If the last project by LyonsKelly didn’t quite knock your socks completely off…
After completion of our project Adelaide, the clients asked us to design a garden room, built separately from the house. It is intended to be a multi-purpose building, used most often as guest accommodation. The appearance of this room is of a Victorian orangery with large expanses of south-facing glass in a brick structure with a slated roof. The steel windows face south across the garden and maximise light. A large piece of built-in furniture contains a galley kitchen, TV cabinet and library.
What an absolutely beautiful home full of incredible architecture. Architected and designed by Irish based firm LyonsKelly.
The detached house was built in the 1890s but had been largely untouched since the 1940s. It retained its original layout including servants’ room, scullery and butler’s pantry. The layout and services required modernising but we did not want to take away from the special character of the house. We relocated the kitchen from the Northside to the South-West corner so that it overlooks the gardens and benefits from direct sunlight. This involved altering the service rooms of the house to make a new kitchen, family room and terrace with an outdoor fireplace. The original mosaic tiles on the terraces inspired new finishes such as the floors in the bathrooms. The clients did not want an interior that was slavishly period-perfect so the decoration is a combination of antiques mixed with contemporary and vintage items.
Sean Anderson‘s neutral, textured, vintage vibe is always present in his spaces, even when it’s on the brighter and more contemporary side. Every piece I want to go up for a closer look, and touch it to feel the softness or the patina. This home in Alabama is very neutral but there’s so much texture and warmth that colour is not at all missed. (Photos: Haris Kenjar; Architect: Tom Adams; Builder: Francis Bryant Construction)
Moody and masculine in New York’s West Village. Deliciously dark and carefully curated with open plan living and private corners. Sophisticated city living. It couldn’t be more of a contrast to the Southampton home I just featured but it’s by the same über talented designer Mark Cunningham.
Today’s château is located in Caussade (a commune in the district of Montauban, located in the Tarn-et-Garonne department in the Occitanie region in the south of France). A mouthful that makes it sound fancy. And a château needs a fancy location. This 14th century, 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom home on 4.7 acres of land is a stunner with rustic, casual vibes and why I chose it over many of the much more posh/elegant châteaus I found in my search. 3 floors in an L-shape are set around a central stone staircase. A lovely pool is a bonus feature. If only I had €995,000. For sale here.