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Saturday
Nov222014

Stalking leftovers

Summer hasn't even started and it is so, so very hot here. I'm sitting in my oven of an office with a ceiling fan twirling above and sweat puddling on my keyboard. If only the real estate market was as hot. It's time for my stalking leftovers and I've had to struggle to find these few. You see I'm fussy. Not quite right, bad photos, I need more photos please, house is amazing, furniture is deplorable! Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". It's a mixed bag this week. There's a church conversion, a great warehouse where everything inside including the plastic floating lotuses just has to go and a listing that leads with a teaser shot of an amazing old corrugated iron workshop but lists a slightly less dramatic modern apartment in the complex. You may even notice a few water themes in my stalking. Need to cool down. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Saturday
Nov152014

Stalking leftovers

It's a scorching hot Saturday here (40 °C) but the real estate market seems to have gone off the boil. I've had a hard time finding just the right listings. I guess that's why I call this stalking leftovers. I'm fussy and I have a headache from all the helicopters buzzing this part of the world. It's G20 in my part of the world. Even Barack Obama flew past my house early this morning in Marine One but I digress. Stalking. That's right. 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". This week it's about a derelict stables with racing driver graffiti that has my head spinning with possibilities, a house in the country, a renovation with so many levels I'm a bit concerned and ... you guessed it ... my usual assortment of terrace houses. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Friday
Nov142014

One apartment three ways

One report, three interior stylists, one apartment, three ways. When Sweden's leading real estate brokerage firm Fastighetsbyrån wanted to know what effect styling a home for sale had on the price and how fast it sold they enlisted the aid of design psychologist Sally Augustin. Her report shows that home styling works if done correctly. The buyer must connect consciously and unconsciously with the home. They need to imagine themselves living there, moving right in, daydreaming and scheming how to get it. OK we all say. Fair enough. Nothing new there. That could have been the end of Fastighetsbyrån's research but ... they decided to take it one step further. They took one apartment and let three stylists, Mikael Beckman, Hans Blomquist and Tina Hellberg, mess with our minds and our hearts and make it into their version of our dream home. They put the research in practice. So now there is one apartment three ways and I have one big problem. I can't make up my mind which one I am moving into. They are all tugging at my heart strings.

First is classic modern by Mikael Beckman.

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Saturday
Nov082014

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 realestate.com.au.

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Thursday
Nov062014

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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