CORE Modern Homes designed by Batay-Csorba Architects is a 16,000sf 7-unit townhouse development which explores the potential of spatially oriented apertures that work to induce movement and visual interest within an efficient volume which maximizes programmatic potential. Located within Toronto’s Leaside neighbourhood, the development occupies a prime site along Eglinton Avenue. This street is poised to be one of Toronto’s new public transit corridors with the completion of the new LRT line. Designed with family life in mind, these contemporary residences offer generous living and dining rooms and spacious kitchens intended for the active cook. Each features three bedrooms, including a serene master suite that occupies an entire level, a flexible loft space perfect for family gatherings as well as 4 large completely private terraces each totalling 500–600 sf per unit. Photography by Doublespace Photography
Villa Emma designed by Mario Mazzer Architects melts the rigour of a “Stazzu”, the local rural buildings, with the modern house principles of open floor plans and connection between outdoor and indoor spaces. It recalls the Sardinian rural house both in the simple rectangular shape with pitched roof and the interior distribution with bedrooms on the longest side. Photography by Filippo Bamberghi
Located on the outskirts of San Francisco, this renovated residence fell victim to an electrical fire that took more than half the house, destroying family photos and heirlooms, and leaving much of it smoke damaged. When the owners embarked on restoring it, the family of five asked interior designer Sherry Hope-Kennedy to create a place that would maintain the quaint 1939-architecture of the house while honoring the distant past.
Cheetah Plains, a new luxury Game Lodge designed by ARRCC with décor by OKHA in the Sabi Sand South Africa, has been longlisted for the prestigious 2019 Dezeen Awards in the Hotel and Short Stay category.
The Meadows is a project designed by Vita Architecture. This Victorian property improves a 175sqm house to create a truly open plan living space. The project is located in Betchworth, a quiet village in Surrey and begun in July 2015. Built in the 1870s, the building has been cut and curved since and had ended up as an evolution of ideas through many an owner leading to an array of rooms within rooms and convoluted corridor layouts. The proposal aimed to open up the space. Photography by Jon Reid @ Arch photos
This Victorian semi-detached house designed by Arigho Larmour Wheeler Architects is one of many Protected Structures in Dublin that was subdivided into flats during the last century. Here, the upper two storeys comprised 8 self-contained apartments with the lower ground-floor occupied as a single garden-flat. Photography by Ste Murray.