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Stalking leftovers

Saturday again and you know the story. I've spent my spare moments flitting from real estate listing to real estate listing during the week. I'm a stalker but I'm fussy. 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". It's a mixed bag this week.I've found an unrestored apartment with it's own turret, one that needs a little judicious curating (that's the polite way of saying there are too many "things"), a designer pad, an empty industrial dream, a revisit to a retro lovely (they painted the ceiling white!) and my usual assortment of inner city terraces. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via

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Stalking the 70s

Be still my beating heart. I'm having palpitations. My favourite architectural real estate site Modern House has a new listing and it has me in a spin. Rippon House (1971) by Gerry Rippon of Towell & Rippon. I think I could have called this post stalking chair porn. An amazing house, an amazing collection of furniture.

(A and C abandon your families. Rob a bank. We need to pool resources and buy this baby.)

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Sometimes it is all about the attention to detail...

Pohio Adams Architects


Paddington Residence

It's modern. It's concrete and glass, metal and timber. It's a series of blocks and voids. It's solid yet light and it sits proudly under an old fig tree next to neighbours steeped in history. It's the Paddington Residence by Brisbane based Ellivo Architects.

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Stalking the imperfect

A house and a tiny apartment. Both perfectly imperfect. Yes there are gaps and cracks. White paint unites disparate surfaces and eras. Art draws the eye. Style and personality and something I can't put my finger on. The frisson of wabi sabi? One thing I do know. There are not enough photos! I need to see more. The first house is in Avalon with the link here. The second is a bijou home in Potts Point. Who needs a sofa when friends can gather round your table. Link here while it lasts.

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