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Wednesday
Aug232017

Stealth House

"A heritage listed grand terrace-house is re-configured in the form of a three-storey home to create a sense of place for a young growing family. In a dense urban setting where heritage takes respectful precedence, natural light, privacy and accommodation form the battlefront and are achieved in large by stealth."

Inner city Sydney living taken to the next level. Stealth House by MCK Architects.

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Monday
Aug212017

Captains Rest

Far, far away on the magical island of Tasmania is a secluded fishing hamlet. Not so much a hamlet, more a collection of historic shacks on the water's edge. It's beautiful beyond belief. That's why it's a world heritage area. It's just where I crave to be right now. I want to ignore that it's Monday. I want to escape to a simple shack, curl up before the fire with a book and wonder what sort of fish you're going to catch for dinner. Yes there's room for one more. You can fish can't you? The name of this magical getaway? Captains Rest.

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Saturday
Aug192017

Working on a Saturday

As I say week after week, if you have to drag yourself into work on a weekend it helps if it's somewhere stylish. It doesn't get more stylish than La Porte Space's latest creative complex La Porte Deux with its event space, photographic studio, boutique short-term and long-term offices and a retail space in Sydney's Rosebery. Exquisite.

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Thursday
Aug172017

Stalking the angles

I'm walking the cobbled inner city streets of Melbourne, stalking an angular house by Andrew Maynard. A contemporary home with a warehouse feel from its soaring ceilings, gantry-like walkways to its materials palette of concrete, steel and glass. The thing that strikes you most though is the light streaming in through the cleverly placed windows. Link here while it lasts.

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Monday
Aug142017

Stalking where the inside does not match the outside

I'm real estate staling in the Melbourne suburb of St Kilda East. And what am I stalking you ask? Why a thoroughly modern family home with a touch of Scandi goodness ... or is it? You'll be quite surprised to see that the exterior is a period red brick building not at all the matching contemporary exterior you would expect. Link here while it lasts.

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