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Australian Angophora House

The Angophora House was designed by Richard Cole Architecture, and it located on the lower North Shore of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

I love the lines of this house:  the curves, the expansive windows.  And the contrast between the white and the wood and the concrete.

But, honestly, my favorite spot is the bathroom, with the rustic rock wall curved over the sleek, modern tub.

What’s yours?

Check it out at HomeDSGN.

Granite Bathtub

granite bathtub

When it comes to freestanding tubs, there are many options, but they’re mostly porcelain or acrylic.

But a granite bathtub?  That’s much more rare!

There are a few here and there, but this one from Stone Forest really caught my eye.

Carved from green-gray granite, it’s the epitome of natural beauty.

Check out the stats at Interior Design.

Nontraditional Fireplaces

Now that Fall is here, our minds are on warm cups of cocoa, the scent of pumpkin spice, and the glow of a blazing fireplace.

Well, there probably won’t be too many blazing fires roaring within Florida homes as early as October, but it’s still on our minds.

In the spirit of the season, here are some amazing, and a little out-of-the-ordinary, fireplaces:

stone fireplace with slate hearth

photo: Chris Belanger

tile fireplace in bathroom over tub

photo: Steve Rasnick, Designer

Check out more nontraditional fireplaces, made from materials ranging from steel to “chalkboard” slate, at Houselogic’s “Fireplace Pictures That’ll Warm Your Heart.”

Inside the Home of Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady

While scrolling through the photos of the home of Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, I have to admit that I wasn’t overly excited about the fully-equipped, custom gym or even the sprawling, marble-filled master closet, nice as they were… but the kitchen?

Now there’s a room I could get lost in.

The brick, barrel vault ceiling… the massive, white farmhouse sink sunk into the custom cabinetry… the rustic look to the wood of the island… the simple elegance of the glass bowl chandeliers… the wide, wood plank floors… the Wolf range…

Oh… I could cook here all day.

And spend many happy hours lounging on the loggia, or meditatively staring into the koi pond.

Check out these photos from Architectural Digest:

Home Exterior with Koi Pond Moat

Kitchen with Rustic Elegance

Loggia with Beam Ceiling and Limestone Fireplace

Check out the slideshow at Architectural Digest.  And read the article:  Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady’s Los Angeles Home.