Call me fussy. Call me picky. I have a problem. (Well quite a few if truth be told.) I real estate stalk for the prefect property but rarely find it. I do find lots of leftovers. Not quite right, love the bones but ditch the furniture, bad photos, I need more photos please! Can’t quite put my finger on it listings with something that has me nodding “yes”. This week I’ve taken a liking to waterside property. Beachside, harbourside, water views, from shack to mansion including one of Australia’s most spectacular and unusual homes in the middle of nowhere. Click on the photos to go to the listings. All via Domain.
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This is my cat Charlie when he was just a kitten. He and his brother used to chase each other up and down this IKEA Strandmon chair; luckily it survived the wild kitten years without too much obvious wear and tear!
– Lisa (Berlin, Germany)
Baby on the gold chair.
– Peter and Donna (Allentown, PA)
These are from me. Mimin napping in the favourite cat corner, Felix discovered my new Cowboy Kate Icelandic sheepskin (with a great view of my Moooi rug from The Modern Shop and Saarinen tulip table from Alteriors), Felix settling into the depths of the fur, and the scene in bed yesterday morning when I really wanted to get up but felt horribly guilty.
In Australia we love to blur the line between indoors and out. Honestly I believe if it was possible we’d live in a house with no walls. Not very practical so the next best thing is a seamless transition from inside living to out. I love this house in Clovelly, Sydney by The Designory. A relaxed sophistication with a neutral palette playing off against the bright blue of the pool.
A limited colour and material palette certainly doesn’t restrict the style of this family home in Israel. Whites, greys and black play against bleached wood, concrete and interestingly a statement bamboo staircase. Love the double height public areas with light pouring in and the patio extending to the pool area. A beautiful home for four by Kfar Vitkin, Israel based Neuman Hayner Architects.
Photography by Amit Gosher
When you would expect someone decorating a converted lofty school house to go the industrial route but instead they go with a classic Scandinavian/shabby chic look. Kudos to the owners of this home in Battersea, London for going against the grain on this one, and for the very impressive collection of antiques. And for the cute dog. This is really beautiful. Available as a location home through Shoot Factory.