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Tuesday
Jul282015

Stalking at the beach

It's a simple home. There's a casual beach house style. Lots of polished floors, white walls, comfy knock-about sofas. It's somewhere where you'd feel relaxed and welcome. It's definitely nothing too snooty. Why am I stalking this house in Pearl Beach (just north of Sydney)? Location, location, location. That view. The garden path that leads down to the beach. The fact that you could reach out the window and snatch up a fish for dinner ... almost. This is what Australians dream about. Yes I'd change a few of the pieces inside. It's not quite my style but, oh my goodness gracious me, what I wouldn't give to lazily pass the time sitting on the veranda observing the daily beach parade. You really do need to watch the video. Link here while it lasts.

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Saturday
Jul252015

Stalking leftovers

It's that time. Stalking time. As you know I am fussy, particular, choosy, picky and hard to please. Not quite right, bad photos, more photos please, house is amazing furniture is deplorable, can't quite put my finger on it listings but all with something that has me nodding "yes". We have the usual terrace houses, a retro brown brick gem, a country cottage, a holiday shack and a tired old mansion. A mixed bag of traditional and modern. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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Thursday
Jul232015

Stalking a boho terrace in Bondi

I haven't had much luck stalking real estate lately but today I have found a lovely family home in Bondi, Sydney. Light wells and changes of levels, interesting use of materials and a fab, relaxed boho feel. Not that most Australians will be able to afford this home. The medium price of Sydney houses reached $1 million this week. Apparently now more expensive than London. And this house will go for a lot more than that at auction. Ouch! Will the bubble burst soon? The architect is Dennis Rabinowitz of JPRA Architects and the link is here while it lasts.

P.S. Watch the video. It gives a much better idea of the flow of the house. Just excuse the very Australian accent.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Stalking Baz Luhrmann and Catherine Martin's Sydney home

I'm stalking Australian movie legends dear readers. I'm officially in the big league now. 'Iona' in Darlinghurst, Sydney is the humble abode of the film director, screenwriter and producer Baz Luhrmann and his costume and production designer wife Catherine Martin. Think traditional character meets contemporary luxury with Art Deco references and rolls and rolls and rolls of Martin's wallpaper range for Porters Paints. Definitely extravagant, not for the shrinking violets amongst you but I had to share because of Kim's floor deliberations. Patterned tessellated encaustic tiles in the foyer and bold wallpaper. OK I know the space is large enough to take it but patterned tile and wallpaper! Link here while it lasts.

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Saturday
Jun202015

Stalking leftovers

It's Saturday. Time to stalk some real estate. As you know I'm fussy. Not quite right houses, bad photos, I need more photos please! Hmmmmm can't quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding "yes" yet holding back ... maybe. It's a mixed bag this week. There's a grand Victorian era mansion that thinks it's a seaside cottage, a retro apartment, a teeny tiny studio, an apartment soooo close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge it better have super dooper double glazing and the pool on the edge of Australia (ignore the house just drink in the view). Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.

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