Rhythm And Flow
Creating a coherent connection and simplifying the levels in this Sydney home was the first step in enhancing its charm and facilitating easy family living.
TACKLING AN AWKWARD configuration by opening up the internal circulation with the clever use of curving elements as well as removing most ceilings to steal more vertical space has reawakened this apartment into a flowing, relaxed home.
Informed by architectural showpieces savoured on their overseas travels, and inspired by the work of a leading local architect, these Melbourne owners fashion a spectacular new build in the heart of the action.
LOOKING TO APPEAL to an ‘eccentric, multicultural demographic’ in Melbourne’s Windsor, the property owners called on architect and interior designer Maria Danos to help bring to life this high-quality, small-scale townhouse development.
LAYERED SHADES of white on white and the installation of a new master ensuite and additional skylights and windows uplift the interiors of this heritage home.
A wealth of considered elements are the hallmark of the reinvention of this heritage house into a haven of contemporary living for a young family.
Layers of Scandinavian and mid-century design add the luxe frosting to this snowy, chalet-style bolthole.
A stately residence and contemporary pavilion have been linked via a new cloistered walkway, setting the tone for the heritage-meets-modern style to follow.
VA VA VISTA
Perched high on a hill and anything but provincial, Pia Francesca’s home is a perfect canvas for her elegant eclecticism with its monochrome scheme and verdant outlook.
Rugged raw finishes deliver a low-maintenance interior with a carefree edge that is tailor-made for a family’s escape from the big smoke.
Art And Soul
Sydney architect and new Foundation chair of the MCA Nick Tobias sees beauty not only in buildings but also in the act of helping construct a forward-looking public collection of Australian art.
Pride Of Place
This Tasmanian practice’s visionary thinking elevates every structure, from an award-winning restoration to an acclaimed Aboriginal standing camp.
Beauty And Beyond
Model, muse, esteemed jewellery designer and passionate human rights advocate Elsa Peretti lived a rich life that was filled to the brim with mastery and meaning.
Sydney interior designer Suzanne Julian draws on her travels and life experiences to prove that when it comes to an office, there’s no place like home.
In a time like no other, interior designer and adopted New Yorker Tali Roth forged ahead with the glorious re-imagining of this Chelsea brownstone for a young family.
Transformed by Those Architects, a former Sydney restaurant pirouettes into a luminous HQ with a natural inner glow for growing fashion force Aje.
The past and present are artfully united in this reimagined family home where heritage features are celebrated with contemporary flair.
Perfectly in rhythm with the landscape, this handsome trio of made-to-order structures are also in step with each other, forming an harmonious rural dwelling.
A turn-of-the-century terrace house in Sydney has taken on a curvaceous new persona with a softly feminine and whimsical update by Arent & Pyke.
Out Of The Box
Timber louvres cast light and shadow within this family home, where a layering of colour and form softens its slick architectural geometries.
Relishing the chance to be part of an industrial suburb’s rebirth, William Smart sculpted a former factory into a spectacular headquarters for his architecture practice, Smart Design Studio. This hybrid workspace melds utility and poetry, crested with an apartment where intersecting arches reach for the sublime.
The Art Of Work
The best elements of working (almost) from home are incorporated into the new offices of Alexander & Co in Sydney’s Bondi Junction.
OUTSIDE INTEREST [ Sydney Olympic Park ]
AN ABUNDANCE of green space is not an amenity one typically associates with apartment living, but when it came to the Pavilions Residences at Sydney Olympic Park, Mirvac went to heroic lengths to make the natural environment a starring feature.
Transcending a brief that called for classic neutrals, design duo Le Berre Vevaud composed a rhapsody of colour, form and free thinking for this Paris home.
A pair of apartments tucked into a gritty Melbourne laneway has been joined and converted into one soft, generous space.
THE LONG VIEW
Classic detailing and a neutral palette coalesce in a newly built house that offers privacy, light and timeless appeal for a family of four.
Blainey North has forged a career out of creating extraordinary interiors. The designer tells Tanya Buchanan what she had in mind for her latest project, Crown Spa Sydney.
Art is the stuff of life for passionate collector and principal of international art advisory LoveArt, Amanda Love.
Unlikely Bed Fellows
Opposites attract in this split-level Sydney home where Australian Federation proudly meets tropical modernism under one cohesive roof.