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We’ll be back to regular programming tomorrow, but until then please enjoy the final guest post by Liv for the moment (she will be back!).

House & Garden – June 1971 by Olivia Hantken

Carrying on from my last post, here is another House & Garden magazine which I adore. This issue was hard to pull apart, so I have chosen a bit of everything! From garden sitting rooms, to outdoor entertaining, and two amazing forest retreats.

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Located in Waccabuc NY, and designed by architect Myron Goldfinger this amazing house still exists today and is actually for sale! Check out the listing here. Sadly it looks as if the house has been redesigned and lost some of its 1970s charm.

House & GardenHouse & GardenHouse & GardenThis bird watching structure is located on a riverbank in England, and was designed by two British husband and wife architectural teams: Richard & Su Rogers, and Norman & Wendy Foster.

House & GardenHouse & GardenThank you so much to Liv for her beautiful contributions and enthusiasm for The Secret Garden.

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This so called ‘Green Box’ is situated in the Raethian Alps, Switzerland. It was created by architects Act Romegialli from a disused garage. The building houses a simple kitchen and entertaining space along with a spot for its owners gardening tools. The vegetation that covers the structure is largely deciduous – honeysuckle, russian vine, hop and golden clematis. While the base is surrounded by evergreens like valerian, cosmos, gem marigolds, and zinnias which provide a year-round variety of flowers.

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Completed earlier this year, this library in Mexico City was designed by architects Fernanda Canales and arquitectura 911sc. The original house has been wrapped in concrete and glass to create an entirely new structure. The tree that stood out the front of the old house now sits in the entrance atrium of the new library.

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This beautiful house and garden is located in Olivos, Buenos Aires. It was designed by architect Alejandro Sticotti for he and partner Mercedes Hernáez (creator of Mapas de Buenos Aires). They bought the garden in between two properties and spent the next three years building the residence you see now. There is a beautiful flow of glass and wood, which really allows the garden to feature as it peaks through every window. Add to that a gorgeous kitchen (our oven is broken at the moment, and I’m having major envy of theirs) and a super cute jack russell to boot.

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Freunde-von-Freunden-MONO_3820-930x620Photographs by Ana Armendariz for Freunde von Freunden.

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