I haven’t posted much since we moved to the house, although that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working my butt off fixing the million little problems we’ve found. But rather than dwell on those issues, here’s a nice surprise I discovered: beautiful 80+ year old oak flooring hiding under the ugly tile. Other than a small patch of linoleum that I have to scrape off, and some paint splatters it should be a breeze to refinish and will look amazing.

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Color of the Week: Warm Gold

Need to inject a little sunshine into a room? Glidden’s Warm Gold from our Canyon Sunrise color palette will liven it right up. In the inspiration photos above, we love it paired with greys and whites (and even that pop of fuchsia!). 

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Edwards Moore. Dolls House. Australia. photos by Fraser Marsden (c) Edwards Moore

A low cost renovation to a tiny workers cottage, dubbed the ‘dolls house’ by neighbours at only 3.5m wide. Retaining the original brick portion of the house and then extending the house to connect with the rear laneway. Two courtyards provide the interior with direct connection to a garden whilst generating a continuous and connected series of living spaces.

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A phenomenal renovation, expansion, and reappropriation of an agricultural property to a new vineyard, hotel, and offices by João Mendes Ribeiro. The project is another in a long lineage of exemplary renovations by the architect, displaying his mastery of detail, material, texture, and spatial planning within the sensitive and restrictive confines of historical sites. 

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Located in the vast Alentejo plains of Portugal, the project included a thorough survey of the existing historic buildings, determining which were damaged beyond repair/of no architectural significance to be demolished, those that were to be kept and renovated, and where to add additional new constructions. The resulting composition is an interesting juxtaposition of ornate, colorful historic structures, coupled with abstract, simplified, almost detail-less monolithic buildings that mimic the scale and typology of the existing stables. This contrast becomes a concept that is clearly delineated and reinforced throughout the project.

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The orientation of the new buildings also creates several courtyards, some which service the hotel with pools or outdoor gardens, others with planters for crops and herbs, and others to accentuate the scale of the property with singular material gestures.

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Existing interiors are stripped to their bare structural elements, and finished in a stark white paint. New additions to the space stand out in contrast against this blank pallet; concrete, wood, and tiled elements float freely, ensure that the expanse of the historic buildings are visible by maintaining views of the entire volume.

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The new buildings maintain a similar interior proportion, but are slightly more minimal in their structural expression to ensure a continual flow between spaces while maintaining a subtle visual separation between old and new.

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A subterranean cellar made of board-form concrete and a sculptural stair creates an inversion of the spaces above, with a dark foreground material punctured by moments of high contrast created by slivers of light.

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The complex is a very simple yet powerful exercise in the delicate balance of historical preservation and modernization. Minimal gestures become extremely significant due to their relationship to the space around them. All photos (C) do mal o menos

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Hello guys! :) So I finally finished my 300 followers gift! Which is Chemy’s resource center renovated into a beautiful modern family home. Here’s the original if you would like it. Click here

I resized the lot, changed wall arrangements, and completely gutted it out. The architect was amazing so I wanted to turn it into a comfy home. Of course full credit goes to Chemy :)

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I did use CC which you can find here:

Victoria Living

Trenton Living

Kaelan Bedroom Set

Shabby Chic Living

Plants, plants, plants

Simply Modern Dinning Room Set

Modern Deco Stuff

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Up now on the gallery now if you’re interested! :)

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