This blog is my *virtual magazine* of stunning homes in Australia currently for sale. The homes are not necessarily perfect (like in a magazine shoot) so you need to forgive some obvious mistakes, and just enjoy seeing how others live, perhaps even take some inspiration from here n' there! (if you see your home here, take a bow because I search high and low before I finally decide to post a home for my blog!) THANKS FOR DROPPING BY...

09 March 2014

Its another Adelaide WOW home - Lovin that heritage style...

"Villa Adelfia" another Norwood 1890 Classic

General Features
  • Property Type:  House
  • Bedrooms:    5
  • Bathrooms:  2
Outdoor Features
  • Carport Spaces:  4
Yep, I'd be happy with this beautiful home, 
the decor is a bit drab, but that's just down to personal taste I guess.

This ad also had a video by the real estate agent...

Not too shabby...

I think the kitchen lets this house down a bit... too small?

AND Here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

"Villa Adelfia" C. 1890
A Grand Bluestone Queen Anne Villa of outstanding charm and beauty. Resort features include floodlit synthetic NS Tennis Court, large dry cellar, separate studio room and setting on private landscaped grounds of 1635 sq mts ( approx.). First offering in 20 years.

Please contact us to register for an inspection.

Homes of this calibre, size and amenity with future development potential (STCC) are coveted in Adelaide and are so rarely found in the vibrant, cosmopolitan Norwood precinct. The next custodians of this iconic property can provide their precious family with the benefits of living in an iconic, history laden estate, cocooned in a private and secure setting within an exciting near city location that offers the ultimate in convenience with the ability to walk to all shopping, educational, commuting, health, dining and entertainment services.

The poise and charm of this delightful home, sited on a corner block with side access is evident from your very first glimpse.

Preserving the character features of its Queen Anne styling with soaring ceilings, decorative cornices, stunning fireplaces, elaborate leadlight and wide arched hallway with Baltic timber floors, the home has been authentically extended and updated to offer a flexible floor plan perfectly suited to modern family living.

The entrance gallery with feature tile floor leads via an arched hallway past grand formal rooms such as the port room with a gorgeous bay window and fireplace, and a large formal dining room, no doubt the glorious scene of many a grand dinner party.

Standing proudly overlooking the light filled family room is the sleek modern white kitchen with an island breakfast bench with black granite tops, a Paul Bocuse double oven and a built in side-by-side Amana refrigerator with ice maker.

The adjoining casual meals room has sunny views of the floodlit all weather tennis court. This room flows through to a raised return verandah, from where your tennis friends can observe proceedings on the court while enjoying the setting sun over a glass of the wine of choice.

This sublime outdoor entertaining area also overlooks the soothing lawns and landscaped gardens with decorative European trees, ordered paths and garden beds, an Avocado tree and feature raised pond with fountain.

A large dry wine cellar with high clearance is accessed via an easy staircase, and can reliably house the collection of the most avid wine collector.

The glorious master bedroom features an impressive marble fireplace, plush carpets, romantic bay window with seat, a bright and spacious period styled ensuite bathroom, a walk-in robe plus a central make up/ perfume area fit for a movie star.

Three further double bedrooms with fireplaces offer flexibility for ample family accommodation or study activity.

An elevated coach house above the double carport provides the ideal retreat for teenagers or a bright lofty space to inspire an artist.

Standout features of this home:

- Charming bluestone return verandah villa on 1651 sq mtr allotment
- Floodlit NS synthetic tennis court
- Separate elevated coach house/ bedroom
- Mature landscaped grounds overseen by elevated verandahs for sophisticated outdoor entertaining
- Sleek modern kitchen with Paul Bocuse freestanding oven and granite tops
- Open fireplaces, ducted gas underfloor heating, and ducted cooling for year round comfort
- Large, dry connoisseur's wine cellar
- Corner block with dual street access, and development potential (STCC)
- Two large double carports/ storage area with auto electric gate access
- Bore with pump and filter and Ducted vacuum system
- Brilliant location just walking distance from cosmopolitan Norwood Parade cafe precinct, supermarket, restaurants, library and medical facilities.

Truly a generational opportunity to own one of Adelaide's most desirable properties, Peter and Eloise McMillan look forward to helping you with your enquiries

:) Kate

28 January 2014

Cute in Town - Paddington, Sydney

Small but I'll take it!

General Features
  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:1
  • Land Size:75 m² (approx)
Not too shabby,
I just loved the simple decor in this home,
small price too!

And here's the Master Plan!

Here's what the agent had to say about it!

Individual terrace style in top location
Exposed beams & bespoke finishes brings modern cool to this classic Paddington street. With an oversized courtyard for a terrace, the in/outdoor living is a touch of luxury.

* Valuable dual entry & side access
* Floorboards & warehouse features
* Period character, cathedral ceiling
* Sky-lit bathroom w/ internal laundry
* Gas kitchen w/ marble benchtops
* Opens to timber screened c/yard
* Acoustic glass, master w/ skylights,
* Abundant built-in storage, split a/c
* Front bed/study w/ own entrance
* A quintessential Paddington setting


30 December 2013

Potts Point Impressive!

Swanky New Home Behind old Facade

General Features
PRICE RANGE:   Over $3M approx
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms:    5
  • Bathrooms:  3
Outdoor Features
  • Carport Spaces:  2
 Ok, so I know there are a few lovelies in Potts Point,
but I do like a good reno!
The old front facade is a bit drab, 
and not congruent with the rest of the house,
but I really loved the use of timber in this home, 
against the white,
love it!


That looks pretty amazing!

 Love that grape coloured bathroom - its different! 

Here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Designed by acclaimed architect William Smart as a daring series of sunlit soaring spaces and confident forms with exquisite details, "Ilari" is a unique home of streamlined contemporary opulence. Respectfully retaining its Federation facade, the ingenious split-level layout seamlessly connects the flowing interiors to lavish outdoor entertaining terraces and stepped Zen gardens. With a fabulous steel/bronze staircase as the home's spiraling centre-piece, the jaw-dropping ambience and sophisticated simplicity celebrates the very essence of open plan indoor/outdoor living. Achieving a world-class fusion of old and new with a bespoke interplay of concrete, steel, glass, stone, timber and technology, this light-filled residence is a calm and tranquil private oasis in the leafy heart of Sydney's most fashionable, most densely populated cosmopolitan suburb.

* Generously sized, finished to perfection and ultra-versatile in functionality
* Positive energy flow is enhanced by creative design and soothing colours
* Large open formal living/dining with travertine verandah & a Juliette balcony
* Expansive casual living/dining with glass/oak walls, heated travertine floors
* Steel/Travertine/Corian eat-in kitchen, Miele gas appliances, abundant b/ins
* Master wing with huge bedroom, vaulted ceiling, juliette balcony, w/in robe
* Stunning marble master ensuite, double vanity, bath, double shower, sep wc
* Large study/sitting or guest room includes queen-size wall bed, ample b/ins
* Travertine deluxe second bathroom, separate int laundry is like a cocktail bar
* 3 additional large bedrooms (1 an attic retreat), superb circular third bathroom
* Wall to wall glass, towering ceilings, sliding walls, whitewashed timber floors
* Flooded with natural light, vast amount of bespoke storage throughout home
* Ducted air con, gas fireplace, video intercom, back to base alarm system
* Remote double garage (via rear lane), rainwater tanks for garden irrigation
* A strikingly beautiful home of easycare luxury & lockup-and-go convenience


2012 Interior Design Excellence Awards
Best Single Residential

2012 Belle Coco Republic Interior Design Awards
Best Residential Interior

:) Kate

07 November 2013

Lovely Brighton Traditional Home...

Rolvenden - From Average to Spectacular!

General Features
PRICE GUIDE:  $4 Million+
  • Property Type:  House
  • Bedrooms:     6
  • Bathrooms:    5

Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces:  3
 It's very tempting to go buy this house,
if not for money constraints, I probably would.

I said from "Average to Spectacular" in the heading
because if you go to the
website set up to show you the house 
You will see the old interiors, obviously
before they "staged" it to sell.

What an amazing transformation,
just for those who still weren't sure if the
houses were staged or not - now you'll see it in action!

And who hasn't had a dream of a garage like this,
I ask you!

Not too shabby eye!
Check out the lovely ceilings...

Click to Tweet HERE if you like it!

Hallway with potential, 
Perfect as is - either way - I love it!

Yep, that bedroom right there, I could move straight into!

 I think it's fair to summise they had gardners...

And Here's the Master Plan!

AND This is what the Agent had to say about it!

 Rolvenden - Circa 1888 - All Offers Invited!
This grand, private Victorian family estate offering separate guest house and stables, heated inground pool, spa and cabana is set in magnificent garden surrounds (land size 2017m2) and only a short walk to shops, restaurants, schools and the beach.

Featuring: Beautifully balanced rooms, excellent floor plan, high ceilings, original cornices and marble fire surrounds. Formal lounge, separate dining, huge kitchen/meals and informal sitting room opening to terrace, garden area and pool, 6 bedrooms, 4 with ensuite bathrooms and walk in robes/built in robes, main bathroom, hydronic heating, latest high tech security and data, 3 car garage and wine cellar. 

:)  Kate