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Monday
Jul212014

Stalking a sandstone cottage

Or rather that should read "stalking a sandstone house from my sick bed" ... flu has struck me down and I'm a whinging, whining patient at best. I think I would feel so much better if I was cocooned in a cute sandstone walled bedroom or sitting by a cosy fire a few steps from a sleek kitchen. I'm stalking in North Sydney. A lovely stone cottage from the early 1800s. Just wondering if it is a little noisy. A click over to the real estate listing and a quick check of the map reveals a very busy "road" just a few steps away. Link here while it lasts.

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Saturday
Jul192014

Stalking leftovers

It's that time of the week. Time to stalk the leftovers, the ones that didn't make the cut. Call me particular, finicky, choosy and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, I need more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable or even fab furniture shabby shell. Can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes". This week's finds include yet another church, a couple of cute kitchens, a tub to soak in and a little terrace full of retro finds. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Monday
Jul142014

Stalking ferro-cement organic

I never thought I would catch myself typing the words ferro-cement organic. Being of a certain age I have vague memories of chicken wire and concrete disasters lurking in under house games rooms or pseudo hippy hang outs. The type of weekend DIY that seemed like a good idea at the time until the sheer scope of the job overwhelmed the home owner. I blame it on Antoni Gaudí, Frank Lloyd Wright and Antti Lovag. The Hollander House, built in the late 60s early 70s by architect David Hollander, is no weekend hodge podge. Now recognised as a icon of Australian organic architecture its current interior designer owner has listed the house for sale with Modern House.  Part Fred Flintstone, part scifi, all retrolicious you can read more of its history and design here. (Real estate listing also here while it lasts.)

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Saturday
Jul122014

Stalking leftovers

It's that time of the week. The houses that made the cut then didn't because I hummed and hawed and changed my mind. My stalking leftovers. Why? I'm very fussy. Call me particular, finicky, choosy and hard to please. 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 have me nodding "yes". This week's finds include a really cool apartment (above) that I should have given its own stalking post but the photos just didn't do enough for me. Speaking of photos there's a house in Tasmania which I'm sure is fabulous in real life but the listing photos are just bitsy. Then there is the warehouse conversion. What I would do to that space! And there is even a house I have featured before but with more photos. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Sunday
Jul062014

St Lukes Mews

I thought on this beautiful Sunday I would share one of the cutest homes I have ever seen. It is a completely refurbished (by Fossey Arora) 3 story mews home in London's St. Lukes Mews that happens to be where the movie Love, Actually was filmed. It is SO GORGEOUS! The dark exterior makes it modern and stand out from all the other homes, the top floor kitchen/dining/living room combo is bright and inviting, the 2nd floor master bedroom suite is warm and relaxing, and the ground floor features a cozy sitting room and guest bedrooms. I love that the home has history, and was decorated traditionally but with lots of modern touches to keep it fresh and current. It is pretty much perfection. It is currently for sale with Domus Nova if someone wants to scoop it up! ;)   

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