Stalking a style crush

Posted on Fri, 11 Sep 2015 by midcenturyjo

I’m ruthless when I real estate stalk. I flick from property to property with nary a second thought. Yes, bookmark. No, move on. A stalking machine. But when I saw this Paddington, Sydney property I think I caught my breath. Stylist and author Sibella Court‘s old shop and home is for sale. I fell in love with this building the first time I walked through the door. I spent far too much time exploring all her treasures for sale. I bought a few trinkets, a couple of her books and a knitted rat dissection (!) and on returning home told everyone they had to go. Every time I was in Sydney I would visit, quietly, reverently like a overwhelmed child in a sweet shop. I even planned to stay there when it was listed on airbnb but perhaps I have left that too late. I need not worry about her shop though. The Society Inc has a new home not far across town in a warehouse in St Peters. I wish I had the money to buy Sibella’s old home. Is it creepy to say that I’d keep it just the same way? The bijou time warp kitchen, the quirky bathroom, the walls and floors and all. It would be perfect for my ever expanding collections. The link to the listing is here while it lasts.

P.S. If Australians readers have not been watching Sibella’s new TV series Restoration Australia you absolutely must! I’m hooked. You can catch up on the first two episodes here.

atma says:

Yes, you must buy it and preserve it as it is. Maybe a kickstarter? It is, after all, for a good cause

Maura says:


Sparky says:

This tour made me happy because I now feel that my own home is not as cluttered as I thought it was. ;0)

ElvisFan says:

Sibella … too toffee for me… her TV show never seems to explored the hub of the home which is the kitchen or bathrooms

d of dogland says:

I wanted to check out the show but, it's not available to those outside of Australia. Bummer!

ombia says:

It is a mistery how anybody could keep this place at least halfway clean. I could never rest or sleep in such a cluttered bedroom. And the kitchen, i stil have to discover where the kitchen is…

Blanders says:

1.6 million dollars for what is essentially a one bedroom townhouse with a rather unhygienic-looking kitchen. Oh Sydney, you are a crazy, ridiculous place.

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