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Light House: Smac Studio’s Modern Twist on Tuscan Charm

FeaturedLight House: Smac Studio’s Modern Twist on Tuscan Charm

Smac Studio transforms a 1980s property into the Light House, an open plan haven in Vaucluse, Sydney. Melding its Tuscan roots with modern elegance, the home features expansive living spaces and natural light. Shona McElroy’s design includes luxurious Arrabescato marble and Venetian plaster, paying homage to the original while adding contemporary flair. This renovation stands as a testament to timeless design, much like a classic black dress paired with pearls.

House of Bees by Extra Medium

House of Bees by Extra Medium

Nestled in the picturesque hills of Vaucluse, France, the House of Bees stands as a testament to the transformative power of thoughtful design. This modern farmhouse, brought to life by the creative minds at Extra Medium, is a harmonious blend of the old and the new.

Once a dilapidated structure weathering away in the forest, the House of Bees has been meticulously restored to its former glory, all while embracing the charm of its rustic origins. The design pays homage to the region’s architectural history, with walls finished in local lime plaster and casework carved from regionally sourced oak. As summer arrives, the house becomes a secluded refuge, nestled in the forest yet never losing sight of the vineyard below.