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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...

Upper East Side – party of five

This family home is located close to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the New York’s uber chic Upper East Side, Manhattan. Effortlessly stylish, this family home for five occupies two floors of a Central Park facing building, with the entire second floor as a parents retreat. The ultimate in luxury. The palette of materials is mostly neutral with swathes of natural stone -  Arabescato for...

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...

Visual in Venice Beach

This old world family home in Venice beach is beautiful. Owned by actress Denise Vasi and her director husband Anthony Mandler their home is a narrative of a life of travel – they are after all professional storytellers, in front and behind the lens. The proportions of this house hark to a previous time. Enormous 7 metre ceilings create volumes of space not usually experienced in...

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...

Summitridge Beverly Hills

Marmol Radziner are DA Platform regulars. Their multidisciplinary work is considered, resolved and chic. This Summitridge family home in the Beverly Hills is no exception. The Summitridge interiors are modern and feminine with strong mid-century modern European influences, based around a primarily neutral color palette of cream, ivory, blush, and violet tones. Swathes of insitu terrazzo floor and golden hues of marble in...

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...

From up on Princes Hill

The inner city suburb of Princes Hill in Melbourne Australia is home to some beautiful Victorian Architecture. The challenge here: to juxtapose what is a contemporary renovation while championing the heritage of the building. Charged with the task to bridge this historical language was Christopher Elliott – and what a conversation! This family home seems to draw design motifs from many eras: Victorian...

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...