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Working on a Saturday

If you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend then things are so much easier if your workplace is stylish and fun. Like the chambers of Hilditch Lawyers in South Australia designed by Williams Burton Leopardi. Theatrical, tongue in cheek, bold and quirky this is no fuddy-duddy legal firm. More fabulous than old fogey. More modern than mossy.

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Sawmill House

A collaboration between two brothers, one a sculptor, the other an architect, both with a passion for re-use and recycle. One tonne blocks of waste concrete anchor the building within the site, an old sawmill, and produce a patchwork of colour and texture. At 100sqm the house is not large but a series of moving walls and doors open the inside to the out expanding the visual boundaries of the rooms. Sawmill House by Archier.

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Stalking at the beach

It's a simple home. There's a casual beach house style. Lots of polished floors, white walls, comfy knock-about sofas. It's somewhere where you'd feel relaxed and welcome. It's definitely nothing too snooty. Why am I stalking this house in Pearl Beach (just north of Sydney)? Location, location, location. That view. The garden path that leads down to the beach. The fact that you could reach out the window and snatch up a fish for dinner ... almost. This is what Australians dream about. Yes I'd change a few of the pieces inside. It's not quite my style but, oh my goodness gracious me, what I wouldn't give to lazily pass the time sitting on the veranda observing the daily beach parade. You really do need to watch the video. Link here while it lasts.

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Stalking leftovers

It's that time. Stalking time. As you know I am fussy, particular, choosy, picky and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable, can't quite put my finger on it listings but all with something that has me nodding "yes". We have the usual terrace houses, a retro brown brick gem, a country cottage, a holiday shack and a tired old mansion. A mixed bag of traditional and modern. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Because I love good design. Because it's about people and their homes, their stories and their dreams, when they decide to stay and extend to continue their relationship with a building. Because it's all in the details. Because I want to highlight more of South Australian design firm Williams, Burton, Leopardi. Because.

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