Thursday
Nov302017

Stalking a room with a view

I'm stalking a bathroom with a view and a living room with one too ... and a pool and a garden and a hallway and a bedroom and you get the idea. I can only imagine what the New Year's Eve fireworks over Sydney Harbour look like from this spectacular location at Rose Bay. Perhaps we can pool our dollars and cents to make an offer. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Nov302017

Stalking an Edwardian red brick where classic meets contemporary

I'm stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale. A renovated Edwardian red brick semi with a modern extension ... the type of property that always draws me in. You know me. I can't resist a heritage facade with a little modern something hidden right behind. Just  a few more pieces of art and a slightly bigger backyard and I'd be happy. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Nov292017

A mock Tudor-style house in England

I love the gothic vibe and drama that comes with a Tudor-style house. This home in Hertfordshire, England is gorgeous and plays up on the Tudor architecture with dark blue and black accent colours. Some bold choices like the lighting and stools in the kitchen, a ceiling in high gloss navy and another in red, and black tile in the bathrooms help add to the drama. Another amazing project London-based Studio Duggan.  

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Wednesday
Nov292017

Studio apartment kitchen inspiration

Live in a small studio apartment? Basically just one room in which to cram your living sleeping and kitchen? Love to cook but don't want to stare at the kitchen sink while you're reclining on your bed? Rather forget that you live in just that one room? Here is a little inspiration from Melbourne based Nicholas Agius Architects. (Now I just wonder what the studio apartment looked like when the rest of the "stuff" was moved in.)

Wednesday
Nov292017

Chocolate brick is cool again

I knew the day would come when chocolate brown brick was cool again, when hipsters would embrace the bain of the 70s and 80s, re-inventing and re-invigorating the humble little brick. Those of us who lived through its last incarnation gladly waved goodbye to the light-sucking, prison-like boxes that were often made from it ... but not now. It's back and it's bold and bright. It's all in how you use the little blighter. Welcome back chocolate brown brick! Dolce Lane house by Klopper & Davis Architects.

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