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Saturday
Nov262011

Styled for sale

Sometimes when I'm real estate stalking I come across a house that I know just has to be styled for the listing. Who has tin cans and mineral water neatly lined up in the kitchen but no fridge? Who's kids' rooms are so tidy they are almost sterile and who has a garden setting perfectly placed mid shot in the garden? As much as this is obviously staged there are some ideas to steal and it seems yellow is the colour to make your listing stand out. Whatever you do though please do not faint when you see the $1 million plus price tag of this Redfern, Sydney terrace house. No wonder they needed to stage it! Bring out the big guns to try to get the big bucks. Ouch. Link here while it lasts.

Friday
Nov252011

More bedrooms that do it for me

Friday
Nov252011

UdA

A little diversity is always welcome here at DTI. When I came across the portfolio of Italian architecture firm UdA (Ufficio di Architettura) their spaces, sprinkled with quirky elements, intrigued me. I am especially intrigued by their streamlined storage solutions.  

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Friday
Nov252011

Now I want one of these

That's what happens when I real estate stalk. I see things I never knew I needed, have nowhere for them and must have whatever it is regardless. The hunt is one. I want a gramophone trumpet as a lampshade. I wonder how long it takes me to track one down at a ridiculously bargain price?

Friday
Nov252011

House hunting in the country

House hunting sounds so much more "adult" than real estate stalking. Not that I'm looking to bag any houses this particular house hunting season. My bag limit was definitely one and I'm done. Still I seem to be drawn to country cottages and getaway boltholes. In places with fruit trees and hedges, a vege garden, old wooden sheds, quiet country lanes and a well stocked local deli with cheese room and wine cellar just down the road. Perhaps a cafe with a famous, now "retired" barista. Somewhere I can rough it with a cappuccino or some gelati. This cottage might just do me fine. It's just outside Daylesford in Victoria. A little decluttering, a few more found industrial pieces and a wine fridge. Every weekender needs a wine fridge :P Link here while it lasts.

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