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Stalking my dream home?

Posted on Thu, 2 Nov 2017 by midcenturyjo

A Gothic Revival facade that dates from 1873, a modern extension by Austin Maynard Architects and an amazing garden. I think I might just have found my dream home. A few tweaks to the furniture and artwork and I’d move in in a heartbeat. Shame I’ll never be able to afford it. Ah well that’s what stalking is for! You’ll find the link to this Northcote, Melbourne home here while it lasts.

P.S. You must watch the video. It shows you so much more of this wonderful house.

It’s almost de rigueur to have a pool in Australia. Well if not a strict rule then a definite want. The idea of spilling out of an open plan family living/dining/kitchen area to an al fresco entertaining space beside a pool is top of our wish list. My wish list would be complete if there was also a heritage building attached. An inner-city Sydney suburb would sweeten the deal. Something a little like this Paddington house. I don’t even have to live in the house. Perhaps they’ll let me take up residence in the studio at the end of the garden. Link here while it lasts.

Stalking on a Saturday

Posted on Sat, 21 Oct 2017 by midcenturyjo

In Amsterdam no less. I’m stalking a stunning, zen-like apartment with roof terrace. Restrained yet luxurious, it is part of a redevelopment by the Collective Studio, a collaboration of developers, designers, artists and brokers. You can see more here including pictures of the space at night. (Thanks for the tip off Dave!)

It’s another case of stalking déjà vu. Architecturally designed homes we have featured previously on the blog seem to be hitting the market. Today I’m stalking this Brunswick East house by Melbourne-based architectural studio Multiplicity. If I remember correctly I was quite taken by the storage system in the kitchen. (You can see it in its architect’s portfolio life here.) Now it’s even more fabulous with its “styling for sale” by inside story, the latest collaboration between Lynda Gardener and Belle Hemming. Love, love, love the Grant Featherstone Numero modular chairs in the lounge area. I’m biased though because I have the same ones. Link for this wonderful heritage cottage and its ultra-modern extension here while it lasts.

Today I’m stalking in the Melbourne suburb of Surrey Hills. Just a simple Edwardian home chock full of period features with a modern open-plan extension and the obligatory pool. Think leadlight windows and fretwork transoms, fireplaces and generously sized rooms. Everything is in a very restrained neutral palette, elegant, refined, period perfection as you would expect from a tastefully restored historic home but then… welcome to the 21st century family livingin the new addition. The perfect merge of old and new. Link here while it lasts.