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Thursday
Aug072014

Stalking a modernist gem

One of Australia's most significant post-war houses has been listed for auction and of course I'm stalking it. Boyd Baker House, was designed by one of Australia's most significant Modernist architects, Robin Boyd in 1966. Since then it has had only two owners. Perhaps I could sell my soul to the devil to become the third. Maybe I can rob a bank before the auction at the end of the month. Perhaps I can just be content to stare at the pictures and wish its new owner well. Lucky sod. Link here while it lasts.

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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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Wednesday
Jul022014

Kuća Kamena

It's Wednesday. The middle of a long working week. Hump day. Need a little daydream to make it through the day, the week? Time to take a virtual holiday to the Dalmatian coast of Croatia. To a simple stone house, to Kuća Kamena in Novigrad (of Croatia's four Novigrads this one is the one that is famous for not being famous). To the home of artist and designer Boris Kajmak and, if you like, yours for a little while. Rustic beauty in a beautiful part of the world.

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Thursday
Jun192014

Cove 6

Perched on the cliff edges in Knysna, South Africa is a home of stone and timber. Tactile, rugged yet luxurious, perfectly oriented to the views and oh the views.  Magnificent site matched by magnificent home. Cove 6 by SAOTA - Stefan Antoni Olmesdahl Truen Architects.

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Monday
Jun092014

Set in stone

A sandstone cottage has had new life breathed into it by Sydney based interior designers Morris Selvatico. (Time to confess that it is actually the home of one of the directors Amy Morris.) Exposed stone walls and quirky openings reveal the building age but black floors and modern but sympathetic finishes to the kitchen and bathroom bring the house into the 21st century. It is often hard to marry contemporary family living with heritage restraints but this stylish cottage comes up trumps.

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