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A girl can dream

Posted on Tue, 29 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

It looks pretty certain that with my husband’s new job (yay!) that we will be moving to the next city (not so yay!) in a few months. The house search starts all over again and in a new town, my old home town. Never thought I would be going back after I escaped left 30 years ago. One consolation though is that the real estate is cheaper and the place is full of gorgeous old timber homes. Today I’m stalking this home. Built in 1890 it oozes the old house charm I’m craving. Needs work though. Lots of painting, tweek the kitchen and bathroom, bring the garden back to life, fences, deck and of course it’s much more than we can afford right now. Do you think it can stay unsold for say… oooh… 8 to 10 months? Then we could just about do it 🙂 A girl can dream.

P.S. Because I really really want this house even if I can’t afford it and no one else can have it until I can here is the general link to the real estate site but no direct link…. wouldn’t want someone else to buy it! I know I’ve jinxed my dream already 😛

Stalking two for one

Posted on Tue, 8 Jun 2010 by midcenturyjo

Behind this beautifully restored Edwardian facade is a house with two personalities. There is little to forewarn you as you stalk on by this Hawthorn, Melbourne home. Through a purple door the original rooms of the house give a hint at an owner who, while respecting the past, embraces modern design… the chairs, a light here and there, the colours. But then as you break through to the rear of the house a second home awaits you. Clever and contemporary, sleekly modern and  definitely 21st century. But wait there’s more! The garden. OMG the garden! Did I say two for one? Make that three! If you need to ask the price you cannot of course afford it. It even has it’s own website for the sale.

Friday has already finished for me. I’m 14 hours ahead of Kim. Sweet bliss to be finished with a working week and now I’m off to eat too much curry at a favourite local restaurant. Yum! So please excuse me if I just put together a quick stalking post. I’m still wandering the streets of Paddington in Sydney. Peering through virtual windows and daydreaming about how I’d rearrange things, a bit more colour here, a few more cushions there, change the rugs and art, more art. I do love the large blue artwork in the family dining room though and could easily live with that courtyard. Dream on girl! Go on… what would you change? Is it perfect in its calmly elegant monotones or would you throw it all out and start again? Link here while it lasts.

House vs gallery

Posted on Thu, 13 May 2010 by midcenturyjo

This week’s real estate stalking sees me drooling over 4 storey Victorian mansion in St Kilda West, Melbourne. The house offers approximately 100 sqs of internal living, 6+ bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and magnificent formal and informal living zones retaining many original features – their words not mine. Located opposite St Kilda Pier and the beach and only a minute’s walk from Fitzroy and Acland Street. Stop it! I can’t take any more! But no they torture me with not only a vine covered facade but  the most amazing contemporary art collection. House vs gallery? There is no competition. If I had my way a house would always be a gallery as well. Link here while it lasts.


I couldn’t resist. When I find a new website it’s pillage and mayhem. Here are two more fabulous Swedish properties for sale through Eklund. The first a summer home on an island. Main house, pool, guest house and sauna out at the end of a jetty. Almost as stunning as the surrounds. Definitely house party material. The second home is a small apartment with clever use of space. A minimalist and well disguised kitchen (what do you think of the wall oven placement?), a large mirror to open up the space and a cool modern vibe. A perfect city pad especially if you knew the island home awaited you on weekends.

Here’s the weekday hang out 😉