As Editor of Australian Gourmet Traveller and a leader in her field, Anthea Loucas is constantly seeking the best food, travel and design the world has to offer. It comes as no surprise that flooring for her own home was no exception. When Anthea decided to transform her run -down home in Sydney’s Inner East, into an entertainers dream, she enlisted AA Architects.
Located in Balmain in Sydney’s Inner West, the owners of this recently converted terrace teamed up with Darren Woodman of Woodman Architects to create a spectacularly light and airy home. Classic elements of the existing terrace were maintained and a Scandinavian inspired theme was beautifully integrated.
When the owners first came across this century-old house in Mosman on Sydney’s North Shore, the initial attraction was to the original weatherboard cladding, lengthy verandahs and captivating harbour views. The interiors however, needed a big refresh and by enlisting the help of Burley Katon Halliday Architects (BKH), what was once a dark and poorly arranged interior was transformed into this stunning, open and bright vista that would host a young family of five.
Award winning Brisbane firm, Shaun Lockyer Architects (SLa) maintains a real focus on designing “memorable, sustainable and efficient design solutions” that enrich the lives of those who call it home. Easy living is clearly seen throughout this Queensland home – working very closely with Lockyer throughout the entire process, the homeowners wanted to create a space that would embody their lifestyle and daily routine.
This once two-bedroom now four-bedroom Californian bungalow belongs to designer Kim Pryer of Home & General. Located in a sunny north facing position on a corner block of North Bondi, Kim saw the potential to extend whilst maintaining the original footprint of the house.
Approached by clients prior to purchasing this property, C+M Studio were asked whether or not they thought they would be able to transform the outdated, dark, existing rabbit warren apartment into a sophisticated, yet relaxed coastal home, in which they could retire.
Overlooking the ocean in Coogee, this recently renovated home by The Design Commission was given the name Kenzai. Kenzai is Japanese for healthy and strong reflecting the healthy living environment and robust construction of this beautiful house. Shortlisted for a Sustainability Award this year (congratulations TDC!), the client’s love of Japanese design and nature went hand in hand with their commitment to environmentally sustainable design practices.
Café Vue in Melbourne International Airport features the incredibly dark, rich and luxurious Mafi Acacia Vulcano Brushed Natural Oil. Installed over underfloor heating, this commercial installation went through rigorous testing including slip testing, heat testing, thermal resistance testing and stiletto testing (yes, no more nasty stiletto holes!).
The District is a world class dining precinct located at Chatswood Interchange on Sydney’s North Shore. The District houses ten quality dining establishments with exotic food from around the world. Among the offerings is Malaysian Street Food by Petaling Street restaurant. Designed by The Uncarved Block, Petaling Street looks to be something special, especially having been clad in our mafi Domino timber.
This holiday home located in Kiama on the south coast of NSW was originally a 60’s fibro weatherboard clad two bedder. It has since been sensationally transformed by Minosa Design to suit the needs of a family with three daughters and plenty of friends. The client brief involved creating a relaxed and social environment to enjoy not for the occasional visit but for regular and lengthy stays. This meant holiday home comfort and everyday practicality all rolled into one.
Understated luxury meets eco with this cleverly curated space designed by SJB. An inner city oasis, the luscious foliage of the green wall and crisp, minimalist design of The Riley offer a peaceful sanctuary from the urban grit of vibrant Darlinghurst.
A farm lovingly restored from century old photos is the winner of the 2016 Master Builders Sunshine Coast House of the Year Award. A big congratulations to Mosaic Construction on their Two Roads Farm that now consists of a modern rural home as the final stage of an overall plan on 175 acres.
Doorzien, meaning see through in Dutch is the perfect title for this cleverly renewed federation era cottage in Sydney’s Kirribilli. When homeowners Bob and Sharon enlisted BIJL Architects, the brief entailed creating interconnected yet separate living spaces that could be experienced simultaneously. It was to be a residence whereupon crossing the threshold, the past was left behind and a flawless transition to the contemporary was made reality.
When Tanner Kibble Denton Architects (TKDA) took on the renovation and extension of an existing, heritage house located in Mosman on Sydney’s North Shore, they set out to create a spacious and contemporary family home whilst preserving the majestic charm of it’s original structure.
Architect Nicholas Murray never disappoints with his bold use of mafi timber in many of his projects, and the renovation and extension of this traditional brick house in Victoria is no exception. Known for his exciting play on the old and new, this house pushes the boundaries further. The aim of this project was to create “a strong juxtaposition between the old and new components of the building”, explains Murray.
When we first introduced our Douglas Fir to the mafi range we knew there would be some awesome projects on the horizon. To hear so soon after that Douglas Fir would be making an appearance in one of David Flack‘s creative designs was super exciting.
We’ve been waiting patiently to share this one with you! The home of Architect Nicholas Murray in Melbourne is an exciting piece of architecture to say the least. A master of marrying the new and the old, this is the Nick Murray house, for Nick Murray.
Located in Melbourne’s Albert Park, this three bedroom family home designed by Nicholas Murray Architects involved extensive renovations and extensions to an existing Victorian terrace house.
Located in a leafy suburb in the heart of Melbourne, this single dwelling residence is a far stretch from the dilapidated block of flats that once stood in it’s place. The 390m2 plot of land now seems more in touch with the residential character of the neighbourhood.
Allergy Medical in Sydney’s Double Bay is the first clinic of it’s kind in Australia, providing the most advanced and comprehensive allergy care available today. Designed by Hassell Studio, the interiors reflect the quality of service perfectly – a welcoming space that supports improved health and wellbeing through chemical free products.
We’re taking you poolside to one of the most luxurious resorts in Australia, the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort Gold Coast. You can expect nothing less than relaxation at it’s finest here. Superbly positioned on one of Australia’s most talked about beaches, you can step off the sand and into the Sheraton Pearls Bar where a beautiful view and a cocktail awaits you.
You may have already come across this beautiful home belonging to and designed by Simone & Rhys Haag. Affectionately named The Log Cabin, this young family home is perched above the picturesque Dandenong ranges in Melbourne’s quiet suburb of Ringwood.
This beautiful home belonging to and designed by Architect Chris Hing Fay and wife Kia is located in the leafy Brisbane suburb of Teneriffe. We were lucky enough to be given a tour through the interiors which are an eclectic mix of timbers, antique furniture pieces and Scandinavian vintage paintings from the 40’s and 50’s.
Set in the rolling hills of North East Victoria, this home designed by Modscape sits on the outskirts of the early pioneering village of Yackandandah. Nestled comfortably into the side of a hill and following the contour of the land, this long, linear home disturbs the landscape minimally and takes full advantage of the stunning views.
The Sørenga Harbor Pool is an exciting component of a new, outdoor public recreation area in Oslo. The pool is centrally located in Bjørvika, with a view of the main island, looking inland towards the Opera House and city. The recreation area is comprised of a park, a sandy beach, green plains, ramp accessibility and terraces.
A stunning family home was completed on the south coast of the Isle of Wight as part of UK Channel 4’s programme ‘Grand Designs’. Having been inspired by nature, international modernism and the open plan simplicity of the Farnsworth House by Mies van der Rohe, the new build is camouflaging into its natural sorroundings thanks for Kebony decking and cladding.
Located on the island of Kjøita, Kristiansand in Norway, this luxurious terrace stretches over 100m2 at the top of a new multifamily apartment building. Invisible from the street, this hidden gem has been suitably nicknamed "Top Secret Garden". The terrace is divided into different zones with large screen walls to create intimacy, privacy from neighbouring properties – a welcome addition considering the terraces outdoor shower - and shelter from the wind, while efficiently making the most of the surrounding space.
Kebony Clear was selected for use in the construction of The Wharf, a new commercial and residential development in Washington, D.C. along the Potomac River. Opening in October 2017, Kebony was used for more than 100,000 square feet of decking, as well as cladding on certain store fronts and rooftop decks.