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Holland Park, sweetie!

Holland Park is arguably the best part of London and is where this six bedroom Victoria townhouse sits. Formerly owned by John Cleese, this impressive building is now home to a young couple and their children. Scott Maddux in conjunction with his British design partner, Jo leGleud, collaborated with the London architect Nathaniel Gee on this project of generous proportions....

Old Jaffa House – Israel

We love the work of Pitsou Kedem here at Design Addicts. Over the years we have featured many of their projects from grand soaring mansions to sleek modern homes. This project, set in Jaffa, the ancient port city of Tel-Aviv, Israel, falls into their realm of historic restoration. Faced with an apartment that had, over the years, been...

A new apartment of yester year

At the top of a classic Art Deco building on the Upper East Side is a home designed by Billy Cotton and his exploration of contradictions in a coveted Classic Six building by Emery Roth who was one of the Manhattans definitive early-­20th-century architects. Cotton pays homage to the classic apartments of previous times, as well as being...

Crisp white box

David Mann, founder of MR Architecture + Decor, completely reimagined this typical pre-war apartment in Manhattan’s Carnegie Hill neighbourhood. The clients: discerning art collectors and their young daughters. The brief: to showcase their extensive art collection in spaces where the kids can have sleepovers and movie nights all in a crisp white box! No small...

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...

To the Bat Cave!

This immense 1350 square metre home in Itu, Sao Paulo Brazil is home to a family of six who had some rather strict design constraints. On a sloping site the building had to essentially be single storey and meet accessibility standards. The ramping throughout is Villa Savou-esq in its interjection. Slow and processional, perhaps even conversational. The main functions of the house - social, leisure and...

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...