Tag Archives: Residence

Synergy Of Contrasting Elements: Energy Independent Yorkville Residence

Built to meet the specific needs of two retired geophysicists, you would expect the exceptional Yorkville Residence to imbibe the spirit of the planet and its green goodness within its form. This is precisely what Alan Nicholson Design Studio have managed to deliver as they combined several different materials, a breezy design centered around a cantilevered shed roof and an inviting landscape. Rammed earth, wood, metal, steel and even concrete find a way to coexist with ease at this gorgeous Californian home where elegant design, energy-efficiency and eco-friendly charm are seamlessly rolled into unison. Read More


Phineas Residence By SPACE International

SPACE International and design team Ground Up LA have built this dream home. For me this home is a perfect balance between a mid century, like a Neautra and contemporary architecture. It has that open plan that blurs the inside outside. The home is actually fairly warm feeling as well. The house is so clean lined and geometric. The house is rather large at five bedrooms and five bathrooms. If I lived in this house I may not ever want to leave. I commend the current owner for their taste. The interiors are just right, a good mix of old and new. I like the pool house room, great composition. Did I mention it was on the market? Read More

Midcentury With A Modern Zest: Dashing Oakland Residence In California

The last few seasons have seen midcentury modern style take a backseat to industrial and rustic elements when it comes to home design and decorating. But for those who love midcentury flair and décor, the style offers a timeless refuge that simply never fades away and is always ‘in trend’ at some level. Tapping into this perennial fountain of decorating goodness Knock Architecture and Design transformed this dreary old home in Oakland, California into a stylish and relaxing residence that is perfect for a modern family. Filled with pops of color and chic midcentury vibe, the Oakland Residence is both inviting and engaging. Read More

Envisioned For An Urban Lifestyle: Timber-Clad Y Residence In Prahran

The last few years have seen home makeovers shift from largescale remodels to smart additions, extensions and nifty revamps that simply extend the living area and add a kitchen or bedroom wherever necessary. But the lovely Y Residence in Prahran, a typical suburb of Melbourne, goes down the old-fashioned route as Studio Tate completely altered the existing appeal of the home, its ambiance and the way it interacts with its residents. Barring a couple of brick walls, the entire house is brand new and its novel floor plan sees the living area, kitchen and dining nestled on the top floor while the bedrooms sit snugly below. Read More


PH1 Residence By Wernerfield Architects

Wernerfield Architects has a very impressive body of work. Their residential homes are stunning. The PH1 residence caught my eye out of the bunch. The color palette of white, black, and wood is a perfect stage for a nice collection of danish furniture. Taking a look through the house it is evident that the owners have great taste. I like that the living area has a pitched roof and the rest of the house is flat, it helps define the spaces. I like the different sizes and positions of windows, I have always liked the windows on the ground level like in picture nine. Read More


Bendigo Residence By Flack Studio

Flack Studio is responsible for this stunning home that has some nice features. The first thing I noticed were the walls. I thought they were concrete but at a closer look I think is may be some sort of treatment. Other walls have what appears to be four bolts or screws, tiles perhaps? Either way I love the look. The beamed ceilings and the stone floors make for a great combination. As you look around the spaces you can discover a nice collection of design. I like the color palette, black, white and some pops of blue, leaning towards masculine a bit. I am usually not struck by bathrooms but these have such a perfect minimalism that one can’t not appreciate the restraint exercised here. Read More

House Luxembourg: Modern Conversion Revitalizes 1920’s Manor Residence

Transforming a forgotten 1920’s manor house in the heart of Luxembourg, EPAD managed to turn a dark and poorly planned interior into a light-filled modern home that meets the demands of an urban family. Spread across two different levels, the traditional manor house was completely altered using a new floor plan that turned two different levels of the house into a living area. Connected by a stunning, open wood and steel staircase that ends up being the most prominent feature of the rejuvenated House Luxembourg, natural light finds its way through the attic and the second level on to the bottom floor. Read More

Sojourn: Contemporary Taipei Residence In Black, White And Gray

Using a neutral color palette for your home is much harder than it looks. Getting it right is all about finding the right combination of colors and just enough excitement to ensure that the interior does not feel bland and boring. Sojourn is a contemporary home in Taipei, Taiwan that finds this elusive balance between refinement and cheerfulness, as its gorgeous black, white and gray backdrop is enlivened by pops of bright blue and orange. Designed by Ganna Design to meet the needs of a young couple who spend more time on the road than at home, this elegant residence aims to create an atmosphere of relaxation and intimacy. Read More