When Grace and Fernando Ferreira walked into the meeting rooms of Collins Pennington Architects to meet with director Andrew Collins, their first sentence was this: we have champagne taste on a tap-water budget. A far cry from the opening statement architects dream of, Andrew and the team took it in stride – recognising in the couple an eye for the clean, timeless architecture the firm are known for. Photography by Stefan Postles.
The apartament EJR designed by Schuchovski Arquitetura brings the essence of the couple: minimalism and Brazilian design. Located in Curitiba, with a privileged view of the Japan Square, this 180m2 apartment was chosen by the couple to be their retreat home at the city where they were born after living in São Paulo. Photography by Eduardo Macarios.
‘The Kelly House by ANNA.CARIN DESIGN Studio.’ Channelling Grace Kelly’s sophistication and class, this grand Double Bay freestanding house (originally two separate residences) draws on a minimal palette that allows the heritage detailing to shine. This is juxtaposed with a considered selection of furniture and the client’s collection of contemporary art. Photography by Justin Alexander.
The Long Beach House is a project designed by Ward 5 Design. This contemporary beach front three-story new build construction house in Long Beach NY serves as a year round communal holiday home for two families. Photography by Pixy Lau.
Bay Tropical Residence is a project designed by SDH Studio Architecture + Design. Nestled on a lush corner lot in Bay Harbor Islands, Florida this home was designed for a family that enjoys outdoor living and the intimacy of family life, but at the same time loves to entertain. Photography by Libertad Rodriguez.
Kensington is a project designed by Stamos Yeoh Architects. A grade II listed building within the Kensington Square Conservation Area, this commercial office was converted into a single family home. A new basement extension was created to house a sauna, wine store and gym, all accessed via a unique all-glass cantilevered staircase. The house itself is a tasteful blend between period features & new interventions. Photography by Marek Sikora
Apartment Belle Vie is a project designed by GAO architects. “When designing the Belle Vie Apartment, we drew inspiration from the dynamic lifestyle and sophisticated taste of our clients – a young, modern family. The apartment is divided into a main living area, multiple bedrooms and a bathroom.” Photography by Miran Kambič.
Hidden Hills Retreat is a project designed by Condon Scott Architects. A rugged backdrop of kanuka forms a striking contrast with this contemporary home, located at the base of Wanaka’s Mount Iron. Photography by Simon Larkin.
Crafers House is a project designed by Urban Habitats. “Our Crafers home takes you on a journey. Constructed with a mix of materials, you are welcomed with a rich, dark exterior and spaces within that are noticeably lighter and effortless. Our clients were attracted to this particular site in the Adelaide Hills – it has a very special feel to it.” Photography by Jane Cameron