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Friday
Oct192012

The great Australian dream ...

There is something in the Australian psyche, a primordial urge to own the quarter acre block with house or the ultimate dream ... to own a pub. Yes, yes there is that crusty old joke about the perfect girlfriend and her father who owns a pub but given half a chance to daydream huge chunks of the Australian population would own up to harbouring a fantasy that involves a country pub and retiring to be "mine host". Here is the next best thing. An old pub converted to gallery, shops, restaurant and apartment above in the beautiful spa town of Daylesford, Victoria. I'm packing my bags. I'm off to live my fantasy. Pub owner without the pub. Just have to find the cash to front up for this fantasy. Real estate stalking with a glass of wine in my hand can be dangerous for the wallet. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Oct182012

Mikael Bergquist

I thought I'd do a quick post of some really simple, serene vacation homes in Sweden to calm the senses. By architect Mikael Bergquist.

Thursday
Oct182012

Reader's home - Janelle's tropical oasis

It seems Apartment Therapy is having a Room For Color 2012 contest, and photographer Janelle has entered her home. The tropical colour palette she went with in her new home began with her obsession with the colour aqua (and moved into mustard, grey and lime), and the purchase of the Dandelion Clocks wallpaper by Sanderson for the dining room. Beautiful bold but soothing colours. LOVE! Also loving her MASSIVE vintage camera collection...and she clearly loves her pooch. :-) You can vote for Janelle here (if you don't want to create an account with AT you can sign in with Facebook). 

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Thursday
Oct182012

Stalking cute little white cottages ...

I know it is wrong for a woman now in her 50s (just ... just) to get all cutsie pie over little white worker's cottages but I can't help it. I always want to pinch their chubby little house cheeks and muss up their curls. Maybe because this one has a touch of gingerbread trimmings. I know I would like to drink some tea with the owners at that table up close by the chimney. Just keep that weird expanding hallway well away from me. It's like a bad trip or more like a bad camera angle. For sale here in Malvern, Melbourne while the link lasts.

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Thursday
Oct182012

White, light and dappled shade

Another day, another daydream, another dream beach house from Martín Gómez Arquitectos. The more I see of Gómez' vision for Punta del Este the more I need to move to Uruguay. If white and wood and lots of light are key prerequisites for your perfect surf side abode then this house will certainly please. Love the long shaded patios that are so prominent in Gómez' work. Perfect for long lazy alfresco living.

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