Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A study in sophisticated Big Apple living. A bright and airy New York apartment that would be a dream for
most, brought to life with a palette of neutrals and layers of texture. Stylish and restrained because nothing can surely compete with the view through the towering windows. "Casually" curated. Art filled and artful. By architect Andre Mellone of Studio Mellone.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Description by Bossley Architects
This house is located on a narrow urban site in the heart of Herne Bay. Tight site controls and a sloping site resulted in a long narrow building form that steps down the slope of the site.
One of the main features of the house is the entry which is reached by a bridge that crosses a moat of planting. The entry is glazed with translucent glass to give privacy and a beautiful soft light to the interior spaces. The entry space is protected by a vertical cedar screen with intermittent horizontals painted with colours that have also been used on the interior and inspired by the clients’ fantastic collection of 1950 -60s furniture, art and ceramics.
Once inside an open riser jarrah and steel stair with a hanging screen of stainless steel mesh leads either upstairs to the main living level or downstairs to the bedrooms and a second family living area.
The rooms on the lower level open out to the usually redundant side yards surrounding the house with each room having its own terrace and outdoor space. The building steps down the site and culminates in a terrace and pool off the family living space.
Light and privacy is modulated on the upper levels by opening and closing vertical lourveline panels or either cedar or aluminium. The living space opens out to a generous deck which with glimpses of the harbour.
Playful colours, finishes and hoop pine cabinetry enliven the interior spaces and the exterior materials of fine vertical cedar shiplap, double skin bagged brick reflect the clients’ love of fifties and sixties architecture.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Monday, January 20, 2014
1. A fire pit around the pool.
2. Chilled produce drawers.
3. Wine trap door, stairs for access to wines.
4. A sleepover room.
5. A glass encased fireplace/coffee table.
6. A hot tub that flows from outside to inside.
7. Huge round window.
8. A bookcase staircase and slide.
9. Waterfall in your tub, OK, I could do this!!!!!!!!!!!!
10. Waterfall between hot tub and pool.
11. Bed for when the kids want to sleep with you.
12. Pantry built around your refrigerator.
12. An aquarium in your entrance. YEP, must have this one.
13. Stairs you can walk under. Great idea actually.
14. A glass encased pool around a basement. Actually pretty awesome.
15. A bar to swim up to.
16. Duo tub.
17. Overflow bathtub with fireplace. LOVE
18. A creek that runs through your hallway.
19. A built-in drying rack. I like this idea and it's attractive.
20. A staircase that lifts to reveal a hidden room.