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Wednesday
Sep172014

Stalking an Australian icon

You may be impressed by the contemporary extension and renovation of this 1908 brick house by SJB. I'm impressed by the renovation of that great Australian icon, the outdoor toilet, the relic of a time before sewerage, the dunny. So many have been demolished or left to decay as inadequate and forgotten "tool sheds". I think this one is the first 5 star dunny I have seen. I'm stalking Aussie icons in Balmain, Sydney. Link here while it lasts.

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Wednesday
Sep102014

Stalking a repeat in Yarraville

You may think you've seen this house before ... and you have but from the architect's portfolio not through the lens of a real estate photographer. Funny how things don't look quite so perfect. The everyday creeps in like wrinkles in the sheets and furniture layouts in long shots that don't quite look as good as a close cropped image. Hell who am I kidding. This house is pretty darn perfect regardless of differences in photos. I'm stalking the Yarraville House by Techné . Link here while it lasts. (Thanks Andrea!)

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Tuesday
Aug052014

William Hefner

Studio William Hefner has a holistic vision. Architecture, interiors and landscape are considered as they relate to one another. The house is designed from the outside in and out again. Liveable, stylish and classic with attention to the luxury touches. I love the restrained palette and light, open feel to the rooms in this Rustic Canyon Residence. The attention to detail is so beautiful.

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Thursday
Jul312014

Stalking old and new in Kew

Classic and contemporary. Old and new. Dark and light. High, high, high and a touch of low. (Is that an IKEA rug I spy in the study?) I'm not sure if this one has been styled down, pared back for the photo shoot or not. I love the steel doors in the old part of the house and the sleek lines of the modern extension when viewed against the Edwardian gingerbread cottage lines of the old. Stalking old and new in Melbourne. Link here while it lasts.

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Thursday
Jul242014

Fire water earth

Normally, after an establishing shot of the exterior of a house, I can't wait to drag you through the interior spaces. Today I want to linger in the outdoor rooms. Pool, patio with fire place, the site itself, the views. Breath it all in. Now it's time to go inside. Earth, water, fire. Napa Valley House by Steven Harris Architects.

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