Today I’m stalking two apartments in Sydney. The first, in the suburb of Alexandria, is in an award-winning block designed by SJB Architects. Quite honestly I want to move right in but only if they throw the furniture and art in as well 😉 Love the detail in the countertop and splashback in the kitchen, love how there is a cupboard for everything and how the master bedroom opens right up to the terrace. Now I just have to find the $1.6 million. Link here while it lasts.
Whether you’re working or working out on a weekend my mantra stays the same. It helps if you do it somewhere stylish. One Hot Yoga Sydney and One Hot Pilates Melbourne by Rob Mills Architecture and Interiors.
Part cuckoo clock kitsch, part hipster cool all wrapped up in a historic Holzchalet in Interlaken Switzerland, Maison Bergdorf is the perfect guesthouse for our weekend virtual getaway. With 8 bedrooms, 3 parlours, fireplace and verandahs we can rent the entire house. Now whether to relax and do nothing, put on the hiking boots and head into the great outdoors or wind our way along Interlaken’s Straßen. Time to brush up on my schoolgirl German.
Sitting lightly on its site this modern take on a log cabin just shows that «cabin» does not equate with roughing it. Simple, stylish and taking advantage of a stunning view. What more could you want? How about a boathouse studio as well? Northshore Cabin by Pearson Design Group.
Australian artist David Bromley is a serial house owner or should that be home seller. Whether inner city or out in the country it’s not too hard to spot a home with the Bromley touch. You might remember his Byron Bay house I stalked here. Today I’m stalking his Hepburn Springs country shack and it has all the Bromley hallmarks, the outstanding art collection, quirky one off pieces and statement bathrooms. If you want it though you’re too late. It just sold. Link here while it lasts.
A magical house in a magical spot in the magical land of New Zealand. Pardon me if I stay on the deck while you pop over to LTD Architectural Design Studio to see the rest of the house. Such a clever transformation from deck to dining to twin tubs for twin soaking … soaking in the water and soaking in the view. (I’m assuming the tubs are hand or hose filled with simple drainage of the grey water into the garden. Now where can I incorporate this into my house?)
Sometimes I look at a home and my first thought isn’t «oh it’s beautiful,» not even a simple «wow». No sometimes my green eyed monster stirs and I mutter «lucky bastards». Facade, pool and terrace on Shelter Island by New York-based Andre Tchelistcheff Architects.
This 3 bedroom house in central Flinders in Victoria was designed for a young family by Wolveridge Architects. The simple clean lines of the facade are matched by the interiors where a series of rooms are connected to each other through cut out views and slat screens. Changes of level, up or down a few steps also delineate the simple spaces, while a central courtyard with fireplace provides a sheltered outdoor room. Understated and simply stylish.
Their clients were open to their bold and colourful choices so 2LG Studio (that’s 2 Lovely Gays) started with a dramatic entry then burst out into a bright open plan living dining and kitchen area. There are Art Deco riffs to this renovation of a 90s bland and boring penthouse but the final design is edgy and fashion forward.