Vodka Palace is a project designed by MARCUS BROWNE architect. Hidden in an affluent coastal suburb is ‘Vodka Palace’ a luxurious concrete cave, tempered with natural timber finishes and primed for premium culinary, audio and visual pleasure. It is the result of a very strong collaborative process between client, architect, builder, sub-consultants, sub-contractors and suppliers. Photography by Dion Robeson.
Spotted Gum Tree House was designed by Merrylees Architecture from day one around the enormous spotted gum occupying the back yard of the property. The tree can be seen from the surrounding neighbourhood and connects the site to the Bayside botanical gardens located nearby so was deemed an important feature to retain and protect. Photography by Tom Ross.
Rue Adriane is a project designed by dasMOD. A brand new, single-story gem, consciously crafted for function and livability with a focus on architectural details located at 2314 Rue Adriane in La Jolla. Rue Adriane offers a sophisticated, highly curated new century modern white-water ocean view dwelling. Photography by Sam Chen.
Kloof 145 is a project designed by SAOTA. Accessed from Kloof Road, which winds along the western slopes of Lion’s Head, this site is positioned in the wind-protected suburb of Clifton. Years before any development was introduced, this slope was conceivably covered by indigenous forest and fynbos. Today, however, the area is developed and enjoys spectacular views over the sandy beaches, boulder outcrops, and Twelve Apostles mountains towards the south and sunset views over the Atlantic Ocean. Photography by Adam Letch
Walker Warner Architects has been awarded a coveted Citation Award from the American Institute of Architects San Francisco (AIA SF) chapter for the newly completed Quintessa Pavilions in Napa Valley, Calif. The firm designed the original Quintessa Estate Winery in 2003. Walker Warner Architects’ portfolio of estate projects and custom residences in the Western United States and Hawaii showcases simple elegance and sensitivity to the environment. Photography by Matthew Williams
Exchanging big-city living for a more serene lifestyle, a young family opted for the private golf estate of Pearl Valley as its new home. On the outskirts of Paarl – a 30-minute drive from Cape Town – this home affords the couple and their children a style of living where the outdoor environment is a continual reminder of their expansive surrounds. Through the vision of interior architect Jon Case of design studio ARRCC, the living spaces were carefully conceived to produce a home epitomising casual luxury. Photography by Adam Letch
Beach House is a project designed by Architecture Saville Isaacs. The core idea of people living and engaging with place is an underlying principle of our practice, given expression in the manner in which this home engages with the exterior, not in a general expansive nod to view, but in a varied and intimate manner. Photography by Kata Bayer.
The Brace house designed by Finnis Architects was a process of retaining and celebrating the existing architectural language of a double fronted Victorian terrace whilst transforming the remainder of the dwelling into an adaptable, contemporary, modern family home. Photography by Tom Roe Photography.
+tongtong Transforms Traditional Toronto House into Tasteful Modern Home that Honors East-end Neighborhood. Multidisciplinary design studio +tongtong recently completed a renovation and addition to a traditional Victorian house in Toronto. The house was transformed into an open and bright modern home through a series of strategic moves and incisions. Photographer: Lisa Petrole