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French Connection

Having opened his firm only a year ago, the quality of this initial project by Jean Charles Tomas is all the more impressive. Following an international career, Tomas returned to Paris to complete a renovation of this apartment, which is tucked away in the chic area of Saint Sulpice on the left bank. As a whole, the design feels...

Whitewash – Florida

Located in Alys Beach, Florida, the architect describes the house as more “like a resort in Santorini than the getaway spot that it is.” For me however, I see influences from Bermuda, to Morocco and pretty much everywhere in between and what is more, I love it. Jeffrey Dungan was charged with creating this holiday home on an...

One Small Step

The idea of designing my own home is equal parts exciting and terrifying. While it is easy enough to make decisions for someone else’s home, for my own home the process is panic inducing so I can completely sympathise with the architect-owners of this home in Herzliya, Israel. The duo behind Jacobs-Yaniv Architects spent six years...

Artful Architecture

“Bringing art into the architecture” was the driving force behind this home renovation completed by Madeleine Blanchfield Architects. The house, which is nominated in the Australian Interior Design Awards, is located in the Sydney ocean-side suburb of Clovelly and is the definition of relaxed beach vibes. As the architect puts it “the notion was to create...

Balmoral to Manly

As far as family homes go, this one is at the upper end of impressive. The contemporary home, located in the Sydney suburb of Mosman, has been designed by Tanner Kibble Denton is set across two blocks of land and three levels. The width gained from building across two titles has been the house sweeping views across Balmoral...

Modernist Masterpiece

With Mies van der Rohe, Luis Barragaìn and Tadao Ando forming the bedrock of inspiration, how could these stables (yes, stables!) be anything other than incredible. Located near Buenos Aires, the stables are home to forty-four horses and was the brainchild of owner and polo legend Nacho Figueras and architect Juan Ignacio Ramos. Conceived as a building...

Masculine Style

“Bold and elegantly masculine” is how Flack Studio describe this project, located in the leafy Melbourne suburb of Armadale, and for me it is also plain sexy. It is the richness of materials and finishes – dark timbers, bronze, and marble – that gives this home a confident personality, and combined with the crisp white architecture of...

Sundial House – Santa Fe

Two board-formed concrete walls anchor this ridgetop home in New Mexico’s Santa Fe by Specht Architects.  Using this anchor point, the architects have developed a program for the house that emphasises the views over the valley as well as creating a sense of protection. Internally, the concrete walls provide texture and form giving the interiors an earthy palate that...

Santa Monica Sanctuary

In designing a new home in Santa Monica for photographer Tatiana Botton, architectural designer Charles Ward and interior designer Leanne Ford worked to create a space that could be as much about entertaining as it was a sanctuary, yet also a space that provided the perfect backdrop to hang Botton’s work. Starting with the architecture, Ward placed emphasis...

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