A Georgian house. A teeny tiny Georgian house. Just those first two windows wide. They call it a “pied a terre” on the real estate website. Two bedrooms, two floors, elegant french style interiors, high ceilings, painted timber floors, two fireplaces, slate roof and sandstock exterior walls. Why am I so excited? I love Georgian buildings, something about their spare, elegant lines but they are so rare in Australia. After all the British colonised this country only in 1788 and Sydney was a rough and ready town well into the first quarter of the 19th century. These little gems are so rare. A truly beautiful little house in a superb suburb. Mind you it may not have been such elegant living in the early 1800s. Maybe my love of Georgian is from a romanticised and sanitised 21st century perspective. Still it’s so cute I just want to pinch it’s little house cheeks!
TGIF! Oh what a week. Definitely not one I’d like to repeat. Thank goodness for online real estate stalking to take my mind off icky illness and mounting piles of work. In my imagination I’m opening the front door of this Balmain terrace in Sydney, dropping my keys in the bowl and making a bee line to the fridge for a cold glass of white wine. I’ll turn, take in the calm of my home and sigh. My imaginary life is so lovely!
The other day a reader named Bo sent us this link to a black and white home on a Swedish real estate site. I thought it was a cool pad, but then while perusing the site I came across this home that really got me going. I LOVE the location, the open layout, the fresh colour scheme, the whitewashed wide plank hardwood, the grey trim, the black Smeg, the viewwwwww…….(thx Bo!)
Real estate stalking in Sydney with this sophisticated take on contemporary design. Elegant and understated with impeccable taste. It’s a modern take on luxury. Quality that doesn’t scream “I cost a fortune”. Architect is William Zuccon of Dods and Zuccon. (Can a stalker be restrained? Restrained in her taste not by the courts!) Link here while it lasts.
The old adage is true especially if this “fisherman’s shack” is in your price range. OMG the view, the boathouse, the wonderful retro vibe of the main house. If you buy this for $4 million (yes! that’s not a typo) please spend a little more on the interiors (or employ a better photographer AND a stylist for the next photo shoot) to make the dream complete. I can tell you I won’t be the new owner! Just a little too out of my price range. Link here while it lasts.
This post has been brought to you by sunny Australia where it’s warm and wonderful. Sorry all those under a blanket of thick wet snow. I’m so cruel 😉