With the exception of a screen door, some window screens and paint touch ups along the roof line, my she-shed is complete and I am so incredibly happy that we managed to pull this off. I will share pics as soon as I can get the yard surrounding the she-shed in a presentable state (the shed is currently surrounded by dirt) but in the meantime I had to share this summer home and greenhouse I found on Sköna hem because who doesn’t love a greenhouse! And they homeowners painted it green to blend in with the surroundings, which I why I chose to paint my she-shed green. Also, they painted their house black which I am always a HUGE fan of.
Photos: Peter Erlandsson
In Mont Owl’s Head, Quebec, lived an old barn that had lost its way and fallen into ruin. The owners (who live in an adjacent home), wanting to save the barn, decided to have it renovated so their children could enjoy it. La Firme was brought on board to bring it back to life and the resulting 30 ft height structure is the coolest hangout in town.
I know I have probably said this 254 times in various blog posts but I really need to say it again. I think I found my dream home. Let me give you some details and you’ll see why….
Located in the beautiful and peaceful countryside of North Norfolk, the property sits in 7 acres of wooded grounds. The single storey property is built around a courtyard attached by glazed walkways to a chapel ruin. The property offers 3400 sq ft of living space including an expansive kitchen, dining, living room with exposed brick work, steel and oak ceiling, polished concrete floors and an open fireplace. This room opens onto the courtyard garden via a glazed wall. Outside the property is a 2 acre walled garden with a beautifully constructed garden room opening onto the pathways and wildflower/herbaceous planting. There are majestic ancient trees, paddocks and woodland walks. I left out most of the interior photos because the decor is questionable, but the property is an absolute dream, and the interior has SO much potential. Another fab location home available via Shoot Factory.
I love the relaxed, somewhat Scandinavian approach to design of New Jersey based Birgitte Pearce. These spaces make me want to sink in to them and never leave.
Deep blues and plants and abundant in this beautiful home designed by London-based House of Sylphina. Located in a leafy suburb of North London, this three bedroom garden flat required a complete refurbishment. Measuring 20 metres in length from the front of the flat to its rear, bringing light into the centre of the property was the biggest challenge. This was tackled by opening the rear facade with floor to ceiling glazing, introducing a large skylight above the internal courtyard, and the addition of timber framed glass walls to the courtyard from the facing bedrooms. The property sits on a sloped site which steps down towards the rear. Some excavation was necessary to adjust the internal levels to create added ceiling height in the new kitchen and to improve the general circulation. A number of structural alterations were also carried out to create a completely open plan living space. The result is a breathtaking view from the front door straight through the property into the newly renovated south-facing garden. The garden is brought back into the house using a rich palette of blues and greens and styled with clusters of plants creating a tranquil green oasis.