Having spent some time in Japan, the owners of this rental property sought to capture the lines, perspectives, calm and the spaciousness of Japanese homes.
Grounding the property by taking it to the boundary, architects Downie North worked at opening it up to the lushness of the garden, seeking to capture the warmth of the suns rays indoors, and enabling spots of seclusion and reflection when needed.
Clean lines, angular perspectives, elegant furnishings and muted soft colour bring a sense of ease, comfort and privacy throughout to such a bustling area of Sydney.
A fascination with olde world elegance, a fascination with haute couture, a fascination with capturing of a certain image... Jamie Beck brings all these elements together in these beautiful photographs featuring model India Salvor Menuez and everything Chanel haute couture.
Clean, fresh, bright, modern... that's what is evident in this recent makeover of a workers cottage dating back to the 1870's in inner city Melbourne.
You know the drill, a row of cottages minutes from the cbd, remnants of stables out the back of the house and lots of tiny rooms inside.
A meeting of minds with an architect sympathetic to the rundown building with a vision to expand and bring it into modern day. Loads of natural light, white walls, light woods and a fabulous hidden balcony, this lovely renovation makes for a great family home.