What happens when hipsters move to the burbs

Posted on Tue, 1 Oct 2013 by midcenturyjo

An unremarkable suburban brick and tile semi-detached 80s/90s house. Neatly painted white. You’d probably drive on by. But catch a glance through the windows (as all good stalkers do) and things are not quite as they seem. This is what happens when hipsters move to the burbs. An open plan redo with lashes of white and wood, concrete and black. Throw in scandi style furniture and accessories, expose the rafters and you would hardly imagine that you are 26km south of the Sydney CBD. This is why I love stalking. You never know what’s going on behind those staid facades. Link here while it lasts.

Brismod says:

No way! A love a surprise like that. xx

amyks says:

Love that place, but I think it is what happens when someone with modern taste and an eye for good design takes on a property, not necessarily a "hipster". My husband and I would buy something like this and we are definitely not considered "hipsters" 😉

I agree with amyks and despite the two car garage, this hardly seems like the burbs we're used to in Toronto. I also think the level lawn is astroturf.

Blanders says:

There's some very stealable ideas here – I love the narrow vertical mirror in the bathroom.

I'd also love to have seen the "before" pictures, assuming they took any. I'm sure this sort of transformation could be done to many townhouses, but I have no idea HOW…

Katie says:

What I would like to know is – can you have a polished concrete floor poured over ceramic floor tiles?

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