Hi everybody! We’re still here. The new blog is coming along just fine. We’re tidying up and fine tuning. What a job to move 11 years of content from one platform to another. Phew! Almost there. In the meantime lets enjoy a little real estate stalking in the salubrious Sydney suburb of Woollahra. Colour, fabulous art, historic home, modern living, leafy green courtyard and great location. It even has the current “it” chair in Australia, the Malawi chair welcoming you on the front veranda. Link here while it lasts.
Hallelujah I’ve found another church to stalk! Long time readers will know that Kim and I love a good church conversion. There is something about the challenge of doing justice to what is the often imposing, original architecture and accommodating the needs of modern living. On the outside today’s offering is a sombre red brick edifice from the 1890s. Inside fresh and contemporary open-plan living merges with heavy old church doors and arches. Link here while it lasts.
We’re stalking a family house in the Melbourne suburb of Northcote, a house of two halves, old and new. You’d never know from its weatherboard cottage facade that behind is a light-filled, contemporary open plan home perfect, as you can see from the photos, for a young family. Inside and out meld seamlessly through sliding glass doors, extending the living space out into the courtyard garden. Stylish and kid friendly. Link here while it lasts.
I’m stalking in Sydney’s Surry Hills, hip, happening and as close as you can get to the centre of everything. Welcome to one of the four penthouses in this boutique redevelopment of the iconic Griffiths Teas building. Only recently completed, it appears this warehouse style apartment has been staged for sale but that’s OK. If you can manage to scrape together the guide price of $3,500,000 it’s good to know that you might just have a few dollars left to purchase that IKEA PS-2017 corner easy chair to occupy pride of place in your new living room. I guess most of your spare change though might have to go towards window treatments in the bedroom and bathroom but, hey, you might like being an exhibitionist as well as a trophy real estate collector. Link here while it lasts.
Drum roll please … my first stalking post for the year! I’m in the inner Sydney suburb of Darlinghurst stalking an old mechanics garage converted by SJB. Black and white with luxury touches of marble, a dramatic vertical garden wall and old steel windows. Stylish contemporary warehouse living a stone’s throw from the CBD and only $2.7million. Link here while it lasts.