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A Sympathetic Renovation

It can be a tricky business remodelling an existing home whose pedigree is without question, as is the case with this home located in Sea Ranch the rugged Californian coast north of San Francisco and original designed forty years ago by Ralph Matheson whose home are seromucous with the region. A sympathetic renovation occurred in the 90s by William Turnbull & Associates, however it was...

The Light & the Land

In a laid back, yet exclusive corner of California, Clint Eastwood has built a town around a golf course called Tehama. The name Tehama is Native American and means “abundance of nature,” a term which could not be better suited to this recently designed house by Studio Schicketanz. The architects describe their design as  ‘producing a deep exploration into the ways in...

With Open Arms

Citing his mentor, Romaldo Giurgola’s (architect of Canberra’s Parliament House) ethos of designing a building with open arms to welcome visitors, Luigi Rosselli has designed this triplex apartment building to draw people in and has in the process creates a series of serene oases in the middle of Sydney’s leafy eastern suburbs. The concave façade details are the open arms in this building,...

All in the Family

Choosing an architect is a great risk – will we get along? Will they understand my needs? Will I like the result? Perhaps then the pairing of client and architect on this project, located in Houston, Texas, was completely risk free (or an even greater risk!). In charging their son with the design of this home, the owners put complete faith that the result would...

Home Run – New York

Starting with a vast loft in New York’s Nolita district, designers Amanda Jesse and Whitney Parris-Lamb were charged with the task of fully renovating the space and creating a family home for their clients that was not only a reflection of their personal style, but also a comfortable space to raise their young daughter. With two disparate style directions from the husband and...

Seaside Sophistication

With summer fast approaching here in Australia, my attention turns a sublime seaside home by Connecticut-based designer Mar Silver. Having been brought on by the owners to update the twenty-year Southport home, Silver approached the renovation with the sophisticated yet relaxed vibe for which her work has become known. One main focus of the re-design was to open the house up...

Breathing Space – NYC

Breathing space was the central theme of this apartment from the very first days of searching for the property right through to the furniture selection. Wanting a space that would open out and feel a part of Central Park, the owners came across this pre-war apartment on Central Park West and immediately new it was the one. Enlisting architect Douglas Wright and interior...

Impeccable Provenance – Melbourne

History is something that fascinates me greatly and historical references attached to a home or place instantly adds an intangible and magic value. In the case of this townhouse, located in East Melbourne Australia, the short roll call of owners reads like the provenance of a great painting. The first owner was Eugene von Guerard, the famed landscape painter responsible for producing some of the...

A Church to Call Home – New Zealand

The concept for this home, located on Waiheke Island, New Zealand and designed by local firm Vaughan McQuarrie, started from the idea that the centre of the house would be a meeting place in the same way a church acts as a focal point in a small village. The church in this design is a soaring double-height room with full-height windows and a...

A Luxe Bachelor’s Pad

After spending his days making the world's most famous faces beautiful, it makes sense that the owner of this New York apartment would want the same for his home. Make-up artist to the stars, Mario Dedivanovic, enlisted young design super-star Ryan Korban (famed for designing the interiors for Balenciaga, Alexander Wang and more) to completely renovated his penthouse on Manhattan's Upper East...

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