The Contemporary Side of a Victorian House Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows

Lovely Armandale House The Contemporary Side of a Victorian House Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Share on Facebook Tweet Comment

Armandale House is a residential project defined by Jackson Clements Burrows in one of Melbourne’s suburbs, in Australia. The existing Victorian house was renewed, in order to obtain a more contemporary look. More spacious than before and equipped with an upper level extension, the Armandale House exhales elegance and sophistication. “The scope of work included a complete refurbishment of the existing Victorian House and a new upper level extension separated into two private zones for parents and children.”  Basically, the main floor is reserved to social interaction, while the upper floor accommodates the more private areas.  Swimming Pool And Terrace The Contemporary Side of a Victorian House Designed by Jackson Clements Burrows Share on Facebook Tweet Comment

“The house features high ceilings, floor to ceiling glass windows, pool, separate self-contained accommodation/gym and sits on a 2,032m2 (21,872 sq ft) lot.”  The open space living room is connected to the green courtyard, allowing natural ventilation. The interior showcases bold Victorian features, creating an exquisite atmosphere: the office suggests sobriety, being adorned with contemporary artwork and fine leathers. The exquisite fusion of classic and modern gives birth to a beautiful new living space. The house is currently for sale.

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Original Post: http://freshome.com/2013/05/14/the-contemporary-side-of-the-armandale-house-designed-by-jackson-clements-burrows/

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Waterfront Residence Envisioned As a Romantic and Relaxing Settlement

Lake House Waterfront Residence Envisioned As a Romantic and Relaxing Settlement

The McClellan Architects studio has envisioned the Lake House 2 as an uncluttered temple of relaxation and well-being. The construction was pretty challenging, due to the tricky landscape (very steep). The view is absolutely breathtaking – this actually made the architects realise the advantage of such an environment and as a consequence, they created a series of patios and spaces, that focus more on establishing a connection with nature. The inhabitants can enjoy stunning sunsets nearby the water. “The home is conceived as a single living environment expressing the seeming dichotomy between interior and exterior living spaces pivoting around the central kitchen and hearth.  Rather than “bring the outside in,” Lake House brings the inside out.”

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The Lake House 2 is surrounded by a maze of greenery, attracting positive energy and giving you the feeling that this is the perfect spot to settle down, because the environment is so healthy and inspiring! The site is also very romantic and the courtyard, located right above the water, offers spectacular views, especially at dusk. The interior is luminous and very chic, sprinkled with many natural elements of décor (such as cladding stones and wooden finishings).

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Original Post: http://freshome.com/2013/03/05/waterfront-residence-envisioned-as-a-romantic-and-relaxing-settlement/

Exquisite British Tradition Meets Contemporary Chic Notes of Design

British Home Exquisite British Tradition Meets Contemporary Chic Notes of Design

When the idyllic scenery and the tradition of Britain’s architectural countryside heritage come together, the result is spectacular. Contemporary times meet the Victorian Age, creating a perfect commitment between old and new. The Radcliff House is one of the finest luxury homes ever seen in Oxford, built and designed entirely by Millegate Homes, an award-winning housebuilding company. The excellent British prestige is captured inside the walls of this georgeous residence accommodating five bedroom suits, an opened space living room, a kitchen and dining area, a games room and a study room. Spreading on three levels the house is a mix of sophisticated glossy surfaces and classic furnishing. Patterns and elegant prints cover the walls and the sofas, invoking that particular classy sprinkle of royal treatment.

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Minimalism is not an option. The house has been designed for individuals who admire opulence and apreciate the classic value of luxury, with its overflowing grace towards details. Wood, curtains, patterns, chandeliers, velvet – an abundance of elements that meet up for “party”, embrace everything in timeless elegance. The boldness of gold and silver shadings interrupt the palette of neutral colours. Undoubtedly, the quality of materials is exceptional. Every element of décor is a lesson about style. The house facilitates access to a swimming pool and a summer house. The site is beautiful and tranquil, a perfect spot to start exploring the authentic elements of England’s countryside.

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Original Post: http://freshome.com/2012/10/17/exquisite-british-tradition-meets-contemporary-chic-notes-of-design/

Villa Sorriso: Robin Williams’ Napa Valley Vineyard Estate

by hookedonhouses on August 31, 2012

Robin Williams has come a long way from Ork, the alien planet he hailed from on the late ’70s sitcom Mork & Mindy (I loved that show as a kid–nanu nanu!). This is his 600-acre estate known as Villa Sorriso, “which spills over the Mayacama Mountains between Napa and Sonoma Valleys.” It’s reportedly on the market for $35 million–take a look!

At nearly 20,000 square feet, the house has plenty of room for guests. Heck, you probably won’t even know they’re there!

According to the listing, there are 5 suites, a library, a theater, an elevator, cellars for art and wine, and a bridge gallery and viewing tower overlooking the valley.

I like that the kitchen is kind of unpretentious. Not like some celebrity kitchens that look like they’re only for show.

I could imagine hanging out in here, though, and actually cooking in it. Those views from the windows don’t hurt.

Interesting to see all the built-in displays in this hallway:

I was kind of surprised by all the blue carpet.

The listing says: “Olives and world class Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are established. Rare end of road privacy, adjoins thousands of acres of protected open space. This fabulous expanse is beautifully cared for by an onsite manager. Accessible within 80 minutes of the Golden Gate Bridge.” Sounds good to me!

For more photos and information about the estate, visit the Sotheby’s listing. It’s totally worth watching the slide show just for the gorgeous photos of the vineyard and property surrounding the house.

It may not be as grand, but my favorite Robin Williams house will always be this one…

Original Post: http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/31/villa-sorriso-robin-williams-napa-valley-vineyard-estate/

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A Jaw-Dropping Mountain Retreat in North Carolina

by hookedonhouses on August 6, 2012

Wow. Sagee Manor is a gorgeous mountain retreat in Highlands, North Carolina, where no detail has been overlooked and no expense spared. It sits on “48 pristine acres of woodland, comprising its own mountain, with extraordinary 360-degree vistas.” You don’t see properties like this every day, that’s for sure.

It’s on the market for $17.9 million, so take a look!

 

They’re selling the property with 22 acres but say more are “negotiable.” The slate roof has “graduated thicknesses with five colors from four states.”

The house was designed by renowned architect Keith Summerour. Interiors were done by Nashville-based designer Mark Simmons.

Dining Room:

The Butler’s Pantry:

The Kitchen:

Even though the kitchen is grand, it looks warm and welcoming to me. I especially love the fireplace:

There are 7 bedrooms, 8 baths, and a sleeping porch in the main house.

The house has 10 wood-burning fireplaces, including this one in the sitting room off the master suite:

There’s an oval croquet court, surrounded by boxwood hedge, and 13 formal gardens designed by the famed English designer Rosemary Verey. (Did I already say “Wow”?)

I would happily settle for the charming guest house on the property:

The wood-paneled entry looks like something out of a classic old movie.

What a sweet guest room:

Want it? For more photos and information, visit the Sagee Manor website. There’s a referral fee for anyone who sends them a buyer, so if you know anyone with about $18 million lying around…

Original Post: http://hookedonhouses.net/2012/08/06/a-jaw-dropping-mountain-retreat-in-north-carolina/

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The Emmeline Gabrielle Farmhouse & More New-Old Houses in New England

by hookedonhouses on July 3, 2012

One of my favorite kinds of houses are the new-old ones. You know, the ones that are built for today’s families but look like they’ve been a part of the community for decades (or centuries). I’m always excited to come across a builder who specializes in houses like that, and was nearly giddy when a reader told me about Connor Homes in Vermont.

This house plan is called the Emmeline Gabrielle Farmhouse, and I’m totally charmed by its yellow siding, shutters, and wraparound porch. Take a look!

The Connor Homes website says the house was “designed to evoke the Federal era in its styling and proportions, but may be called a New England farmhouse due to the wrap around porches. New England farmhouses were often less ornamented than their in-town neighbors, but still contained stylistic elements such as decorated entries and rooflines with crown moulding.”

The unique thing about their houses? Each plan comes in kit form:

“For years the residential building community has recognized the efficiencies of offsite building technology, but those efficiencies often came at a sacrifice for the kind of quality usually reserved for the onsite custom builder.

“As a former onsite custom builder, Connor Homes has developed a manufacturing expertise that produces the high end architectural designs of our architectural design team, culminating in a home package that heretofore was thought unavailable or unaffordable.”

The kits make it possible to ship the parts for the house for on-site construction.

They point out on their website that there’s a long history of kit houses in this country: “House components were pre-cut and shipped from England to the American Colonies in the seventeenth century.”

A few more of the Connor Homes house plans that caught my eye…

THE AUGUSTINE PARKER HOUSE II

This plan is in more of a Greek Revival style.

THE CALEB NICKERSON HOUSE

This Cape-style house was designed so that the garage is kind of wrapped around behind so you can’t see it from the front:

THE CHARLOTTE PRINDLE HOUSE

This Greek Revival-style farmhouse in Vermont was adapted to fit the owners’ desire to have an attached barn.

THE ELIZABETH BURGESS HOUSE

This house features “early 12 over 12 windows, low wall height, and a steep roofline to shed snow, all characteristics of a historic Cape reproduction.”

The center chimney is another feature of the early Colonial style because it was originally used to both cook the food and heat the house.

These homeowners filled their Cape with period furnishings.

THE REBECCA LELAND FARMHOUSE

This traditional farmhouse uses “both passive and solar energy and super insulation from foundation to attic to receive a Whole House Energy Rating.”

It’s amazing to think houses like these came in kits:

“In addition to pre-cutting some components, we also preassemble sections of wall that can easily be erected on site. We also cut and preassemble many of the important architectural elements such as entrances, cornices, returns, rake overhangs, etc., so that there will be no chance that these all-important elements will be misinterpreted or incorrectly applied at the job site.”

I would love to build one of these someday. They also have plans for things like barns and carriage houses:

Do you have a favorite? Visit Connor Homes to see more of their house plans and photos by Jim Westphalen (check out his site, too, to see his portfolio of house photos–gorgeous!).

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Giuliana & Bill Rancic’s 1940s Charmer Hits the Market

by hookedonhouses on June 26, 2012

The Style Network reality show Giuliana & Bill has followed the newlyweds through their various moves over the years, including their most recent one to a charming white house they’ve been leasing in Brentwood. I was totally smitten with it on their show and searched for photos of it online to no avail.

So imagine my excitement when I heard that they’re building a new house and this one is on the market. You know what that means–we get to peek inside! Take a look:

 

The listing says this “recently updated, designer done, 3 bedroom, 3 bath Brentwood traditional home is located on a private cul-de-sac shared by only one other home.”

After I saw the front of the house, and then the staircase, I was sold.

“Chef’s kitchen with top of line appliances, marble counter tops, farmhouse sink, & breakfast nook:”

My husband just walked by and said, “There’s a lot of WHITE in that house.” It could definitely be warmed up a bit!

The bedroom has a brick fireplace that you can’t see in that photo.

Love this covered porch along the back of the house that overlooks the “sparkling saline pool and wonderful canyon and hillside views:”

The couple has been through a lot over the last few years, and it has all played out on their show, from struggling with infertility to fighting breast cancer. They’re now expecting a baby boy via a surrogate.

This has to be one of my favorite Celebrity Houses, even though the decorating isn’t really my style. Can’t wait to see the new one they’re building! Now if I could just track down photos of that fabulous house they renovated during the first season of their show in Chicago…

Asking price is $2.395 million. For more photos and information, check the listing by Hugh Evans of Partners Trust Brentwood and the article on Zillow.

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