Britt Crepain, Stefan Spaens and Joep Debie are the super creative architects that make up CSD Architecten, based in Antwerp, Belgium. I love all the funky details in each space – especially the steel, deep ledge windows of the slatted wood home.
When I stumbled upon the portfolio of interior designer Marie-Laure Helmkampf I instantly fell in love. Located in the South of France, Marie-Laure has designed some spectacular rustic homes that are so incredibly dreamy. Her neutral colour stories, natural fabrics and modern mixed with classic furnishings and fixtures is perfection. I could live in any of these spaces exactly as they are.
Designed by David Boyle Architect two semi detached houses designed to different plans and sitting on an inner city block provide the perfect home for the owners and a second property to rent or sell to finance the project. Sounds simple and clever. Equally simple and clever is the design solution reached by the DBA practice. A great example of small scale urban consolidation but more importantly a wonderful starting point for the expression of the owner’s own aesthetic. Interlocking positive and negative spaces, layering of building materials to provide texture and interest, passive environmental design and salvaged and recycled materials. It’s practical, clever and quirky.
Beautifully designed and crafted houses. It seems obvious what an architect strives to achieve. Homes that seamlessly fit their site and their owner’s needs. Two homes today from Jon King of Design King Company. Timeless and clever, practical and specific with a wonderful sense of place. A celebration of the external and a revelling in the internal and private. The first home at Palm Beach has a sense of drama, almost a stage presence. The second, a family home at Coogee turns inwards and provides a sanctuary, a private wonderland for those who live within.
High in the tree tops is a house of pavilions poised over Pittwater, north of Sydney. Clinging to the steep slope yet planted firming by poles it is almost like living in a tree house. Reach out and touch the branches if you can. Firmly grounding it all is a stone hearth for chillier times of the year but otherwise it is fold open the walls and be at one with nature. A stunning holiday home or a lucky full time tree change. Yes it is for sale. Want to pool resources and buy that pool with me? Our own little “cottage” at Cottage Point. Link here while it lasts.