I’m still stalking but I have climbed up into the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. I’ve always dreamed of an old wooden cottage as a weekend bolthole. Something just a little like this early 1900’s house with its modern barn like extension. Love the black exterior emerging from the verdant vines, the dark floors, the industrial meets colonial meets retro meets scandi vibe. It’s just a little rock and roll gypsy meets country town glamour. Link here while it lasts.
I’m stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale but it doesn’t feel like I’m really real estate stalking. I feel like I know this home so well. You see it belongs to stylist and writer Heather Nette King and I’ve lurked on her instagram account for years. (That doesn’t sound too creepy does it Heather?) It’s a beautiful family home full of character and colour, light and personality, just like I hope my own home will be when it finally emerges from its stalled renovations. Link here while it lasts.
I’m stalking one of the best streets in the Sydney suburb of Paddington but I’m not stalking its grand Victorian terrace houses. I’m stalking what at first glance is a small weatherboard cottage squeezed between its much bigger neighbours but appearances can be deceptive. Step through the unpretentious front door and a chic inner city home opens out before you. Just goes to show you definitely can’t judge a book by its cover. Link here while it lasts.
Our second real estate stalking takes us to Sydney and the inner city suburb of Paddington. It’s no secret that I love a Victorian-era terrace house and although this renovation has taken a decidedly modern turn there are still traditional elements to keep me happy. I’d love to see the bathroom in real life. Part of me loves the glass panels over the original sandstone in the shower but part of me also wonders how well it has been done. Are there dust bunnies gathering on rock ledges or salts frissing out of stone due to niggling leaks? Still it’s a cool idea. Link here while it lasts.
All prim and proper, solid and traditional out the front, slick and modern out the back. I’m stalking a renovated home in the Melbourne suburb of Malvern and it’s my favourite type of renovation … a sensitively restored facade with a fun open plan family addition to the back. A small back yard isn’t so much of a drawback when stylish landscaping and easy sight lines in and out through expansive doors and cleverly placed windows blur boundaries. Link here while it lasts.