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Jul092010

It's all black or white ... stark stalking 

Sometimes it's either black or white. You either like it or you don't. It's either hard and cold and impersonal or it's clean and slick and modern. It's monumental or monstrosity. Sometimes it's also just a little grey. Although I couldn't move in and be truly happy there  are elements of this Melbourne home that I really like. The gardens, the concrete floors, the art, the space. Then the little voice in my head goes"nooooo ... not for me". Does it tick the boxes for you or do you want to close the door on it? I've been real estate stalking again. The link is here while it lasts.

Reader Comments (11)

Love this house. I could certainly live there. The only thing I'd change are those little black box lights in the living room - the rest is me to a T!

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

I'm loving the chic modern simplicity of black and white right now - great post! Actually just posted about B&W myself @ Style Storyboard

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

Although the interior is like an average modern, sleek house (I'm not a fan anyway), the exterior I don't like at all! Too much trouble without any obvious reason. Good idea to put us in such a dillema, makes us really see the place!

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEleni

I can certainly admire the craftsmenship that has gone into this beautiful home but I am a little more traditional in my style & would be looking for some cosy spaces, so this one isn't for me!!

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrish

love black and white, but this is too sparce and "grand" for me. can't imagine my little one running around here. however, it is a beautiful house, just not sure if i could feel at home here.

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNat

Yes. I could. While a bit cold feeling now... I think it's easier to "warm up" a cold place than it is to create a " cool" element that isn't there already. A little extra color and rugs could make this place feel very warm yet sleek. Love it.

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterModFruGal

hmm...it may be slightly cold for my taste (not enough variety of texture, contrasts, warmth) but overall, i like the construction and layout. i think i'd like an elongated space- my dog would certainly enjoy that! she could run from one end to the other.
i do love the look of that pool!

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commenterstyle odyssey

Amazing! I always wonder how people come across such wonderful pictures of such great spaces???? I'm so new to the blogging world but I woud love to do something like this one day on my blog!

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

Looks like early 2000's dot com office space.

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon

I agree with Don. Parts of it could pass for a commercial space. I would have used greys in place of so much black. Ditch the dining room chairs.

9 Jul 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLisa

I'd tolerate the stark spaces in order to have that lovely lap pool! The black-and-white do rather fit with a fitness club theme.

I'm surprised nobody commented about the Teletubby art.

25 Jul 2010 | Unregistered Commenterphoebe58

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