It's white, clean and minimal -- a minimal design concept providing me the perfect canvas to add my own personal touches time by time. Also, I love the balcony, which gives me a chance to enjoy the view.
I've lived for almost twenty years in a wonderful Modernist apartment designed in 1955 by a well-known Sydney architect, Neville Gruzman, and built by the same builders who did the Sydney Opera House.The building is 90% glass curtain walling and louvers, and although the apartments are small with high ceilings, they seem light and have a psychological sense of clear air and space. The whole flat was done in black and white, which unites the various elements. The bathroom punctures the space, which is reinforced by the use of linear monochrome panels. The weight of 'the cube' provides a foil against the lightness of the structure, which creates an essential whole, set in sharp focus. It is also blessed with fantastic views from every vantage point. I love going home.
My husband and I met in college where we secretly shared a single, twin-bed dorm room for three years. Moving into a studio and upgrading to a ‘full’ bed made us feel like we had all the space in the world! I have enjoyed the creative and organizational challenges of living in a small space, while still making it feel welcoming and comfortable. We love entertaining in our small space because guests always comment on how cozy and relaxing it feels. I love all the natural light we get, the pleasing color palette and all the personalized touches that really make it feel like our own. Plus, our home only takes about an hour to clean from top to bottom! It’s the perfect size for the two of us.
As part of a heritage building, it has the most eccentric charm: a bathroom built over the bed, creaky wooden floors and beautiful architectural details. Also my glorious amassment of local artworks and antique books which have been gifted and collected over the years.
My unit is located in back of a building perched on a hill. I am two floors down from the main entrance, but my lovely picture window still looks out onto a sweeping hillside down to a beautiful lake. The unique situation means there is no apartment below me, despite the fact that there are two lower floors. I share walls with the hillside, hallway, and a ventilation shaft. It's quiet and peaceful, but from my window I can see for miles. As a youngster I was enamored with books like 'Walden' and 'My Side of the Mountain' - I wouldn't have thought I would get so close to those treetop daydreams and still be able to bike all over one of the best metropolitan areas in the country. I'm also so grateful for my cabinet space in the kitchen. I really appreciate the ratio of kitchen to living space; it's in keeping with my priorities (nomnomnom).