Blackstone House

Last weekend it was Openhouse here in London, the most amazing architectural festival that gives free public access to lots of buildings in the capital and around the country. While most of the people generally hit for the iconic buildings in the city center, this year I opted to stay local and I discovered a beautiful gem just around the corner from my house:

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This new build is designed by 6aArchitects  and is nestled tightly into an irregular corner plot in North London and is split into three apartments.

The client – an artist and restaurateur – briefed the architects with a series of her own photographs depicting the stacking of everyday objects. The result is a minimal space, with a very strong character. The materials are rough ready, a perfect combination of wood, exposed concrete, brass and scratched white stucco.

The featured staircase is the fluid that connects the 3 apartments. The top floor apartment is the most beautiful one and has been decorated by the homeowner with an exquisite taste using a mix of old and new pieces.

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Forest Retreat

Hello! Today I am sharing with you this beautiful house located in the Hamptons, NY. Surrounded by the beautiful forest and not far from the ocean, the talented interior designer Amee Allsop designed the refurbish of this old brick and wood shelter from the 80’s.

The complete white look makes it feel very peaceful and relaxing: not a surprise that the owner (a famous Australian food blogger) organizes yoga retreats and workshops  in this beautiful space…book your spot quickly (if you can…) !!!

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