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Wednesday
Dec122012

A renovated fisherman's cottage

I saw this article online at The Guardian (UK) and was instantly wowed. It's a completely renovated Scottish fisherman's cottage that is so old it was extended in 1809 to fit accommodations. After a major architectural makeover inside and out, and with the use of reclaimed materials and vintage furniture, it's now a funky mix of old and new, rustic and modern. Read more about it here.

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Wednesday
Dec122012

Ben Anders - my new crush

It's been far FAR too long since we have blogged the absolutely beautiful photography of British fella Ben Anders. His photos are captivating, making me want to experience each space for myself. Yep, he's my new photographer crush. (I am totally smitten with the photo above. Perfection)

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Wednesday
Dec122012

Week of stalking 6

The exterior turns a cold shoulder to the neighbourhood. What on earth is behind the stark concrete walls in Albert Park, Melbourne? A warehouse? A commercial space? A bijou shabby chic home? Well yes, of course! We are pausing here on our stalking whistle stop tour to show that not everything is as it seems. Imagine what is hiding behind all those blank walls. No windows to peer through, no idea. Secretly though I popped this house up because I love old gramophone horns as lampshades and I spy four. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Dec122012

Week of stalking 5

Mid week on my magical mystery tour, sorry, real state stalking. Elsternwick, Melbourne. Federation era brick house meets 21st century renovation and extension. As the real estate agent says, "With an emphasis on natural light and garden vistas the architectural detail seamlessly blends heritage romance with the latest modern luxuries." My favourite spot is by the fireplace on the patio. Love the hanging baskets and the simple, contemporary lines. No, the kitchen and dining space. Love that door.

Design by b.e architecture. I have taken the liberty of mixing in a few shots from the architects' website alongside the listing shots. Real estate link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Dec112012

Gee, do you think a guy lives here?