Ok confession time...i have started looking at houses again (damn you Domain.com).. there is one beauty that has come on the market in Vaucluse and it happens to be my favourite form of architectural style ...yes for some reason the bones of the home just speak to me but unfortunately the asking price has had the opposite affect on my husband (he is not speaking to me!;) the home in question is Spanish Mission Style - yes there is something about those sugar twisted columns, arched doorways and expansive terraces that cries endless summer - and the obligatory placed Palm trees aren't bad either ( i am a sucker for a Palm).

Hollywood stars during the 1920's were favouring this glamorous and romantic style - Australian architects Professor Leslie Wilkinson and F. Glynn Gilling took notice and started designing homes and apartment buildings mainly in Sydney as the semi tropical climate was conducive to the open and airy architectural style.

You know when you start coveting something you start seeing it over and over...and this time it was a Spanish Mission beauty in Chinaman's beach which was recently renovated by the Demi God (in my eyes anyway) Ian Halliday of BKH www.BKH.com.au featured in this months amazing issue of Belle Magazine (i would provide a URL but there is no website - seriously what's the deal!?)

Hopefully there are some readers out there that share my passion for this style - and can you believe most of these homes are not listed! (a travesty!)

The recently renovated BKH home in this month's Belle (apologies for the bad quality of the image - had to take the photo of the magazine page!)

 

The Vaucluse home on the market that i am coveting - yes in my dreams i would of course paint it white

And yes the home comes with manicured gardens and flat lawn

The foyer of the Vaucluse home - yes complete with arched winding staircase, soaring ceilings, arched doorways and of course a fireplace! I would be replacing that Persian rug with a massive Moroccan Berber;)

OMG - these columns could definitely soak up the afternoon sun here whilst sipping on my English breakfast tea OR G & T;) and look at that massive frangipani tree..ok its official i am breathless!

And did i mention the home also has a view..yes of Sydney harbour

There also happens to be a Spanish Mission style home on the market in Palm Beach as well

Yes there are THOSE arches again - looking through to Pittwater

Palmy - could definitely get my hands on this living room - oh the possibilities;)

 

Style wise i would definitely look to Interior Designer Sarah Davison's Spanish style Tamarama apartment - love how she makes the space contemporary whilst highlighting the spanish elements of the apartment (this white diamond chair is on my must have furniture list)

 

Love this Chinoiserie style bamboo screen (apparently picked up from a Flee market in LA) the round hanging mirror over the bamboo side table is perfection

 

Another divine round mirror - love these blue ikat cushions against the pristine white couch

 looove a built in concrete day bed - recognise these hand cut moroccan tiles? yes same tiles that we used in our Paddo bathrooms;)

 

Sarah Davison also used them in her bathroom - love them that she has used them on the walls as well - might steal this idea for our Palmy bathroom that is over due for a renno!

 

Sarah's divine black and white kitchen is perfection in this apartment - i have a feeling the Vaucluse home might need a new kitchen (back in the 20's they weren't really styling it in terms of their kitchens and bathrooms - think brown and green tiles and lots of them!)

 

Couldn't resist including this fruit bowl - just spells Sydney Summer like these houses do!

 

The grandest example of Spanish Mission style architecture is 'Boomerang' the Elizabeth Bay waterfront home designed in 1926 by English architect Neville Hampson for wealthy music publisher Frank Albert. Trucking magnate Lindsay Fox purchased the property in 2005 for $21 million

 

Another landmark Spanish Mission building is the Del Rio apartment building also in Elizabeth Bay - designed by J Spencer Stensfield

 

Del Rio grounds at Elizabeth Bay - allegedly there are only 6 apartments in the waterfront block - complete with mosaic tiled pool;)

 

Another gem in Bellevue Hill designed by Ernest A. Scott 'Aston Gardens'

A Leslie Wilkinson classic in Double Bay that our Paddo architect Luigi Rosselli added a sympathetic renovation to

Luigi is a genius in creating liveable, light infused spaces that respect the original bones of a home - the sympathetic addition to the Leslie Wilkinson home

Luigi added an amazing pool and terrace to the Double Bay home

 

Lastly there is the beautiful Villa D'Este in Woollahra designed by F Glynn Gilling which i have featured on Paddo to Palmy before (owned by photographer Jeannette Lloyd Jones)

 

Soaking up the sun on the terrace of Vill D'Este

 

 

 

 

Ok confession time...i have started looking at houses again (damn you Domain.com).. there is one beauty that has come on the market in Vaucluse and it happens to be my favourite form of architectural style ...yes for some reason the bones of the home just speak to me but unfortunately the asking price has had the opposite affect on my husband (he is not speaking to me!;) the home in question is Spanish Mission Style - yes there is something about those sugar twisted columns, arched doorways and expansive terraces that cries endless summer - and the obligatory placed Palm trees aren't bad either ( i am a sucker for a Palm).

Hollywood stars during the 1920's were favouring this glamorous and romantic style - Australian architects Professor Leslie Wilkinson and F. Glynn Gilling took notice and started designing homes and apartment buildings mainly in Sydney as the semi tropical climate was conducive to the open and airy architectural style.

You know when you start coveting something you start seeing it over and over...and this time it was a Spanish Mission beauty in Chinaman's beach which was recently renovated by the Demi God (in my eyes anyway) Ian Halliday of BKH www.BKH.com.au featured in this months amazing issue of Belle Magazine (i would provide a URL but there is no website - seriously what's the deal!?)

Hopefully there are some readers out there that share my passion for this style - and can you believe most of these homes are not listed! (a travesty!)

The recently renovated BKH home in this month's Belle (apologies for the bad quality of the image - had to take the photo of the magazine page!)

 

The Vaucluse home on the market that i am coveting - yes in my dreams i would of course paint it white

And yes the home comes with manicured gardens and flat lawn

The foyer of the Vaucluse home - yes complete with arched winding staircase, soaring ceilings, arched doorways and of course a fireplace! I would be replacing that Persian rug with a massive Moroccan Berber;)

OMG - these columns could definitely soak up the afternoon sun here whilst sipping on my English breakfast tea OR G & T;) and look at that massive frangipani tree..ok its official i am breathless!

And did i mention the home also has a view..yes of Sydney harbour

There also happens to be a Spanish Mission style home on the market in Palm Beach as well

Yes there are THOSE arches again - looking through to Pittwater

Palmy - could definitely get my hands on this living room - oh the possibilities;)

 

Style wise i would definitely look to Interior Designer Sarah Davison's Spanish style Tamarama apartment - love how she makes the space contemporary whilst highlighting the spanish elements of the apartment (this white diamond chair is on my must have furniture list)

 

Love this Chinoiserie style bamboo screen (apparently picked up from a Flee market in LA) the round hanging mirror over the bamboo side table is perfection

 

Another divine round mirror - love these blue ikat cushions against the pristine white couch

 looove a built in concrete day bed - recognise these hand cut moroccan tiles? yes same tiles that we used in our Paddo bathrooms;)

 

Sarah Davison also used them in her bathroom - love them that she has used them on the walls as well - might steal this idea for our Palmy bathroom that is over due for a renno!

 

Sarah's divine black and white kitchen is perfection in this apartment - i have a feeling the Vaucluse home might need a new kitchen (back in the 20's they weren't really styling it in terms of their kitchens and bathrooms - think brown and green tiles and lots of them!)

 

Couldn't resist including this fruit bowl - just spells Sydney Summer like these houses do!

 

The grandest example of Spanish Mission style architecture is 'Boomerang' the Elizabeth Bay waterfront home designed in 1926 by English architect Neville Hampson for wealthy music publisher Frank Albert. Trucking magnate Lindsay Fox purchased the property in 2005 for $21 million

 

Another landmark Spanish Mission building is the Del Rio apartment building also in Elizabeth Bay - designed by J Spencer Stensfield

 

Del Rio grounds at Elizabeth Bay - allegedly there are only 6 apartments in the waterfront block - complete with mosaic tiled pool;)

 

Another gem in Bellevue Hill designed by Ernest A. Scott 'Aston Gardens'

A Leslie Wilkinson classic in Double Bay that our Paddo architect Luigi Rosselli added a sympathetic renovation to

Luigi is a genius in creating liveable, light infused spaces that respect the original bones of a home - the sympathetic addition to the Leslie Wilkinson home

Luigi added an amazing pool and terrace to the Double Bay home

 

Lastly there is the beautiful Villa D'Este in Woollahra designed by F Glynn Gilling which i have featured on Paddo to Palmy before (owned by photographer Jeannette Lloyd Jones)

 

Soaking up the sun on the terrace of Vill D'Este