“A space between modern style and old fashioned charm…. ” The renovation of a half timbered building in Normandy by Charles Zana.
A big thanks to Selina for sending us the link (via The Modern House) to this fantastic and strange apartment in London. Here are some specs: Designed by architect David Kohn, this very special four-bedroom apartment (approx. 1,633 sq ft) with balcony and garden is arranged over two storeys of a converted Victorian terraced house in Queen’s Park. The building is very well-maintained, with steps up to a communal front door and entrance hall. This flat is entered on the raised ground floor. It has a large living space with a bay window at the front of the property, which flows into an open-plan dining room and kitchen with separate larder. From the kitchen, you go down half a level and find a study area with access to the garden via a handmade powder-coated-steel walkway. Along the hallway are built-in, angled cupboards. The first two bedrooms and bathroom are found at this level, with the larger one at the rear having direct access into the garden. Down another level are two large bedrooms with lots of built-in storage, and a further family bathroom. I am smitten this apartment – the crown moldings and the fireplace are dreamy but ah mah gawd what have they done with the floors?!?! Yellow, green and red stain? HUH? And don’t get me started on those massive baseboards. Epic fail. Kudos for creativity I suppose.
Happy Thanksgiving fellow Canadians! I am still trying to recuperate from the massive feast I shared with my family last night (turkey and ALL the fixings, plus 3 types of pie), and somehow I have to get some work done around the house. My paint supplies provided by Farrow & Ball arrived last week for my living room and I am so freaking excited to get started. I went with down pipe in estate emulsion for the walls, down pipe in full gloss for all of the trim (YES! I am painting out the mahogany!) and fireplace, and plummett in estate emulsion for the ceiling. Today husband and I have to deal with the ugly nooks in on either side of the west facing window. All that to say, I have alot to do on this holiday Monday, so I leave you with this really funky little apartment in Moscow via The Village. (Sorry, short on pet entries again this week)
A Federation style house and a modern extension. An earlier renovation that just wasn’t working for the owners. Enter Multiplicity who have taken the addition, changed ceiling heights, opened walls with glazing, added interest through timber joinery and brought the uninspiring space to life without the wholesale waste of demolishing an addition that was under 10 years old.
A sunshine yellow way to start your day or a lemon? And by that I mean the tree at the end of the shower;) A retrolicious bathroom reinterpretation by multiplicity.