North by Southeast: Stephen O'Connor and Annick Houle's Australian Retreat

Tallowwood paneling appears throughout both the studio and the main house, in­clud­ing its kitchen. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

A daybed by Alvar Aalto lies beneath prints by Isamu Noguchi in a separate home studio on an archi­tect couple’s vacation property. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

Concrete brick forms the fireplace wall in the living area. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

The master bathroom features a porcelain sink. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

Exposed studs serve as shelving. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

A Nanna Ditzel seat hangs in the playroom. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

Ceramic tile tops the kitchen island. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

Paint details the custom cabinetry. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

In the dining area, Hans Wegner’s chairs flank Cecilie Manz Studio’s table. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

White mahogany clads the house. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

In the master bathroom, gaps in the floor provide drainage. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

Lanterns hang in the living area. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

A stove burns wood to heat the studio. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

The shower curtain in the children’s bathroom sports a pattern by Maija Isola. Photography by Earl Carter/Taverne Agency; producer: Annemarie Kiely.

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