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So here's the premise. You fall in love with a home in a magazine and want to buy it all. Right now. Lock, stock and barrel. Or you're at an open for inspection and take a liking to the sofa or the vase or that print. Now you just can't take it with you. Or can you? The Cross Street Project by C+M Studio allows you to buy into that impulse. You can buy the apartment empty, you can buy it all or you can shop the amazing objects that fill the space. Open for 3 weeks only from October 25 the apartment is in Bronte, Sydney but you can find all the details here.
It's that time of the week again. Stalking leftovers. Lovely homes? Yes ... well ... er ... maybe. You see I am very finicky when it comes to my virtual real estate stalking. 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". It might even be something as simple as a cool staircase. This week I seem to have got stuck in Sydney with just a short side trip to Melbourne but you'll find a designer's apartment (not really a leftover), an apartment more about the view and the beach than the space itself and another that is probably just good CGI because no one has an apartment with that much cool stuff. Click on the images to head to the listings. All via realestate.com.au.
Can you buy a house just because of a kitchen and its garden courtyard outlook? I think you can. The rest of the house is nice (I'm sure it looks fab in real life) but it's the breakfast window seating and that wall of plants clinging to the Sydney sandstone outcrop that has me in a twirl. I'm stalking in surprisingly leafy Paddington on a very busy road but from these photos you'd never know. Link here while it lasts.
Check out this Toronto home that Lorena sent us the link to. It is a bit minimalist-harsh on the outside (someone called it an iPhone house...and check out the decrepit tiny bungalow next door) but I really like the interior layout. The decor could use a little personality and maybe a tiny bit of colour but these are real estate photos, and this home was listed for about $3.2 million. Yep, Toronto real estate is pretty outrageous. And this apparently sold pretty quickly. (Thanks Lorena!)