I wanted to share another gem of a home designed by Cali-based firm Marmol Radziner. This one in Venice has really captured my heart with the interior blending seamlessly with the exterior. For this two-story home for a young family, we designed a series of screens and walls that provide privacy from the street and create an openness on the narrow site. The dining room opens onto the pool to the north and planted courtyard to the south, maximizing usable space and encouraging indoor-outdoor living.
A beautiful 1900’s sandstone villa in Adelaide has been given a new lease on life by Melbourne-based interior designers Heartly. The new kitchen sits simply within the extension. Practical and family friendly does not preclude the luxury of stone and American oak. A nod to the age of the house is found in the streamlined shaker cabinets and the newly exposed stone. A mudroom and new bathroom complete the renovation.
Photography and styling by Mikayla Rose
Light reacting with the surfaces of this house just like light bouncing onto clouds, that was the concept behind this house in Sydney’s Bondi Beach. Openings facing east allow sunshine to pour in, while a courtyard at the centre of the two sections of the building increases the flow even more. With the downstairs dedicated to public spaces, including a double height living area, the upper level’s bedrooms, timber batterned for privacy, are accessed by a staircase and walkway beneath a glass skylight. There’s that word again … “light”. It’s what this fabulous contemporary home is all about. Cloud House, again by Akin Atelier.
I’m in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote stalking a modern timber-clad urban fort. Just joking. I’m stalking a relaxed yet sophisticated contemporary home that is all about private and public, in and out, solid and see through. Link here while it lasts.
What I would do to be able to hire an architecture firm as talented as Dan Gayfer Design to design me a dream house. Like this one. Somewhat inspired by American Ranch style architecture with its picture windows, gabled rooflines and far-reaching single storey floor plan, the buildings careful orientation encompasses 180 degrees of views whilst protecting the exterior living spaces from prevailing winds that can sweep across the property. The views are part of the design and its aesthetic; they are not borrowed but practically stolen from the surrounding landscape to become part of the interior. This is Ceres House. (Photos: Dean Bradley Photography)