This home is WILD! This is what you get when an architect in the 60’s designs himself a house. One of the great post-war Modern houses in London, Housden House was designed and built by architect Brian Housden for himself and his family between 1963-65. Presented to the market in beautifully original condition, this is the first time that the house has been available for sale. The concept is a clear demonstration of Housden’s understanding of pioneering European modernism, sharing many principles with the Rietveld Schröder House in Utrecht and Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre in Paris. The façade, a mix of protruding concrete platforms and glass bricks, belies the scale of the house, which is best captured from the rear. The back of the house is almost completely glazed with glass bricks, flooding the internal space with a warm westerly light at every level. The house is in fascinatingly original condition, having been lovingly maintained by the Housden family throughout its history. You can read all of the details as this house is for sale on The Modern House (and now under offer).
It’s like I say time after time. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it certainly helps if it’s somewhere stylish and you can’t get more fabulous than this Madrid communications agency office by Casa Josephine. Oh those tiles!
Photography by Iñigo Aragón
I had to start at the back of this house where the kitchen is located because I am in loooove. My kitchen is about the size of this glorious marble-topped island, so to have all this space plus it fits a sofa and a dining table….*sigh*. I also really love the killer angled tile backsplash and one of my all-time favourite pendants lighting up the island (Lampe Gras). The rest of this location home in London is pretty sweet too. Via 1st Option Locations.
Large on style, small in footprint. At only 32 sq m Canning Cottage by Melbourne-based interior design firm Bicker Design contains tone on tone living spaces, bedroom and central bathroom pod within a small heritage workers cottage. Streamlined, modern and with great functionality and storage it is a fresh and fabulous take on small space living.
Lucyna Kołodziejska, the lovely interior designer from Gdańsk, Poland whose work we have featured for years, has kindly sent over some photos from one of her latest projects. This one is an apartment in Sopot, a resort city on the Baltic sea in northern Poland. As always Lucyna has done a fabulous job with this space, giving it an ethnic feel while keeping it modern and classy. I adore that tile inset into the floor in the kitchen and hallway and the mural behind the bed.