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Little beach bach

Posted on Mon, 14 Jan 2013 by midcenturyjo

This family beach house in Onemana, New Zealand was a student project for 16 third-year architectural students, known collectively as Studio 19, at Unitec, overseen by Dave Strachan of Strachan Group Architects and Marshall Cook of Cook Sargisson & Pirie. The bach is home to four (mum, dada and 2 girls) and provides master bedroom, bunkroom, bathroom, kitchen, living and dining as well as decks to extend the living spaces outwards. It’s not elaborate or pretentious but harks back to the days of simple family holidays while still being stylish on a low budget. The bach was built on campus forming part of the end-of-year grad show before being transported to its final site.

Zumthor Ferienhäuser

Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2013 by midcenturyjo

Take me away to a land of snow, a land of steep mountains and tumbling valleys. I want to hide away from the world in a wooden house clinging to the slopes in an age-old hamlet. Annalisa and Peter Zumthor’s timber houses perch above their age blackened neighbours in Leis in Val, Switzerland (population 20). Once inside the houses wrap you in their close embrace, while classic midcentury and modern furniture plays against the soft golden gleam of the wooden walls. But turn outwards, look through those windows and a wonderland awaits, winter or summer. Zumthor Ferienhäuser – holiday homes to rent.

Richard Bubnowski

Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2012 by KiM

Richard Bubnowski is an architect and furniture designer based in New Jersey and I am totally digging his portfolio. He’s all about casual homes that are contemporary with a nod to the traditional, and have a rustic, beachy vibe (and often happen to be right on the beach!). It’s so fresh and liveable that I’m just eating it up! (I don’t know what it is about cedar shingles but I want some on my next house. Somewhere). 

SBCH Architects

Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2012 by midcenturyjo

Kim may be on a roll with the rustic and the bucolic this week. Me? I seem to be playing the retro riff. Modernist homes with a distinct midcentury vibe. Glass and steel, stone or timber boxes with sleek interiors. Hard surfaces and luxury. Like this Bray’s Island, South Carolina home by Atlanta based SBCH Architects. Sharp sophistication.

Twin Farms

Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2012 by KiM

This post is pushing all of my rustic buttons let me tell ya. Meaghan emailed us about this place, as she likes to hunt for the perfect getaway cabin this time of year. I hear ya Meaghan! She found these cottages, Twin Farms, located in Vermont and what a vacation this would be. It consists of a farmhouse (dating from the late 1700s), 5 cottages were added in the 90s, and with more additions the accommodations are now 20. It’s stunning, as you will see from this selection of photos from several of the cottages.