The wonderful Chatsworth has been renovated. Its too been a long time since I was there - just a short distance down the road from the cottage my parents once owned. I must make a date to go and visit it again. ... See MoreSee Less
Chatsworth reopens on 24 March after the biggest restoration of the house, garden and park since 1820. An exhibition, Chatsworth Renewed, will highlight its makeover, from rebuilding turrets to conservation of artworks
This is a house we designed some 15 years ago on a clifftop Whitford lifestyle block. It was originally designed with a louvre roof and an outdoor room on the Western end as shown on the render (Computer renders have come a long way since then!). We reduced the visual scale of the house was reduced using oversize glazing and sliders. The walls are a durable bagged brick and the roof is colour coated aluminium. The generous open plan living opens out to a verandah running the full length of the sunny north elevation, and onto lawn and 180 degree views. Wow - what a great place to live.
If I recall correctly it has a floor area in excess of 700m2 and a CV of 7.15 million. It is currently for sale through Whitford Barfoot & Thomson. ... See MoreSee Less
Enjoy these classical paintings by Claude Lorrain from the mid 1600s. Golden light and classical architecture with heroic mythological subjects set in idealised landscapes - predating Monet and Turner by 250 years ... See MoreSee Less
Several years ago we designed a Mediterranean influenced garden and home in Brookby. Its garden has finally matured enough to publish some initial pictures. The walls and garden courtyard were strongly influenced by my visits over the years to The Alhambra in Granada. Italian Pencil Pines and star Jasmine are combined with popular New Zealand native hedging to good effect.
Painting has now started on this french styled ‘mas-chateau’ masonry farmhouse. The Lime-washed solid plastered concrete and Boncote walls will be lovingly aged by an Artist specialising in paint finishes to give an immediate antique and lived in appearance to the whole project. More pictures coming soon as the painting progresses.
This masonry farmhouse is now under construction. Completion is expected in early 2013. It consists of lime-washed solid plastered concrete and has a systematized clay tile roof that is going on at the moment. Multiple roof forms, colours and details have been combined to create a ad-hoc feel and liveliness of a Provencal village in […]
10 March 2010 New Farmhouse for Clevedon It has been a very busy start to the year with a number of new houses and developments being prepared by out office at the moment. Pictured above is a new single level 556m2 farm house proposed for a site in Clevedon. It will consist of painted brickwork, […]