You all know I like a Victorian era house. Brick or stone is even better. Gritty, old suburb perfect. Add a modern extension and I’m weak at the knees. Well this beauty in Melbourne’s Cremorne has one more thing that has turned me into a salvering mess … a fabulous Papua New Guinea tribal art collection. How much for the house and contents? When can I move in? Link here while it lasts.
Let’s start the week by running away from the everyday drudge. We’re off to Lisbon to a 6 bedroom hotel in an 18th century house with interiors that pay homage to the 21st century. Minimalist and chic with the bright Portuguese light filtering in through sheer drapes onto the old limestone walls.
“All of our houses started as our family’s homes, and they’re now open to whoever wants to experience them. They are part of our story and echo the importance of feeling at home. Along the way, we realized that we are not alone in the search for happiness and fulfillment, and thus it felt right to share our values and visions with everyone else – one house at a time. We named this search & sharing process Silent Living.”
Santa Clara 1728 from Silent Living.
This lakeside home in Austin, Texas is the perfect family home with lots of entertaining spaces, a to-die-for 2 story screened in porch, and lots of colours and textures. Just the right amount of personality and comfort. Designed by Fern Santini (architecture: Paul Lamb + Inge Hendley, photos: Douglas Friedman)
Like your Umbrian getaway house a little more contemporary, a little less vintage? This stone farmhouse (the owner’s grandparents home) has been sensitively renovated into a modern home without losing any of its charm. Now you are faced with a difficult choice, house 1 or house 2? Perhaps we could do both. San Pellegrino via Special Umbria.
TGIF! Time to escape on a little Italian holiday. For those of you who found the strict minimalism of Wednesday’s Tuscan stone house just a little too spartan (read boring) then today we’re crossing into Umbria to a large farmhouse that has been divided in very private apartments. I can hear your collective sigh from here. That’s better! Love the vintage meets industrial meets stone farmhouse vibe. Just perfect for a relaxed family or friends getaway. You can book a stay at Mazzo via Special Umbria and you can check out the sister apartment here.