I’m exhausted. Exhausted but excited! But first things first. Isn’t this the cutest sandstone cottage? A mix of traditional 1880 house and contemporary refurbishment. I’m stalking in Paddington in Sydney so no need to ask the price because 99.998% of us won’t be able to afford it! Still we can dream. (Link here while it lasts.)
And the reason for my excitement? We signed on a house today! 1860 brick and cedar two storey house with original brick separate kitchen. Four fireplaces, well two in the main rooms, one in the kitchen with a wood burning stove and a tiny one in the tiny stables at the back. I have dozens of photos. Let’s call them the befores as there is a lot of work to do but I still have to upload them and I’m exhausted, physically and emotionally. In a good way of course. I’ll let you know when I have the photos done. I’ll even bore you with them on my page. Need a scotch and to put my feet up. Enjoy this house instead because at the moment mine is no where near as grand 🙂
I had every intention of featuring a fabulous interior designer or a cool photographer today but I’ve been a bad girl and lingered too long over lattés and coffee cake with two blogger friends today. I’ve just rushed in the door and all I want to do is put my feet up and relax. It’s exhausting chatting for hours and hours. So a stalking post it is today! No need to write wonderful prose about this and that. Just wack up the pictures and say “wow”. Talk about not what you expected from the facade! The link to this Woollahra is here while it lasts.
It’s Sunday and I know that Kim does a flickr post on Sundays but she’s off busily being married and I have a real hangover from the copious amount of real champagne I scoffed at my virtual wedding reception I held at my house. So please forgive me if I’m a little slack and offer just this humble stalking post. I really love this worker’s cottage in Balmain in Sydney. Love the storage in the dining room, love the back yard, love the exterior colour and the white picket fence. What I’d really love though would be to see this place photographed by someone who really understood the space not just someone who wanted to show every square meter for real estate photos. Still cute though!
“A brilliant factory conversion complimented by an enormous garden oasis creates a unique, versatile and totally captivating city-edge living experience. Fashioned into two distinct residences offering flexible accommodation options, both highlight the rustic architecture of the original building along with contemporary design elements, each featuring two bedrooms, bathroom and additional powder room, enormous open-plan living/dining area complimented by a quality kitchen and full-sized laundry plus separately metered services and ducted heating systems. Enchanting full-length garden provides a blissfully private outdoor environment with vine-laden pergolas, immaculate landscaping.” Sound like a real estate agent’s spiel? It is. I lifted the copy straight from the listing. I had to because all I am capable of saying is “Yum yum yum… want… need” then become speechless over the number of Grant Featherston chairs in these homes. I must stop stalking. It’s bad for my health. I have raised blood pressure from all the envy. Decisions, decisions. Which one would I live in? Both 😉 Link to this North Fitzroy home here while it lasts.