All posts filed under: General

Eichler homes of America

In the early chapters of Steve Jobs’ autobiography, writer Walter Isaacson details how the Apple cofounder’s upbringing and sense of aesthetic style was profoundly influenced by growing up in an architecturally designed home. And Steve Wozniak grew up in an Eichler home in California – […]

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Post WW2 and the Small Homes Service

Australia’s home interiors and Women’s magazines, alongside architects and department stores kicked of the post war building boom with a desire to create something new, and in particular: to respond to our unique landscape and light. With many previous homes built in the image of […]

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Instagram migration

Looking through the vault during lockdown, I was asked by others why they could no longer see my house posts on IG? Oh no! During Covid I’d switched to private settings because I got hacked, and then once getting my account back.. I kept getting […]

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Sydney House – Beach

Settling in.. Sydney House has moved. Yes that’s right! How could we do it after pouring so much of ourselves into the wonderful house shown on this blog? It wasn’t easy. But like many families, Covid made us reassess our personal priorities – how we […]

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Sydney House is on the move

Watch this space. Covid19 has inspired some big changes – and we’ve moved in search of sunshine, coastline, community and simplicity. Of course, the search for simplicity often involves complexity— such is the Sydney real estate market! Our kids are older, the way we spend […]

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A 2020 modern house #6

Our spaces came to the rescue during Covid19. I would never say “stuck” at home. Stuck only because of international rules, local restrictions, and new safety protocols. It’s been stressful on the work and school front because suddenly our lives have stopped, uncertainty is everywhere […]

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A 2020 modern house #5

Lovely modern houses sometimes come with ample room, but among the early builds, many were extremely modest or even basic. Room sizes were tight, and many were designed to fit with the carpet available. For example, Axminster carpet was in use before Broadloom. You’ll find […]

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A 2020 modern house #4

Beautiful Oregon beams are a notable feature of P&S and many other modernist homes from the Sydney School period, to post-and-beam styles across the world… most notably in Japan, on the US Pacific West Coast, across the land to New Canaan and back to Palm […]

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A 2020 modern house #3

Every light and switch was replaced! Amazingly simple but effective, along side a complete rewiring of 50+ year old cables and wires. Loving our original Lowline as we have, lighting was dim at the best of times. The groovy recessed pendants just didn’t emit much […]

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A 2020 modern house #2

Our lovely doors are restored, with an exacting match to the original green of the house, it still plays with the eucalyptus trees outside, and softens the mood when moving from the quiet zones of the bedrooms to the active zones of living,dining, kitchen and […]

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A 2020 modern house #1

When we first embarked on this, we thought we might need to jazz up the old sections of the house with paint and carpet, and address the tight-previous kitchen space…among other things! We’d never imagined that the journey would take us to a complete refit […]

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