It’s all about balance. A balance between crisp and modern and rustic and weathered. Rough versus smooth. A hint of scandi with a dose of Aussie. Light versus dark. Formally structured and sensuous and tactile. A fine balancing act indeed. Hunters Hill House by Handelsmann + Khaw.
Photography by Felix Forest
“A period home’s minimalistic redesign and extension focusing on supreme detailing, exquisite materiality and a richly layered palette. The interior architecture celebrates clean geometries and a boldness of form. A restrained use of colour punctuates a monochrome palette while bespoke joinery and selected fixtures show a dedication to craftsmanship.”
A symphony of stone, a masterclass in detailing. Toorak House by Melbourne-based Lucy Bock Design Studio.
Photography by Sharyn Cairns
A bit of period magic for your Sunday viewing pleasure. This early 1700’s townhouse in Spitalfields, London is everything you could dream of in a home from that era. Left virtually untouched, as it should be, it is a step back in time with old floorboards, stone, brick, shutters, windows, beadboard, moldings and all the good things. Available as a location home via Shoot Factory.
A Victorian era terrace house in Sydney dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century? I don’t think so. No drama, no tears, no worries. Just a clever renovation of a tired old home into a sophisticated, monochromatic, modern home that maximises space and style. Think luxe and minimal, light and bright. By The Terrace Designer Jill Dinkel.
Refined meets rustic with a contemporary take on a country stone cottage. A rough stone exterior, almost a caricature of a childlike house, belies the refined, modern interior with its materials palette of concrete and glazed tiles, terrazzo, timber and bronze. It’s a country getaway. Lucky owners. Beechworth Residence by Melbourne-based Doherty Design Studio.
Photography by Derek Swalwell