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.
Palm Beach House designed by Alexander &CO. is the transformation of an existing waterfront holiday villa in Palm Beach, Sydney. The project is a restrained approach to a traditional European vernacular, exploring bespoke quality detailing, materiality and architectural framing. Photography by Felix Forest
The SFA house is a refurbishment project that is faithful to the client’s specific requirements. Arqmov Workshop initially suggested a brand new project, given the previous (quite unfortunate) refurbishment work on the property. Photography by Rafael Gamo
This charming shingle house — one of the oldest houses in Mill Valley — was bought as a fixer upper by a growing family. Oriented with great views of nearby Mt. Tam, the house pulls in sunlight and mountain breezes. The owners tapped veteran architect, Heidi Richardson, Richardson Architects, to return the rundown property to its former glory as well as adapt the interior for todays more casual lifestyle.