I spotted this apartment on The Village and wanted to share because it is unique and gorgeous, and has a European vibe I am always a fan of. Though admittedly, I hate blue (especially this shade) in interiors. Not sure why, I just can’t seem to get on board. Nevertheless this St. Petersburg gem located in a historic 1912 building has some really beautiful features, and was designed by Polina Gerasimova and Svetlana Kalimanova of Ruger Design. Happy long May 2-4 weekend my fellow Canadians!
“A contemporary design yet sympathetic to the Victorian era of the existing house. A new pavilion structure with a dramatic roof form creates a strong connection to the outdoors & maximises natural light. Tranquility was a key concept that we followed through with keeping the finishes and textures in a soft tone with fine black detailing through the fireplace design, curtain rails, steel windows & door framing. Light filled, elegant and robust to handle family life.”
It’s what Australian architects do so well, a modern addition to a historic building without loss of integrity or style. Canning Street House by Technē Architecture and Interior Design.
Photography by Tom Blachford.
I’ve always loved suspended fireplaces, their fat bulbous bodies hanging in space. Imagine my reaction (a gasp and a happy squeal) when I went virtual real estate
strolling scrolling and found one hanging in a glass box, well a glass walled extension anyway. I’m in the Melbourne suburb of Prahran checking out a period home with a modern open-plan addition which spills into a low maintenance garden. You’ll find it here while the link lasts.
Right in the middle of Sydney. Close to the bridge and the Opera House. Well they say it’s all about location, location, location but in this case it’s also about loft living. High ceilings with sleek lines and polished timber floor boards. Walls of windows and mirrored walls to bounce around the urban view. The mezzanine bedroom is a little disappointing, the bathroom needs a spruce up and I’d want to move my own furniture in but when you have those windows … sigh. Outrageously expensive at $1.55 million but that’s Sydney. Link here while it lasts.
I have always dreamt of having some type of greenery/outdoor space indoors. With cold seasons here lasting about 8 months a year, we Canadians crave some life during these months and having a year round space to grow a tree would be amazing. Whoever lives in this award-winning house in Toronto that has an indoor courtyard is VERY fortunate. Designed by Atelier Sun. Because of the limited lot area with a request of a large scale house, the interior designer immediately thought about an indoor courtyard to bring greenness, light and shadow inside the house. A double height ceiling interior courtyard was at the center of the house with a series of landscapes and bamboo to integrate outdoor nature with indoor dwelling. The kitchen, dining room, living room, tea room and study room were placed and stacked around the central courtyard to give users visual access. Rooms are stacked and arranged around the central courtyard, creating a vertical village like spatial relationship while providing a certain degree of privacy. Stairs were located adjacent to the courtyard, providing access to all floor levels. Family members can communicate across the courtyard and maintain visibility of each other. With large windows placed at four sides of the building, and the skylight on top of the central courtyard, this stacked spatial planning enables light to stream into the entire house.