“The original house was designed in 1988 by Geoffrey Summerhayes and it was an honour to renovate and give the build a second life. Our clients, a family of 4, with two grown up children loved the layout and feel of their home, but wanted to modernise the spaces, while respecting the original architecture. We aspired to achieve a sophisticated aesthetic with casual undertones. The original house had been repainted a deep ochre and had taken on a Tuscan feel. Our proposed palette sought to enhance the original architectural elements and reform the overall experience.”
From outdated faux Tuscan to fabulous monochromatic minimalism. The Villa Renovation in Peppermint Grove, Perth by LAHAUS.
I cannot imagine living this close to the ocean. How incredible would these views be in person?!?! This is the iconic Butterfly House?originally designed by Frank Wynkoop in 1950. Many bland renovations since, Jamie Bush was hired on by the current homeowners to give it a total restoration with major upgrades to bring it back to its organic roots. What a dream home!
Photos: Douglas Friedman
I am smitten with the designs of Belgian architect Pieter Vandenhout. Minimal in details but the details he does add (like statement windows and textured walls and wide plank floors) make such a statement. The kitchen below went straight into my inspiration folder. A kitchen that doesn’t look like a kitchen is everything.
Dreaming of lofts as I always do, and this 4700 sq ft 4 story former perfume warehouse in London is an absolutely gorgeous conversion. I am so relieved to see that most of the original architectural details were preserved. The floors and windows are exceptional. And with all that open space your furniture layout options are limitless. I’d spend my weekends thrifting and rearranging everything ?? For sale via The Modern House.
In my previous post I mentioned I would want la SHED to design my dream home. They created a dream home here, on a large wooded lot located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Their goal was to preserve as many trees as possible and I loooooove that they created somewhat of a courtyard for the pool area.
Photos: Maxime Brouillet