Stalking on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 18 Jun 2011 by midcenturyjo

Not sure how I feel about today’s stalking house. I want to love it. I think I do then something jars and I wonder what exactly is wrong. I love the textiles. I love the art. I love the courtyard. The playing card plunge pool doesn’t do it for me. The bathroom is great but the tile is all wrong IMO. The place just seems cluttered but I know if I walked into this house I would want to explore everything, pick up the vase, touch the pillow, rub my toes into the rugs. The lighting is wrong and the photos are stretched but I still like it. Just need to pack some of it away… and save up to change the pool tile 😉 Maybe I just feel whingy  and whiny today. Link to this Malvern, Melbourne home here while it lasts. Thanks to my secret real estate stalker. You know who you are. Keep up the good work.

 

Tom says:

Makes sense Jo 🙂
You have a great eye and I always chuckle when you post something that doesn't reflect your style.
My comments may sound harsh sometimes so I'm trying not to say much 🙂
I do appreciate your posts and don't mean to sound rude but sometimes I have to speak out against bad design 🙂
I know that you appreciate and understand good design, I understand it's hard to find amazing pics to post daily.

hmmm I completely agree – I'm not totally into this house, but the spaces are quite incredible. the stuff I don't necessarily like are mainly cosmetic – that tile… oy. definitely not – not in the pool and not in the bathroom. however, the light cast by that map in the second photo is incredible. It's absolutely beautiful on the brick wall; almost surreal.
– agata.

Anna says:

While I would never choose a lot of things here for my own home, I admire the fact that the owner has designed a house that suits them and their personality. Design shouldn't have to always be perfect, and please everyone; just the owner! That courtyard is gorgeous, and I love the timber floor.

lea says:

I love this house except for the bathroom and pool tiles, they are totally out of keeping with the rest of the space, a little flight of fancy that fails. I would feel completely at home here.

I think this is a house I would oh & ar over if it was photographed by a non real estate photographer. Take out the pool tiles & the bathroom tiles & I'd be happy in there! Its got soul & character which is a good thing!

Samantha says:

Hmm, you are right, there's something that jars. Maybe there's just too much stuff or stuff that doesn't sit well together? I do love the table that transitions between the outside and inside though! Great post!

Anzhelika German says:

Thank you! This is just great! I can't even imagine this beauty!!!

Nice place, I especially like the bedroom. Cozy, and casual, and has a variety of styles. I'm not too wild about spaces where everything is "on theme." Who cares? Put in what you like, right? I love that casually painted wall in that bedroom, too.

I love this house. Some posts I can scroll by, happy to enjoy at a glance but this one made me sit-up, remove my hands from the keyboard and just take in every detail. It's gushing with inspiration. I wish there were more photos.

Tom says:

I love the bedroom and the bath

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