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Saturday
Apr192014

Stalking leftovers

It's that time of the week. The ones that made the cut but then didn't because I hummed and hawed and changed my mind. My stalking leftovers. Why? I'm very fussy. Call me particular, finicky, choosy and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, I need more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable or no furniture at all! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". This week's finds include a high priced "shack", killer views, inner city extensions, a significant Walter Burley Griffin house with a contemporary addition and an old house they don't dare show the inside of but OMG the backyard is over the top ... gladiator style pool party anyone? Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Thursday
Apr172014

Bondi apartment

The renovation of this Art Deco penthouse apartment at Bondi Beach, Sydney opens the interior to an external courtyard and delineates internal space by a series of joinery walls. The new sits lightly within the historic shell with period features remaining intact while modern considerations are addressed and sinuous curves touch lightly on Art Deco angles. A cool, hip pad within a classic old apartment. By Marsh Cashman Koolloos.

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Monday
Apr142014

Stalking Redfern

Second stalking for today. A delightful terrace in Redfern in inner city Sydney. You can tell I have a soft spot for the inner suburbs of the harbour city. The house is once again unassuming from the street but bright, fun and fresh inside. Favourites? The exposed brick in the dining room, the bathroom and the view down the staircase. What I really want is a cup of tea at that dining room table ... and a good gossip with the owner. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Apr142014

Stalking Alexandria

Even  a rottweiler and a security gate could not stop me from stalking this Alexandria, Sydney home. An unassuming brick facade opens to light filled open plan living with bamboo lined courtyard. Great kitchen, cool bathroom, fab art and a sweety for a dog. Link here while it lasts.

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Saturday
Apr122014

Working on a Saturday

If you have to go to work on a Saturday I couldn't think of a better place than the Birkenstock Australia HQ. Sustainability, quality, craftsmanship ... not just Birkenstock but the design by Melbourne Design Studio. Yes please! Read more about the brief and the designers' approach to the project here.

P.S. Why am I obsessed by working on a Saturday all of a sudden? I have a new business, Feast and Co. Pardon the website as it is still in development but we are all about catering and functions based in a beautiful old 1916 home. We're super busy this weekend with two weddings. Yikes! I better get off this blog and back to the bride. Hopefully photos and background story soon.

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