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Stalking old and new

What happens when old meets new? I'm still real estate stalking. South Yarra in Melbourne to be exact. An iron lace confection in stately grounds. High Victorian decoration meets eames chairs. At the rear a modern extension of metal and glass, timber and marble. Mid century classics and sleek lines. Does it do it for you? Do you have several million? For sale of course. Link here while it lasts.

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Noyack Creek

Will you indulge me with one more house by Bates Masi Architects? Just one, although there are so many in their portfolio to inspire. A smallish home that sits block like on the site but which allows the architects to play with space and voids, bight and dark, in and out. An actor's house.

"The house became a study in architectural theatre: a series of spaces in a carefully scripted sequence that subtly reflect his professional life."

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Stalking weekenders on the dark side Message flagged Wednesday, 7 November 2012 2:03 PM Imagine a little cottage in the country. A weekend retreat. An escape. Do your imaginings turn to nightmares at the thought of chintz and yellow pine, old iron beds and shabby chic armoires? You're a minimalist. You like it clean lined and modern with nary a whiff of dried flowers and old advertising signs, thrifted tat and dust catchers. I have found your perfect tree change getaway. Simple, stylish and with a scarcity of scatter cushions. A small black cottage on acreage with studio accommodation for guests. After all if you dislike clutter that much it might be best to keep your friends a few metres away ;) The first of two real estate stalkings for today. At Wheatsheath, just outside the spa town of Daylesford in Victoria. But you are too late. Someone has just bought it. Link here.

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Stalking apartments with a little added extra

A sympathetic and sophisticated renovation of small one bedroom art deco apartment in St Kilda West, Melbourne. Bijou but boxing above its weight with an elegant black and white palette, great art, flashes of red and just a little added extra ... a roof top garden with city views. Hello my idea of the perfect pad for one. And friends ;)

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Lázaro Rosa-Violán encore

More from Spanish design dynamo Lázaro Rosa-Violán. Commercial interiors that translate across to a domestic application. Hotel style bedroom? Yes please if the hotel is the Hotel Praktik Rambla seen here in the first few photos. I never realised that Lázaro was responsible for the image that I have front and centre of my inspiration folder. Hotel Pulitzer Roma is a knockout with its chic contemporary design married with original 70s pieces. Photo 6 is the bedroom I would lay my head for all eternity. Big call but true. Take the time to explore the detail of Señor Rosa-Violán's portfolio. Inspiration in every detail.

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