Two facades two very different houses. Both with a neutral colour story, both with the warmth of timber balanced by stone. I’ve been stalking again but I can’t make up my mind which one I like more. I love the period features of the second home, the warren of rooms but I love the retro modern vibe of the first. Exposed trusses, rich plank walls, clean modern lines. Dilemma isn’t it! Fortunately I can afford neither. Phew! Links here and here while they last.
Hope you all had a fabulous Easter weekend spent with family and eating great food and lots of chocolate (like Jo). I spent the last half of it with a really REALLY bad stomach virus that was passed around to most members of my immediate family. Good times. I haven’t eaten since dinner Saturday so I’m hoping my appetite comes back (maybe not full force though!). That being said I’m a bit behind in my blog research but I did manage to find a classic Swedish flat that I really like for it’s ethnic and modern touches, loads of comfort and great built-in storage (via Lagerlings).
And it’s all about the outside. A simple, minimalist interior in a house that throws open its walls and plays second fiddle to the great outdoors. What a pool. Those palm trees… swoon. Gently sloping green green grass and the star of the show, rainforest hemming in on all sides. All this anchored by stone walls and gravel courtyards. I’d quibble that the house needs a few more personal touches, some spectacular art but then how can you argue with that view. And all of this is in one of the most beautiful places in the world, Byron Bay, Australia. Sometimes real estate stalking takes my breath away. Here while the link lasts.
I’ve been stalking again and have found a warehouse in Sydney. I’m in two minds though. I love many things about this conversation and others just don’t do it for me. The intimate spaces are fabulous. That bathroom is so much fun and has just the right amount of glamour. I love the room with the red couch. Is it because of its smaller scale? The open living areas are spectacular but the bells aren’t ringing for me I’m afraid. Is it the styling? Are the real estate photos that conform to the real estate mantra of get it all in shot, don’t miss a well apppointed thing the problem? If a good photographer and a clever stylist controlled the shoot would I be “ooohing” and “aaahing”? My favourite spots in this house – the roof top garden with hints of the historic facade and the wine cellar carved from the sandstone beneath. Just lock me in the cellar and throw away the key. It will be a noble death! Here while the link lasts.
I couldn’t stay away. I just had to go stalking through Swedish real estate sites. From Alvhem Mäkleri & Interiör – the look is almost their brand. White floors, cute accessories, the pop/splash/flash/dash and dollop of colour, a classic scandi piece or two and the obligatory pair of discarded fashionable shoes and dress on the hanger. The story that the styling tells lures you in. You want the lifestyle as much as the apartment. If you could you’d buy this home, live this life. Mission accomplished.