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Dragging my feet stalking

I'm exhausted. Exhausted but excited! But first things first. Isn't this the cutest sandstone cottage? A mix of traditional 1880 house and contemporary refurbishment. I'm stalking in Paddington in Sydney so no need to ask the price because 99.998% of us won't be able to afford it! Still we can dream. (Link here while it lasts.)

And the reason for my excitement? We signed on a house today! 1860 brick and cedar two storey house with original brick separate kitchen. Four fireplaces, well two in the main rooms, one in the kitchen with a wood burning stove and a tiny one in the tiny stables at the back. I have dozens of photos. Let's call them the befores as there is a lot of work to do but I still have to upload them and I'm exhausted, physically and emotionally. In a good way of course. I'll let you know when I have the photos done. I'll even bore you with them on my page. Need a scotch and to put my feet up. Enjoy this house instead because at the moment mine is no where near as grand :)


Reader Comments (36)

oh my. that house is incredible. i want someone to take a big crane, pick up that house, with its furnishings and its back yard and all, exactly as is, and transfer it to my town so i can move right in. pleeeeaaaaaase! it's perfect! house envy!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterliz

Ok I'm in love with this house! The living room and kitchen are the exact right blend of white and airy without being too minimalist and glaringly white! And I love the pic at the top of the stairs with the skylights and the wall of photos (5th last)...mmmmm. Want.

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKat

Oh well done Jo! I foresee some busy times ahead. These are lovely images too. Enjoy that scotch!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBrismod

Thought you might like to know that this is the home of fashion designer Collette Dinnigan. She's decided to sell this newly-renovated home and move back to her multi-million dollar property, also in Paddington. Two lovely homes to choose from - what a dilemma! Congrats on your new home - how exciting for you! K

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkerri

Go Kelvin, Jo and Mickey, I am too excited!! Can't wait to see pics and hear more details...oh your head must be spinning with ideas and plans, cheers Katherine xxxx

congrats on the new house Jo!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMel Design Heaven

Okay....that kitchen opening up to the pool is the best room I have ever SEEN! I would love living there. Yes, cute is an understatement.

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMilk and Honey Home

I don't even know what to say... I'm in love!!! :-)

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJodi

this is my favorite yet! I WANT THIS HOUSE~

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commentersuza

That's a stunning house. I love everything everyone else says but what stands out to me are the floorboards. Love their colour and width. Pruxxx

Looks like a perfect summer place :)

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdesign traveller

CONGRATS buddy!!! I am SOOOOO freaking excited for you. I cannot wait to see what you do with this new home of yours as you always have the best ideas. Now this means I better get moving and plan a little vacation in Australia to FINALLY meet you IN THE FLESH!

19 Aug 2010 | Registered CommenterKiM

OK, the kitchen alone is worthy of its own opera! I cannot imagine how happy, no delirious, I would be to come downstairs to that kitchen every morning. It's such a great house. I'm so interested to see your pictures though. How exciting! Congratulations. A house is definitely a journey. Things are never "done" you know. AMAZING post. Thanks! xoxo

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRLG

This is a beautiful home but the realtor photos can't possibly do it justice. Why do they insist on doing that overblown HDR thing now so that everything is super bright? This is a trend that I hope gets toned down so that my eyes don't hurt looking at outdoor shots.
Oh and congratulations on your new home! Can't wait to see how you decorate it.

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJulia

Goodness i recognize this house! this is Oz fashion designer - Collette dinigan's house. it's also been featured in a design mag in us before. This place is definitely a stunner!!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBBT09

I cant say I love the decor (seems a bit boring) but the bones are AWESOME! I could quickly change this to my taste. LOVE! Excited for you and your husband Jo. Im sure your busy but what fun times! Good for you. Cant wait to see pictures.

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterWyGal

Anyone know where to get a rug like the one in the 3rd photo? Or one that is similar? I've been craving a rug like that for my kitchen!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCRJ

Wow - THAT is inspiration!

Congratulations on your new house!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

This house is AMAZING! The stone walls are so cool! I love how the wall opens up in the kitchen to the outdoors...breathtaking!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Congratulations on your new place Jo! How very fantastic.
No doubt all of the beautiful goodies you have/have found & fixed-up are vibrating with excitement.
Best wishes, A

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAMR

Congrats! Will be checking back to see pics of the new digs!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterModFruGal

Congratulations on the house! How exciting!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterChristine

congratulations on your new home!

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMaura

I have house lust.

19 Aug 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTeriJ


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