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Tuesday
Feb242015

Brick house

Melbourne-based design practice mckimm create contemporary, stylish spaces from design to construction. This U-shaped home wraps itself around an outdoor kitchen, firepit and pool. A modern industrial vibe is warmed by walls of exposed brick while the use of concrete unites its open spaces.

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Monday
Feb232015

Stalking a church conversion

I do love a good church conversion. There is something about the challenge of doing justice to what is the often imposing, original architecture and accommodating the needs of modern living. This 1888 former Methodist church with its vaulted timber ceiling and beautiful stainglass windows has been converted into a commercial space at the front and 3 floors of living space. Unfortunately the striking series of white boxes and voids is let down in the listing by what appears to be a few sticks of furniture cobbled together to save it from being empty. My imagination is ticking over with what I would do to decorate the Queenscliff, Victoria conversion if it were ever mine. Link here while it lasts.

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Friday
Feb202015

Stalking leftovers on a Friday

A cyclone has crossed the coast to the north of me and heavy rain is keeping me indoors. What's a girl to do when she has to stay at home? Real estate stalk of course! Here are some of the houses I found today. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Thursday
Feb192015

Pattern

I've got a bathroom thing going on at the moment. Love the way the tiles have been laid in this shower designed by Michael Bechara.

Wednesday
Feb182015

Brick

Love the exposed brick in this bathroom by MAKE Architecture. This is going straight to my inspiration file for the second bathroom we hope to build in the old stables in our house. Modern with just the right amount of historical touches.