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Tuesday
Mar012016

Stalking 2

No you're not going crazy. This is not yesterday's post. Thanks to a reader's comment I'm stalking the concrete luxe house. It's for sale and that means there are loads more photos on the realtor's website as well as a floor plan to help figure it all out. Even though there has been some judicious styling for the shots I think I love the house even more because of the evidence of everyday life. A family lives here. Art is on the wall. Clothes hang in a wardrobe. New furniture has been added over time. Concrete House 1 by Auhaus Architecture for sale via hockingstuart. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Feb292016

Concrete luxe

Metal studded concrete, marble, the bling of polished brass. A touch of velvet, the caress of leather, the luxury of light. A contemporary home at Torquay on the surf coast of Victoria by Auhaus Architecture.

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Monday
Feb292016

Beachy pink

Think beach house think white painted walls and accents of blue and sea green. Perhaps that should be pink or melon or citrus green. This modern family holiday home takes a fresh look at the beach theme with its hot fruit flavoured colour hits. Light, bright and stylishly relaxed. Just what you want for your vacation retreat by the sea. Cabana com Arte in Comporta, Portugal by Lisbon-based architectural and interior design studio Sa Aranha & Vasconcelos.

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Thursday
Feb252016

Stalking a beach shack

The beach shack, an unpretentious bolthole, a daydream stamped into the collective consciousness of Australians. Escape on a Friday night and head to the coast. Reluctantly drag the family home in the fading Sunday sun. A seachange wish, a rite of real estate passage. Save up. Get a toehold on a hillside overlooking the surf. Build the shack ... or buy this one perched between the sea and the National Park at Seals Rocks on the Mid North Coast of New South Wales. A compound of interconnected shacks designed by Bourne Blue Architecture and for sale via BresicWhitney. Surf, sand and snoozing on the daybed by the window.

(It may look like a laid back escape but the price will stun you.)

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Tuesday
Feb232016

Matt Garcia Design - Llano Exit Strategy

As part of the "Tiny House Movement", the Llano Exit Strategy was created. As the story in a nutshell goes, Matt Garcia and some friends wanted to figure out how to acquire themselves a getaway within 90 minutes of Austin, TX. It would need to have a hangout for all of them plus separate sleeping quarters with private bathrooms. When they purchased some land in 2011, Mat Garcia came up with 400 sq ft eco-friendly cabins and a 1500 sq ft commons building (housing Bosch appliances, Wolf stove, and a huge wooden table from Restoration Hardware). What a sweet idea! And you can even rent it from them on Airbnb. (Photos: Bill Sallans)

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