We love exploring the private spheres of creatives and seeing how they live, so when we find a great space, we share it with you. Here, we’ve rounded up our favourites from across the web – the houses we wish we’d visited ourselves…
Max Lamb’s ‘simple’ London home
Photographer Nick Ballon took a look around furniture designer Max Lamb’s London live/work space for The New York Times. Spot his own designs between his collection of midcentury pieces, which dot the interiors of his converted warehouse home. The bathroom – of course – comes lined with Marmoreal marble, designed by Lamb for material brand Dzek.
Perfumier Francis Kurkdjian’s Paris apartment
Belgian duo Bart Kiggen and Magali Elali stopped by the Parisian abode of celebrated perfumer Francis Kurkdjian’s for coffee and a chat. He designed fragrances for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier and Burberry, before going solo and making his eponymous scents. ‘You can compare [the process of creating scents] to music,’ he says. ‘You don’t listen to notes or instruments: you listen to the music in its entirety.’ Coffee Klatch has more.
A modern countryside home in Patagonia
This Argentine dwelling is the handiwork of Buenos Aires-based firm Remy Arquitectos. Casa Rampa is a rectangular volume made from concrete, stone and Lapacho wood. It sits next to a woodland, overlooking the Limay River, and the design definitely makes the most of the surroundings. Floor-to-ceiling windows frame views of the surrounding Patagonian countryside, while other features include a 13-ft-tall Lapacho front door. Take a look inside via The Contemporist.
What a real estate developer’s own home looks like
‘The pursuit of perfection is something I believe in wholeheartedly. I don’t preach it. I live the same way I develop,’ says American realtor-turned-art-collector-and-developer Michael Shvo. He’s currently turning the Crown Building on New York’s 57th Street and Fifth Avenue into apartments and a hotel, after completing a 30-storey residential tower in SoHo designed by Renzo Piano. Shvo shows WSJ around his family home in Water Mill, NY which houses his vast collection of modern art, including pieces by Jenny Holzer.
A sommelier’s 1960s family home in Melbourne
Architect David Godsell designed this property in the Beaumaris suburb of Melbourne in 1960 as his own family home. ‘We’re really trying to keep the house true to the original David Godsell design, so we have avoided any structural changes,’ says its current owner Carly Skinner. She shares the property with her husband Matt, a sommelier and food writer, and their two children. Built using brick, glass and Californian redwood, the house is designed over various level on a sloping site, surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. Take a tour via The Design Files.