It’s like I say week in week out. If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend then it helps if it’s somewhere stylish like AP Design House‘s own studios in Paddington, Sydney.
Photography by Rory Gardiner
This beautiful seven-bedroom house, with artists’ studios, coach house and cottage, is set within approximately 17 acres of exquisite private gardens, meadows and lakes within the Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Once the home of the sculptor Dame Elisabeth Frink RA, it has recently been the subject of a restoration completed by acclaimed builders R. Moulding & Co. Woolland House can be approached via separate driveways and is entered through a beautiful cobbled courtyard, open at one side and with a fountain at its centre. A contemporary, glazed atrium, designed by architect Simon Morray-Jones, provides a walkway to the front entrance. The house beautifully combines classical and late-medieval elements with a traditional Dorset vernacular of stone, red brick and flint. At its centre is a double-height hall with vaulted cathedral ceilings and hardwood parquet flooring. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor, along with two bathrooms, and four further bedrooms on the first floor, with three bathrooms between them. The Coach House is positioned on the eastern side of the house and provides self-contained one-bedroom accommodation over two levels. Elisabeth Frink’s main studio is set apart from the house and offers an enormous amount of versatile space over two levels.
And on, and on, and on of just utter fabulousness. Perfect for horse lovers, anyone who loves the outdoors and gardening, and that artist studio….WHOA. For sale via The Modern House.
What an absolutely incredible property for sale in Sintra, Portugal. The beautiful landscaping and views, the interior is in great shape and that blue and white tile everywhere is the icing on the cake. I am completely smitten with this home. Listing here.
The previous owners of this elegant house had prioritised style over practicality. Our task was to make this a home that works for every member of the family. On the ground floor, both reception rooms have been painted in soft, neutral shades accented by bold, colour-blocked joinery. During the day, the rooms provide a comfortable, calm space to work or relax. Come the evening, the floor-to-ceiling curtains are drawn and the rooms become a cocooning space for reading or entertaining. A joyous playroom has been created in the basement. On the upper floors, the master bedroom and dressing room is now a soft, enveloping grown-up space, whilst the children’s rooms have been wrapped in lively patterns and furnished with a combination of contemporary and antique furniture.
Patterns and colours aplenty but not overdone or too bold. Designed by Sarah Brown.
“Warmth and charm were infused into this 1790’s farm by clearly defining the personality of every room – yet having small moments of connection to make the home feel complete. We worked with the home’s existing floor plan to maintain the historical character and updated all the finishes, paint colors and furnishings so it’s liveable but not too precious.”
A celebration of pattern and colour, bespoke and antique, this home is packed with personality and history. It’s about welcoming family and friends and overstuffed comfort for all, about cottage living mixed with modern conveniences. Historic Farm by Cameron Ruppert.
Photography by Stacy Zarin Goldberg