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Stalking leftovers

It's Saturday. Time to stalk some real estate. As you know I'm fussy. Not quite right houses, bad photos, I need more photos please! Hmmmmm can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes" yet holding back ... maybe. It's a mixed bag this week. There's a grand Victorian era mansion that thinks it's a seaside cottage, a retro apartment, a teeny tiny studio, an apartment soooo close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge it better have super dooper double glazing and the pool on the edge of Australia (ignore the house just drink in the view). Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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The Water Factory

A 19th century industrial building in Melbourne's North Fitzroy has been converted and refurbished by Andrew Simpson Architects. Now  two side by side houses the spaces are contained with the heritage listed shell and play with the idea of houses within houses with private rooms that can be open plan or contained via sliding walls and windows and a series of skylights in the ceilings that channel light and fresh air into the internal spaces. A modern, flexible family home with connection to its historic past.

P.S. Doesn't every inner city warehouse need a red Mustang?

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Bathing rituals

Oh what a peaceful retreat by Sydney architect Tania Handelsmann! Pass me that Aesop body cleanser as you close the door on the way out will you.


Stalking a 70s apartment redo

I'm in South Melbourne stalking a stylish renovation of a 70s (toss a coin it could be late 60s) multilevel apartment. Hip, young, loads of light, concrete floors, terrace for soaking up some rays. Who would know from the drab exterior? Link here while it lasts.

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A neutral palette of materials. Silver stained blackbutt timber, grey cement render, dark grey steel, oak ceilings and floors and a garden with silvery tones. Links Courtyard House. Beautiful restraint by Inarc Architects.