At the end of this month, we’ll be launching our 50th issue of est magazine. We’re honouring 50 of the most iconic homes to be featured in our digital magazine to celebrate this milestone. We’ve already revisited issues 20-29, followed by issues 30-39, which leaves us with issues 40-49, where 23 homes left a lasting impact. From a minimalist Belgian retreat in issue 40 to a Melbourne riverside home in issue 49, these homes have stood the test of time.
27. Knokke House by Nathalie Deboel
Belgian interior designer Nathalie Deboel was the cover star of issue 40 with her ‘Knokke House’, which featured a minimalist kitchen dressed in warm, coastal-inspired materials.
In issue 40, we curated 40 kitchens that defined a decade of design, including Belgian architect Vincent Van Duysen’s farmhouse-inspired ‘BS Residence’ kitchen in Zwevegem, Belgium.
Photography by Juan Rodriguez
29. My Space | Richard Christiansen
Australia-born, LA-based Flamingo Estate founder Richard Christiansen let est inside his eclectic, globally-inspired home in issue 41, which he designed in collaboration with French architects Studio KO.
Another iconic Cotswolds home – an updated 19th-century cottage belonging to architect Richard Found, enveloped by woodlands and a lake – appeared in issue 43, which we’ve also captured as part of our ‘Where Architects Live’ film series.
Also featured in issue 44 inside our ‘Kitchen Compendium’ round up was French architect Joseph Dirand’s elegant Parisian apartment, defined by robust materials and organic forms.
38. Madison Desert Club by Kovac Design Studio
In issue 44, ‘Madison Desert Club’ in La Quinta, California, crafted by North American architects Kovac Design Studio, stood out with its distinctive aluminium foam canopy and Palm Springs-inspired interiors, solidifying its place among our 50 iconic homes.
39. Villa Peduzzi by Andrea Meirana Architects and Studio Daminato
This breathtaking Art Nouveau estate overlooking Italy’s famous Lake Como, designed by English and Italian practice Andrea Meirana Architects and Singaporean interior designers Studio Daminato, appeared in ‘The Detail’ pages of issue 44, with a full home tour on estliving.com.
From Melbourne to Palm Springs, the French Riviera and Brussels, issue 45 was a true showcase of global design, with Australian interior designer Tania Handelsmann’s Regency-style Sydney terrace house adding to the esteemed lineup.
45. Son Serra by BonVivant Concept
A serene Mallorcan home graced the cover of issue 46 – our most-read issue to date – where Spanish design studio BonVivant Concept took a romantic yet contemporary approach, reflecting the region’s history and traditions.
Australian interior design practice Flack Studio showcased their expertise in mixing and matching bold materials in issue 46 with a home in Melbourne’s Elwood, as seen in ‘Bathroom Blueprint’.
47. Pacific House by Alexander &CO.
Also making an appearance in Issue 46’s ‘Bathroom Blueprint’ feature was Australian design studio Alexander &CO’s ‘Pacific House’ in Sydney – one of the most-read home features on estliving.com in 2022.
50. River House by Susi Leeton Architects + Interiors
We’re concluding our 50 Iconic Homes wrap-up with a full-circle moment: our issue 49 cover home, ‘River House’ by Australian practice Susi Leeton Architects + Interiors was also featured in the very first issue of est magazine. The architect was asked to return to the home for a second incarnation to maximise its connection to the landscape and its owners.