An early sojourn working in Rome set this architect and designer on the road to an holistic, all-encompassing approach to her practice.
In this extract from her new book, photographer Nicole England visits the magical grounds of Flamingo Estate – the Spanish Colonial-style abode and biodynamic garden brought to life by Richard Christiansen and Studio KO – and meets the two haute hounds who call it home.
The dark, dramatic palette of this rooftop penthouse provides the perfect backdrop for the owners’ precious collection of antiques.
denHolm’s Steven John Clark is a rock legend who carves new life into raw limestone.
The Modernist aficionados behind leading US creative outfit BassamFellows are in their element with the transformation of the company’s headquarters.
This light-filled residence is always in a sunny mood with its newly spacious interiors and a lofty perch looking over glittering Sydney harbour.
Considered choices and a feminine sensibility are at the heart of the elegant reinvention of this Sydney eastern suburbs home.
Gilt and brass endow a discreetly patrician edge to this elegant Eaton Square apartment in exclusive Belgravia made over by French interiors maestro Jean-Louis Deniot.
A keen cook and garden lover has had all his wishes answered in the comprehensive reinvention of his Sydney lower North Shore house.
With a new satellite space in the foothills of the Macedon Ranges, this designer orbits between her country and city studios.
Garden Of Glossy Greens
Whispering of mid-century Cali cool, strappy palms in graceful poses flourish under the limelight in a garden of glossy greens.
Love Nest By A Maritime Captain
Sparkling in its maritime setting this palatial home, built as a love nest by a captain of industry for his mistress, has been restored to its former glory.
The formula for the magical makeover of this transformed harbourside home was one part golden opportunity and one part inspired vision.
Anchored amid native bush, this exceptional home stands strong on a prize plot of the wild Victorian south coast where frothy breakers roll in below and mesmerising views extend in all directions.
Now a chic platinum grey, this former red-brick residence has been made over into an airy beauty with interiors to match.
The romance of this 1920s residence flanked by the Hollywood Hills drew the eyes of a talented couple who set about enhancing its original glamour.
Terraced back on its sloping site this Sydney eastern suburbs house makes the most of the ocean outlook with a simple, quietly luxurious design.
Gallerist Sally Dan-Cuthbert’s Spanish mission abode may be packed with contemporary art and design but it’s foremost a family home and anything but precious.
New York-trained designer Thomas Hamel converted a heritage inner-Sydney terrace into a stylish workspace that’s also a shining showcase for his studio’s stellar work.
Bridging The Gap
Whether large or small, public or private, Alexander Tzannes treats all projects with equal importance.
A home in an iconic setting gets the ultrasophisticated look it deserves thanks to the visionary eyes of an accomplished designer.
A collection of Australian artworks and a view of Sydney Harbour framed by eucalypts and a jacaranda set the tone for an interiors scheme by Arent&Pyke that confidently exudes antipodean style.
A challenging site in a dream destination where sky meets surf rides a life-enhancing wave into a brand-new way of being.
Rejoicing in thickly wooded hills and sapphire waters this uplifting home treads lightly on its ‘living platform’.
An Edgy New Residence Means Business
On an idyllic peak overlooking Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula seaside strip, an edgy new residence means business.
After a boatload of challenges, walls of glass welcome in a treehouse vibe to a relaxing crash pad wreathed in bush.
Serene Holiday Home
Based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and a world away from the city, this serene holiday home provides a welcome getaway for a young family.
Meeting Of The Minds
When design-led property developers Orchard Piper enlisted a dream team of Australian talent, the collaboration produced masterful results.
Following an illuminating edit and revision, the storied space housing Australia’s oldest and largest literary agency, Curtis Brown, now reads even brighter.
A glamorous renovation by Brendan Wong has ”restored the soul of this apartment in a P&O-style building on Sydney Harbour dreamed up by a 1930s radio producer.