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Entries in Australia (1911)

Thursday
Nov022017

Stalking my dream home?

A Gothic Revival facade that dates from 1873, a modern extension by Austin Maynard Architects and an amazing garden. I think I might just have found my dream home. A few tweaks to the furniture and artwork and I'd move in in a heartbeat. Shame I'll never be able to afford it. Ah well that's what stalking is for! You'll find the link to this Northcote, Melbourne home here while it lasts.

P.S. You must watch the video. It shows you so much more of this wonderful house.

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Wednesday
Nov012017

Small garden sanctuary

Small but perfectly formed. Courtyard garden inspiration from Melbourne-based landscape designers Acre.

Wednesday
Nov012017

Screen test

Not only do they look great but they help control temperature and light within the house. What am I talking about? Why the screens that clad this reworked extension to a heritage house in Melbourne by Wolveridge Architects.A contemporary extension with heritage overlays. It's what Australian architects excel at.

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Tuesday
Oct312017

Urban oasis

A new extension hidden from the street. Contemporary meets heritage. Walls of glass versus walls of Federation red brick. Inside and out merge while light and cool breezes cross thresholds of sliding glass. Travertine floors and timber slat ceilings. Serene and introspective, the perfect urban oasis. Nolan House by Melbourne-based architectural firm Coy Yiontis.

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Monday
Oct302017

Lush and green

After a dry, dry winter the rains have come and my garden has sprung to back to life with new growth and a flush of flowers but oh how I wish this Melbourne garden by Ben Scott Garden Design was mine! The front is filled with free flowing plantings, lush and green beneath mature trees. (I'll admit I've always wanted a swing tied to a big old bough.) A more structured garden with alfresco entertaining space, fireplace and kitchen garden completes the space.

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