In my next home I want some windows with deep ledges, so the cats can congregate for squirrel watching and have a nap, and I can have a spot for sun-worshipping plants. It is also a great place to create some little vignettes. I love these windows below….
And sometimes you need nothing at all.
Another post from last week where photos were not displaying correctly…
The folks over at DOS Architects have completed yet another stellar project in London. This one is located in the ‘hood of Little Venice. The glass atrium at the rear of the home housing the dining room is such a beautiful space. I would spend all of my time in there eating, working, having dinner parties and summer barbecues… And the icing on the cake – the large, stunning photograph above the credenza and the Tom Dixon Beat lights taking pride of place above the table. (More of DOS’ work here and here)
A contemporary extension to an historic house carves its way down the slope of an inner Brisbane ridge line. This architect’s home plays old against new, street facade against the views through the backyard, intimate against expansive. The original timber cottage remains as guest house and entry while the addition is about family living and the landscape. The Taringa House by Loucas Zahos Architects.
Like a theatre set of brilliant white, this modern extension to a double fronted mews house in Hyde Park, London allows the owners’ pieces to take centre stage. Art Deco meets decadence meets minalism with neoclassical whimsy and luxury. Sinuous and sensual and at times stark. Part folly, part living space, part sculpture. I have a vision of an operatic fat lady in vintage Paco Rabanne and house slippers gliding across a minimalist cube towards a Fornasetti milking stool while warbling Wagnerian lieder and sipping Nespresso. And I mean that is the best possible way! Love it. By Andy Martin Architects.
Thank you Simon Devitt