Displaying posts labeled "Wood"

Tree House

Posted on Tue, 11 Jun 2013 by KiM

I have dreamt about having a tree house for as long as I can remember. Living in this San Diego home by architects Taal Safdie and Ricardo Rabines would absolutely be a dream come true. To look out your windows and all you see are trees and sky……

Rob Kennon

Posted on Thu, 30 May 2013 by KiM

Some sleek, simple, stylish spaces selected from the portfolio of Australian architect Rob Kennon. I’m smitten with the dark wood exteriors, and that massive kitchen island.

Stalking small on a grand scale

Posted on Wed, 15 May 2013 by midcenturyjo

I can’t help it. I’m still stalking. Still stalking Potts Point in Sydney. Still stalking small apartments. Still stalking the urban cool or in this case the urban sophisticated. A wonderfully dark, masculine space by interior designer Darren Palmer. Luxe finishes. Luxe living. Definitely high end in a wonderful art deco building in the heart of the action. Link here while it lasts.

Stalking an artist’s house

Posted on Thu, 9 May 2013 by midcenturyjo

I’m real estate stalking in Bondi Junction in Sydney. More and more these days I’m drawn to real homes. A little battered about the corners but still stylish. Don’t get me wrong. I love a big glitzed glamazon of a house like the next interior design junkie but I know I’ll never own one. Here’s what the agent wrote on the listing… “Refreshingly different and brimming with artistic flair, this freestanding home has been lovingly held by one family for more than 40 years.” maybe some agent will write that about my house when it’s time for me to let it go. Link here while it lasts.

Old and new

Posted on Thu, 2 May 2013 by KiM

I’ve always wanted to buy a really old home that has cool architectural features and renovate it, leaving some of the “old” intact. That is just what marianne amodio architecture studio in Vancouver did here. A complete transformation of a seldom used ground floor from basement storage to master bedroom and living quarters, this renovation was realized with the principle of exposing the layers of history evident in the 1927 home. The contrast between old and new is proudly pronounced: Original red brick fireplaces are revealed, their chalk inscriptions from previous owners left behind; old fir beams find new life as stair treads, and vintage fir planks salvaged from the demolition become a crafted herringbone feature wall. The concrete floor is uncovered, contrasted by shiny new tiles. A spectacular cool blue wetroom and powder room adjoin a new master bedroom; the headboard is the vintage brick fireplace.