The Bismarck House is the younger sibling of a pair of semi-detached dwellings in Bondi developed by the partners of Robert Plumb Build, Bill Clifton and Will Dangar. The brief was to provide a flexible house that could be used for holiday rental or as a future city house if the clients moved out of Sydney. The house was also to be experimental and original in nature, showcasing Robert Plumb Projects’ building capacity, while also prioritising the garden, to be designed by Will’s landscape company DBS, as an integral part of the house. Continue reading on ABA’s website here.
Sydney Ocean View. A Contemporary Hotels home…
Situated on the clifftops of Dover Heights’ this ocean-facing property puts nature on a pedestal and caters to all of the senses. With stunning architectural design by Walter Barda, the home captures the essence of the location with stunning ocean views, the beautiful sea breeze and radiant morning sunlight.
Polished dark hardwood floors are offset by sleek white furnishings with waves of neutral colour, combining the finest in nature and luxury. The contemporary Australian motif is completed with artwork by the late artist Brett Whiteley, whose intricate surrealism was influenced by his mentor Francis Bacon.
Learn more about this property on Contemporary Hotels.
A LUXURY SPANISH STYLE HOME WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS
Nestled on 120 acres on top of Picadilly Hill, The Range is a property encompassing all elements of natural living. An escape from the hustle of Byron Bay town – but all the luxuries within arm’s reach. Drawing on elements from Spain and European Summer memories, The Range is a home, venue, destination and hub for those looking to immerse themselves in the richness that is beautiful architecture and natural surrounds, with a conscience for the environment.
The Range acreage includes a collection three estate buildings consisting of The Range Homestead, The Cabin Inn and our favourite space, The Barn Studio. With its European influence, The Range is the perfect place to stay, giving you that European feel without having to travel too far.
The Range Byron Bay
THE BARN STUDIO
Themed around a converted tractor shed lined with spotted gum timber, The Barn Studio is slick and architectural with expansive hinterland views. Click here for more details.
Globe-trotting Designer Michelle Nussbaumer’s
Bohemian Luxe Getaway in San Miguel
Globe-trotting and super stylish Dallas designer Michelle Nussbaumer likes to go big and exotic. So it was no surprise to us that when Michelle and her husband, Bernard Nussbaumer (movie producer and cofounder of Texas’s Buda Juice beverage bars), found a dated building to do up as their holiday home in San Miguel de Allende, that the end result was only going to be as visually captivating as her Dallas home – dramatically furnished, with a mix of global treasures.
Nothing Michelle Nussbaumer had seen in the romantic Spanish Colonial city of San Miguel was pleasing her eye. She was after something ‘unusual’ so one afternoon when Nussbaumer spotted a dilapidated wall and decided to climb over it, she knew when she saw the stunning U-shaped building dating back to 16th century that it was absolutely perfect. With the help of friends, she tracked down the owner and bought the home on a handshake (which is apparently very uncommon in Mexico). Thus the name that she and her husband chose for their new home away from home: Hacienda Buena Fe, the House of Good Faith.
Not surprisingly, the interiors are anything but minimal with the home giving off an authentic, Mexican vibe, exactly what Michelle desired. Many of the details bear witness to her inspiringly collector approach to design, architecture, and landscapes and perfectly compliment the inspirational and vibrant city of San Miguel. Click here to view the entire house tour on Architectural Digest and to read the full editorial.
SHOP THE LOOK BELOW
RECREATE THIS BOHEMIAN-LUXE LOOK BELOW…
A coastal, boho-luxe home in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs
Kylie Hinds of not heidi was one of the first profiles we ever featured on The Rhapsody. From the exquisite antique Indian doors and sandstone foundations at street level to the elegant, understated white façade above, there was something about Kylie Hinds’ home that made you desperate to step inside for a good old-fashioned sticky beak.
Here, you will see how her gorgeous beachside home has evolved over the years, as featured in this months Inside Out magazine.
If you are looking to recreate her stunning coastal, boho-luxe look… Kylie is obsessed with Moroccan and Turkish rugs and is always stalking stores – Maison & Maison, Azul Bereber, Kaya Kilims, and Marr-Kett. Perfect for a subtle colour hit in an all-white house.
Publication: Inside Out Magazine | Styling: Hande Renshaw | Photography: Maree Homer.