This clean and modern apartment has been completely re-designed by Canny Architecture, located in South Yarra, a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. The architects were responsible for renovating the interiors of a dated home. White walls gives the home a fresh, crisp appeal, making the space feel open and airy. The original parquet flooring of herringbone cherry wood was preserved and with a clever liming, given a fresh overhaul and entirely new appearance. Spaces were opened up to give a lighter aesthetic and three smaller bedrooms were made into two in order to make a luxurious master retreat with an en-suite bathroom and a dark hued, wood clad walk-in closet.
What do you think of this apartment reform? Is there anything you would have done differently? We appreciate your feedback, let us know in the comments section below! We have featured Canny Architecture in the past here on 1 Kindesign, if you would like to take a look at some of their past fabulous works, we have a couple of intriguing ones for you here: Stunning Australian home showcasing clean lines and Contemporary Malvern House displays stunning interiors.
This stunning bathroom features wash basins and a bathtub from Victoria + Albert Barcelona. The crisp and clean palette is meticulously balanced by the soft curves of the Barcelona range.
Photos: This project was submitted to 1 Kindesign courtesy of Canny Architecture
This modern cube house has been designed by architect Henri Comrie, nestled in the picturesque valley of Banhoek, a wine region in South Africa. The home has been aptly named by the homeowners as ‘Johannesdal’, peacefully resting between lush forested grounds and majestic mountains. The home features a simple, honest atmosphere with a flair for color, unexpected combinations and a strong desire to draw nature in. Creativity in design and lifestyle needs were at the forefront of the project, which features a modern exterior and farmhouse style interior. The home consists of three volumes with large expanses of windows, generous terraces and open spaces, where the outside can be viewed from anywhere inside. With this in mind, the gardens were immaculately designed as a tranquil oasis for the owners to enjoy. Natural light floods the interior spaces, which at different times of the day, gives varying nuances to the furnishings and decor. It seems that at every corner your are surprised by an expected composition or a pop of color that inevitably draws attention to it. The architect was inspired by Le Corbusier, in his application of whitewashed walls, open spaces, exposed brick, metal, raw concrete ceilings and untreated wood, which seems to seamlessly co-exist with the native features of the area.
One of the terraces on the upper level provides stunning views of the vegetated landscape and imposing mountains. Have a look through this enjoyable house tour and don’t forget to let us know your thoughts on this home. If you are not keeping up with the latest, consider following 1 Kindesign on social media:
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An old flour mill was converted into a fascinating industrial style loft by architect Robb Studio in conjunction with Studio Gild, located in Denver, Colorado. The building was built in the 1920s, dilapidated and abandoned, the building was repurposed in 2000, converted into lofts. Originally the client was just looking to make a few updates on their 3,000 square foot home, such as cabinet hardware and an enhanced connection with the laundry and guest bath. Yet, in the end, made the decision to give the loft a complete modern transformation, creating a striking visual aesthetic with open spaces for entertaining that the homeowners could enjoy for years to come. Greater functionality, clean lines and an enhanced material palette are just some of the details that were improved.
This custom designed kitchen showcases stained oak cabinets with quartzite countertops. For the cabinet uppers, the designers installed perforated metal panels. Walls of windows adds lots of natural light into the spaces, with soaring ceilings and exposed ductwork, a truly inspiring industrial home. What do you think? Leave us your feedback in the comments section below!
If you find industrial style lofts inspiring, have a look at some of 1 Kindesign’s past features, such as Eclectic industrial-modern loft in Marina Del Rey and Industrial eclectic Brooklyn loft of Alina Preciado.
Photos: Courtesy of Studio Gild / Dwell
Today’s house tour is a mountain getaway infused with a mix of modern and Belgian-farmhouse style by designer Will Wick, located in Lake Tahoe, California. This Martis Camp vacation home was designed for a young couple with three children, the casual style atmosphere fits perfectly with its surrounding environment of pine trees. The designer selected of color palette of neutrals and warm hues wrapped in clean lines contrasted with rustic materials for a cool mountain aesthetic. To pull off the Belgian look, the designer selected chunky furnishings and oversize black granite tiles for the flooring. The tiles were sandblasted in order to give the effect of Belgian bluestone with white grouting. The flooring invigorates the space, while the walls were dressed in warmth with bleached cedar that has been given a whitewashed finish. The designer wanted the tones to be simple so as not to detract from the natural setting seen through all of the sunlit windows. The window frames were all painted black to not only add definition but to draw your eyes to the beautiful scenery outside. To create an indoor-outdoor connection, accordion window walls were added to either side of the living area to extend the space for entertaining. The outdoor living space encompasses sun loungers and a dining area with a fire pit to enjoy fresh air and dining al fresco.
An elk head comprised of drift wood graces the dry stacked stone floor-to-ceiling fireplace, created an additional focal point to this stunning living room. The custom cabinets on either side of the fireplace plays host to a wet bar on one side and a concealed television on the other.
Love mountain retreats? We have featured plenty here on 1 Kindesign, have a look at some past inspiration: Modern vacation retreat in the woods near Lake Tahoe and New York loft meets mountain modern living in Lake Tahoe.
The kitchen was left as an open concept to keep the space feeling casual and to make it easy for kids. With two floating islands, this kitchen is the perfect design to enjoy both cooking and entertaining, not to mention having a great flow for keeping an eye on little ones!
Photos: House Beautiful
This modern log estate was designed as a relaxing family vacation getaway by VAg Architects and Planners, nestled high on a mountaintop in Denver, Colorado. This sprawling home features beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces that is styled to give a resort-like ambiance. The interior features soaring ceilings, exposed wooden trusses, wood beams, exquisite light fixtures and cozy furnishings, everything you would imagine in a mountain home. Large expanses of windows in every room not only brings in lots of daylight, it also takes advantage of the fantastic views that this area has to offer. The exterior facade is clad in stone and wood logs, with serval outdoor living spaces, including a spacious outdoor deck that looks out over the surrounding mountainous landscape. This is the perfect retreat for both winter and summer vacations, with skiing in the winter and wonderful hiking trails in the summer.
Are you seeking for more great inspiration here on 1 Kindesign? We have featured plenty of mountain retreats in the past, here are a couple of our favorites in case you missed them, Contemporary mountain home in Aspen by Poss Architecture and Modern mountain home in the high Sierras: Flight House.
A floor to ceiling fireplace is a dramatic focal point to this stunning living room. Cozy seating arrangements invites family and guests to curl up and make conversation. Floor to ceiling windows invites nature in and illuminates the space. An area rug makes the space feel warm and adds texture and color.
Photos: Courtesy of VAg Architects and Planners
This modern farmhouse style residence designed by Eric Olsen Design is located in Dover Shores, a beautiful waterfront community in Newport Beach, California. The dream home of interior designer Raili Clasen of RailiCA Design and her husband and young son, they worked with the architect on the 1960’s home to restructure it to a family friendly living environment. Taking six months to renovate, the foundation was left in tact, but the rest of the home was taken down to the studs. The roof was replaced to be vaulted, changing the ceiling height from 8 feet to 15 feet high in some areas. This really opened the space up and made it feel bright and airy. To add rustic warmth to the interior, an exposed beam trellis was added to the central core living space. A skylight was also added above the kitchen to illuminate the space. An additional unique design feature was a brick wall installation that runs from the front door all the way to the back patio. The interiors are a mix of elements inspired from California wine country with a sleep away camp vibe and even sprinkles of Scandinavian aesthetic. Most of the walls are a crisp white, aside from the kitchen that is punctuated with walls clad in pine flat board siding painted in a dark gray hue. The spiritual center of the home is the open concept kitchen, dining and living areas, featuring white oak flooring in a diagonal pattern and antique Germain light fixtures hanging over the kitchen island.
Oversized Moooi light fixtures hang over the dining table, creating a dramatic look in the space, drawing your eye upwards. The floor to ceiling wall niche housing stacked firewood adds to the natural and warm aesthetic of the space. Cozy furnishings and plush pillows decorate this inviting living room space pictured above. We here at 1 Kindesign love your feedback, so please let us know in the comments section what you think of this home, is it your style?
Missed some of our other features from this architect? Have a look at a couple of our favorites, Chic Newport Beach home mixes clean lines with rustic details and Modern farmhouse style tastefully decorated in Newport Beach.
The kitchen showcases oak cabinetry, dovetail pine flat board walls painted dark gray and reclaimed wood over the range.
With beautiful outdoor living spaces, this is the perfect home for entertaining friends and family. With how everything has been situated, there is a great flow between indoors and out.
A favorite family hangout, Adirondack chairs circulate a fire pit, creating a beach bonfire-like ambiance to the outdoor space. A tipi filled with plush outdoor pillows creates an extra space for seclusion.
Photos: Courtesy of Eric Olsen Design
Boooox Heritage Barn project is an old barn re-designed into an elegant and functional living space by architecture studio OOOOX, located in Liberec, Czech Republic. The structure was preserved to respect its history and surroundings, with plenty of imagination, attention to detail and a design that meets the needs of the client which produced a spectacular end result. The main concept of the project is the division of the color black applied to the exterior of the home, while white is used in the interiors. Both the inside and outside are dominated by the use of wood, with the flooring on the interior is comprised of brick, painted white. The interior living spaces reflect the original structure of the barn, including the framing through a large picture window. The wooden exterior facade has been restored to the original style, with windows on the ground floor fitted into where the original barn door opening once was. The windows are also covered with wooden shutters that, when closed, are in the same expression as the exterior facade. The main objective to preserve the open spaces on both levels up to the roofline. Interior railings, whether solid or mesh, were selected for the safety of both children and family pets. The selection of airy materials opens and closes visually different spaces. The designers created a podium for the staircase landings that runs dual-purposed as extra storage space to keep the modern interiors clean and tidy.
In keeping with the black and white theme, furnishings and materials selections were kept in the same color palette. A black and white cow hide area rug adds pattern and visual interest to the white interiors. The black staircase leading up to the second level breaks up the white walls. The whole interior on both levels has been designed as an open concept without any doors to close off spaces. What do you think, are you a fan of the black and white interiors? Love converted barn homes? Have a look at some others featured here on 1 Kindesign with, Four Barns weekend retreat in the rolling hills of Hudson Valley and Reclaimed post and beam barn transformed to family retreat in Idaho.
This fabulous mid century modern property was given a complete overhaul by architect Jon Barrick along with Dynan Construction Management, located on Venice Island, Florida. Originally built in 1959, the owners had owned this home for ten years as a vacation retreat from their life in Minneapolis. After retiring and moving in permanently, they felt that their kitchen was too cramped, the bedrooms too small and the outdoor space was not very usable. The homeowners have a love affair with mid-century modern, so they wanted to preserve as much of the architecture as possible, while adapting to their lifestyle needs. The rooflines were kept in tact, the terrazzo flooring was preserved and anodized aluminum frames were used for the windows. The design team created a seamless addition to the main living spaces, bedrooms were given en-suite bathrooms for guests and a screened-in porch was added to the back of the home. Cross ventilation was given careful consideration to take advantage of the ocean breezes through appropriately place windows. Indoor-outdoor living was of the outmost importance to take advantage of the Florida lifestyle.
The side yard was used to add the extension, with existing interior walls demolished so that the new kitchen could open up to the living and dining spaces. The open plan kitchen space then became the social center of the home, thus a great space for entertaining guests. The existing slope of the roof was preserved by sloping the ceiling in the kitchen to the outside perimeter. A large picture window was installed in the just above the kitchen counter to counteract the low ceiling and infuse the space with light. The kitchen cabinets are comprised of rift-cut, white oak slab in a horizontal grain with the upper cabinets designed with white glass and aluminum framing, creating a beautiful contrast with the wood. Silestone countertops and a waterfall island detail completes the look, creating a real showstopper. The kitchen is connected to the outdoors with sliding glass panels that folds into the wall, blurring the borders of indoors and out. We love your feedback here on 1 Kindesign, what do you think of this fabulous transformation? Do you love mid-century design?
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There are three outdoor bathrooms in the home, the master bathroom features an outdoor shower which the homeowners take advantage of using on a daily basis. This space was carefully renovated, offering a a beautifully tiled deep soaking tub by Kohler. Since there was limited space, only one sink was selected so that there would be enough counter space.
Photos: Raif Fluker
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