Portsea Beach Shack by Pleysier Perkins Architects

Location: Portsea, Mornington Peninsula, Australia Year: 2017 Architects: Pleysier Perkins Architects Builder: Kleev Homes Photography: © Michael Kai A small addition and intricate interior intervention to a classic 1960s beach shack situated only a stone’s throw away from Portsea’s iconic Shelly Beach. This charming four-bedroom cottage had a lot of existing Mid-century Modernist features to work…

Private house, Peckham, London | Al-Jawad Pike Architects

Location: Peckham, London, UK Year: 2018   Architects: Al-Jawad Pike Structural Engineer: Davies Maguire + Whitby Contractor: PSS construction Photography: © Ståle Eriksen The project provides a new two-storey rear extension to this Victorian terraced house in South London. The existing narrow kitchen extension on ground floor was remove and replaced with a new light filled kitchen and dining…

Holroyd Court by Foomann Architects

Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Area: 400 m2 Year: 2017 Architects: Foomann Architects Builder: Quadro Constructions Landscape: Mud-Office Photography: © Willem-Dirk du Toit Photography Styliste: Esme Parker An existing interwar duplex on a sloping site was the foundation of this challenging conversion project. The two units had complex floor plans over three levels, including a detached…

Revello Residence by Shubin Donaldson Architects

Location: Pacific Palisades, California, USA Size: 5,500 sf Year: 2013 Architects: Shubin Donaldson Partners In Charge: Russell Shubin, AIA, LEED AP Robin Donaldson, AIA Contractor: The Quillin Group Photography: © John Ellis An existing nondescript 1980’s hillside home on a spectacular site was transformed with critical concern for the preservation and optimization of panoramic ocean views….

Glen Iris | Pleysier Perkins Architects

Location: Glen Iris, Victoria, Australia Year: 2016 Awards Houses Awards 2017 Alteration & Addition over 200m2 | Shortlisted Architects: Pleysier Perkins Architects Builder: Grand Plan Properties Photography: © Dan Hocking A beautifully crafted extension to a Californian Bungalow for a builder and his family. A robust yet light single storey pavilion with exposed timber rafters, timber…

Laurelhurst MidCentury by mw|works architecture + design

Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Area: 4,800 sq ft Year: 2017 Architects: mw|works architecture + design Interior: Inform Interiors Photography: © Jeremy Bittermann Designed by Ibsen Nelsen in 1961, the layout of this home was very well considered but the character and flow between spaces wasn’t a good fit for the daily patterns of the new owners. High on…

Ranch House by The Archers

Location: Beverly Hills, California, USA Year: 2016 Architects: The Archers A rambling fifties ranch house within a canyon setting was extensively remodeled in the nineteen eighties, with unfortunate results. In lieu of restoration, which seemed implausible, we opted to keep the Beverly Hills ‘ranch’ vernacular but translate it through modernism. We looked to Eero Saarinen’s…

Brae Restaurant Accommodation by Six Degrees Architects

Client: Cape Otway Road Holdings Pty Ltd Location: 4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra, Victoria, Australia Year: 2016 Awards 2018 Eat Drink Design Awards, Best Hotel Design 2016 IDEA Sustainability, Highly Commended Architects: Six Degrees Architects Photography: © Trevor Mein Brae Restaurant and Accommodation were conceived and designed to provide a luxury, sustainable rural experience.  Set amid…

Ranch house renovation in Ojai, California by Bestor Architecture

Location: Ojai, California, US Year: 2015 Architects: Bestor Architecture Photography: © Laure Joliet All images courtesy of Bestor Architecture   Bestor Architecture Bestor Architecture is based in Los Angeles and was founded by Barbara Bestor, FAIA in 1995. Bestor Architecture has designed a number of award-winning projects including headquarters for Beats by Dre and Nasty Gal,…

Truly Open Eichler House by Klopf Architecture

Location: Palo Alto, California, US Year: 2014 Architects: Klopf Architecture Project Team: John Klopf, AIA, Geoff Campen, and Angela Todorova Landscape Architect: Arterra Landscape Architects Structural Engineer: Brian Dotson Consulting Engineers Contractor: Flegels Construction Photography ©2014 Mariko Reed Klopf Architecture, Arterra Landscape Architects, and Flegels Construction updated a classic Eichler open, indoor-outdoor home. Expanding on the…