This 1964 mid century revival was recently brought to my attention by Brent Zimmerman of Design Alchemy. He told me that the house had to be stripped down to the windows, yes even the windows, thanks to the previous owners who bought the house in foreclosure. Brent and Chris did an amazing job on this project. The house feels mid century but is brought up to todays living standards. The Fireplace and the wood wall divider are just a couple of elements that grabbed my attention. The divider was replicated from other homes in the development.
Silvia Song has an amazing talent with wood and respecting its natural properties. The simplistic shapes allow for the wood patterns to act like an intricate painted pattern. I love the ebony bowls, the dark color goes beyond the surface. I love the indigo dipped bowls, I would have never thought to do that. The plates and knives are amazing. I tried turning a bowl once, just once. Silvia is truly an artist.
This dark exterior home by Bureaux with it’s ominous facade is striking. Any time I see a house with a darker exterior the practical person in me starts thinking about the heating and cooling bills but then I quickly get back to admiring the silhouette of the structure. I typically don’t go for such a country feel on the interiors but could you image this place with some warm teak or rosewood pieces in the interiors? Registered Architects Jessica Barter and Maggie Carroll are the minds behind this project, along with some other nice work, it would be worth your while to visit their site.
Steve from Surfside Projects recently send me a link to their Mellow Yellow house which was a nice change. When I say nice change, I am referring to the scale of the house. To many times I find myself looking at these epic modern homes that require some serious cash. I love the scale of this project. Street side it fits right into its surroundings but on the inside, the open concept makes the interior spaces feel a lot bigger than they are.
For a smaller home, this mid century house by John Penn has a big personality. This remarkable house on an amazing 0.4 acre site is one of a celebrated group of nine Suffolk houses, referred to as the ‘temple’ houses, designed by the architect John Penn in 1966. The house has gone through a remodel with utmost respect to the original plans. The current owners have planted fruit tress around the house as well.
.PSLAB has created another amazing project full of their designer lighting. The collaboration of Benugo, Softroom architects and the British Film Institute on the Stephen St. Kitchen and its meeting rooms and lounge has turned out some amazingly lit spaces. I like that there are three lighting fixtures but they are all interwoven when it comes to design. The brass in the lights and the green dressed Knoll chairs work so well together. I don’t think I have seen a project of theirs that I didn’t like.