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Monday
Mar022015

Stalking the 70s

Exposed brick and knotty pine cathedral ceilings, split level with walls of windows framing the views of native bush. I'm stalking the 70s in Sydney's Castle Cove. The Erby House by Jonathan Erby of Devine Erby Mazlin completed 1971. A time capsule waiting to swing again. In my dreams I'm the new owner filling it full of 70s classics and inviting you all round for a fondue party. (If it ever was mine, hand on my heart, I would promise not to paint anymore of the pine.) Via Modern House.

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Saturday
Feb282015

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! 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 OTT house in Toorak that will leave you gasping or gagging or both, the usual modern house extensions tacked on the back of an old houses, a whimsical 1860 sandstone artist's house that used to be a church, another church conversion that has me scratching my head and, wait for it, there's even a third church conversion! Now that must be a record. There's art deco, contemporary, historical and OMG. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Tuesday
Feb242015

A bit masculine, a bit industrial

I am very fond of this London home currently for rent via Domus Nova. The exposed brick walls, the wide plank flooring on the downstairs level and the black herringbone flooring upstairs, and the industrial vibe of the kitchen are all fantastic features that will surely have this place becoming occupied in no time. 

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Monday
Feb232015

Big and bold

This London home for rent via Domus Nova is beyond incredible. The architectural features are so typical of London and OH SO FABULOUS, and the furnishings and bold use of colour play off really well with the grandeur of the home (though admittedly not for everyone). It is 6200 sq ft spread out over 5 stories, has 6 double bedrooms with 6 ensuite bathrooms, a decked roof terrace, a great backyard. What an absolute dream! 

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Monday
Feb232015

Stalking a church conversion

I do love a good church conversion. There is something about the challenge of doing justice to what is the often imposing, original architecture and accommodating the needs of modern living. This 1888 former Methodist church with its vaulted timber ceiling and beautiful stainglass windows has been converted into a commercial space at the front and 3 floors of living space. Unfortunately the striking series of white boxes and voids is let down in the listing by what appears to be a few sticks of furniture cobbled together to save it from being empty. My imagination is ticking over with what I would do to decorate the Queenscliff, Victoria conversion if it were ever mine. Link here while it lasts.

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