A unique way to modernize a century old home

I am in complete awe of this project in the Côte-des-Neiges neighbourhood of Montréal. I have decided when I win the lottery I will hire la SHED architecture firm to design my dream house. The massive renovation they designed of this 1916 home and how they maintained and restored some of the original features (the huge … Read more A unique way to modernize a century old home

A modern new-build that embraces its surroundings

In my previous post I mentioned I would want la SHED to design my dream home. They created a dream home here, on a large wooded lot located in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Their goal was to preserve as many trees as possible and I loooooove that they created somewhat of a courtyard for the pool area. … Read more A modern new-build that embraces its surroundings


“… this home shows how one simple curve can not only inspire the architects, but, as importantly, set them on a new path of discovery.” Two self-contained apartments were re-imagined as one three-level home with the sinuous curve of a staircase climbing a monumental void. Arc Side by Melbourne-based design studio Jolson. Photography Lucas Allen … Read more Curvaceous

A transformed Amsterdam canal house

Bringing my loft dreams to life in this dreamy industrial space created by Studio Bakker. In organic succession, Studio Bakker renovated, redesigned and styled this former archive attic in a historic Amsterdam canal house, transforming it into a loft style home consisting of five connected floors under two roofs. An enchanting route leads to an oasis … Read more A transformed Amsterdam canal house

A contemporary family retreat in Texas

Now this is weekend living! This breathtaking glass home was once a bare-bones fish camp on the Llano River in the Texas Hill Country (a 48 acre piece of waterfront land) and eventually this home was built. A striking melange of limestone blocks, charred cedar planks, walls of glass, it’s modern and rustic, casual and tranquil. … Read more A contemporary family retreat in Texas

Perry residence by Claire Zinnecker

When modern and clean lines is warm, functional and totally liveable. Lots of warm woods and white with pastel accents. Attention to detail is impeccable. Perry residence by Claire Zinnecker. Styled by Claire Zinnecker; Photography by Molly Culver Photography; Architecture by Alter Studio; Construction by CleanTag Let’s block ads! (Why?) Credits : desiretoinspire.net

Off the grid and stylish lake house

Today’s second lake house is not only off the grid it’s off the scale for stylish, unplugged living. This weekend getaway is all about natural materials and soft muted tones. If it was mine I’d be living here more than just on weekends. New Buffalo house by Chicago-based Elizabeth Krueger Design. Let’s block ads! (Why?) … Read more Off the grid and stylish lake house