holiday to recup. Actually, I just need a holiday to get out of this godforsaken cold weather. I would be more than happy to visit this wonderful home by Spanish architect Toni Gironès Saderra. It is located on a hillside in Cadaqués, Girona, Spain, and has 15 olive trees on the property. The home is simple yet stunning, and while not much going on with the decor in these photos, my brain is on overdrive thinking of the possibilities. Yes, I could spend winters here. Easily.
A tight budget may have dictated the use of simple, inexpensive building materials but architects Carter Williamson have taken the humble concrete block and created an elegant 2 storey house in Camperdown, Sydney that not only respects its Victorian era neighbours but provides a modern shell with character and sense of space and light that belies the hefty building block.
I’m stalking a modernist gem today. Stalking a piece of Australian architectural history. My Australian midcentury modern friends will be going weak at the knees. Here’s what the real esate agent says… “We live in a disposable society, in an age when so many things in life are too often forgotten or disposed of to make room for bigger and newer things. So it’s a precious surprise when one encounters a stunning home that has survived the times, continuing to act as a testament to the era and style of which it was built. It’s even more precious, when the architect who designed the home intelligently and specifically, is none other than the father of Australian modern architecture, Harry Seidler.” Located in Beaumont, South Australia it is his only home built in this state.
What I love the most is how it is a well loved family home, that kids hang aeroplanes from the ceiling and maps and medals from the walls, that updates are sympathetic to the era and that the pool is original! A small midcentury marvel well loved and well used by a modern family. Perfect and imperfect. Link here while it lasts. (Thanks Andrea for finding this one for us.)