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...

27 December 2009

Another Brighton Beauty

"St Minver" a Contemporary Romantic

Property Summary

Category: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Garage: Double
Close to: Melbourne: 10km (direct line)
What a classy facade!
This home must be even better in person...

I think this traditional paving is absolutely gorgeousl...

And inside the colours are soft, almost feminine...
Just Beautiful to me! Have a look at the gorgeous dining room wall feature below...

Beautiful timber floors, it's advertisement doesn't list a price for sale, I'm guessing around $6 Million Big Ones!

There's that splash of red I've been seeing around lately in bedrooms I love - maybe I'd better do that
in my own bedroom now!

AND What did the Agent have to say about it!

“St Minver” - Gracious Golden Mile living

This is gracious living on the Golden Mile’s most charming tree-lined boulevard, renovated with a fine appreciation for the detail that makes these substantial period originals so desirable on land approx 1002sqm/10,785sqft. This five bedroom plus library-sized home-office, 4 bathroom home showcases fine formal rooms including a full-width lounge opening to a deep front verandah above broad lawns, and a sophisticated dining room – each with a sandstone fireplace.

Designed to fit a family, casual living flows from a lounge area featuring a fireplace faced full-height with Victorian limestone, to a dining area with french doors to paved pool-side gardens set with a dual-heated, glass-fenced pool.

Accommodation is equally family-wise, with a fine first-floor master-suite featuring dual WIRs (one beautifully fitted and size as a full dressing-room with bay-window-seat), plus an flexible fifth bedroom complete with sitting-area and ensuite in a separately accessed wing – perfect to serve as guest or nanny quarters or as accommodation for dependent in-laws or independent children.

Finished with an eye to enduring quality, this elegant home features a rich mix of Australian hardwood floors and fine stones including specially-imported Northern Italian granite for the Smeg kitchen, Victorian limestone for the bathrooms, and sandstone fireplaces for the formal rooms.

Appointed to beyond-prestige specifications (with zoned sound system servicing internal living and outdoor entertaining areas, ducted zoned reverse-cycle air-conditioning/heating, ducted vacuum, video-intercom, alarm and 15,000L underground –water-storage), the home also includes family-wise touches including fitted wine-cellaring, bedroom roof-storage and through-access double garage with pool-facility WC.

Set behind auto-gates just a three minute stroll from the beachfront, this is pure Golden grace.


A Gorgeous Glenhaven Home

Architecturally Styled 25mins from Sydney

Property Summary

Category: House
Building: 1486.40sqm (160.01 squares) (approx)
Bedrooms: 8
Bathrooms: 6
Garage: 12
Land: 1.21ha (3.00 acres) (approx)
Close to: Sydney: 25km (direct line)
This home caught my eye because of the detail, and the style.
Inside, it's beautiful...

This is a nicely styled space, considering the size!

I think the kitchen is stunning, simple yet complex...
You can kinda sense an architect (female!) has had a say in this home.

The bedroom looks so relaxing to me.

It's set on three acres and is currently on the market looking for expressions of interest over $5 Million Buckeroos!

Not too shabby aye!

AND What did the Agent say about it?

Opulent Living

Architected by renowned designer Heather Buttrose, this landmark home has every conceivable luxury set on a 3 acre rural estate enjoying a private location in one of the Hills district most exclusive streets bordering Glenhaven and Dural. A magnificent estate and only 25 minutes from Sydney C.B.D, 5 minutes to Castle Hill shopping centre, within close range to all Hills private schools..

Endless features to this magnificent property include;
* Palatial master suite with dressing room
* Grand formal and informal entertaining rooms
* Alfresco dining, outdoor entertaining areas with fireplace & gas BBQ
* 25m lap pool
* Magnificent Macassar ebony kitchen
* Laundry with drying room
* 3,000 bottle wine cellar with antique Chinese doors
* Ducted split system air conditioning
* Under-floor heating in all bathrooms and guest WCs
* Dumbwaiter (lift) from the garage to the kitchen.
* Hinuera volcanic stone flooring
* Wide recycled Blackbutt floorboards are utilized throughout.
* Games/media pavilion & billiard room and mezzanine level for the gym
* A self contained loft-style home office pavilion
* Self contained staff/guest accommodation
* Security parking for twelve cars plus visitor parking.

Create your own idyllic lifestyle in this unique residence with fantastic family living, grand entertaining set on a private and secluded setting.


Sensational Soverign Islands

Resort Style Queensland

Property Summary

Category: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Garage: 6
Close to: Brisbane: 59km (direct line)
Features: Inground Pool, Alarm, A/C, Built-In Wardrobes, Garden, Secure Parking, Formal Lounge, Separate Dining, Terrace/Balcony, Intercom
As you may or may not realise, I keep this blog because I dream of one day living in a home not dissimilar to the ones I put in this blog. This home is no exception, if I lived in Queensland, there is no doubt I'd end up in a home resembling this (in my dreams anyway...)

I reckon a lot of thought and work went into this outdoor area, look at the finer details!

Imagine a living room like this everyday? You can have it if you can afford the asking price of $5.8 Million Big Ones!

I love the way you look out over the water from the kitchen, isn't this the best living possible?

AND what did the agent say about it!

Resort Inspired Mansion on a Remarkable Broadwater Position


  • Inground Pool, Alarm, A/C, Built-In Wardrobes, Garden, Secure Parking, Formal Lounge, Separate Dining, Terrace/Balcony, Intercom
On the cul-de-sac end of Hampton Court lays this serenely beautiful residence superbly positioned on the Broadwater delivering wide open water views & stunning open-plan living that combined & capture total ambience. A Paul Clout inspiration, designed embracing unique architecture, exceptional quality finishes throughout & signature water features flowing indoor & outdoor making this home your own private oasis.

The home consists of 5 luxurious ensuited bedrooms each with their own private balcony overlooking the water, multiple open-plan living spaces including an exquisite gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances & scullery.

Floor to ceiling timber stacking doors facilate the seamless indoor/outdoor living, private tranquil courtyard adjoining a separate media room on one side & absolute Broadwater frontage on the other. A majestic masterpiece with open Broadwater water views from every aspect creating that experience of living on a boat!

Entertain on the expansive waterfront entertaining area with tropical landscape surrounds and a beautiful resort-style pool on the waters edge with breathtaking views of the Hinterland, Coomera River & Hope Island.

Further features such as basement parking for 6-8 cars, ducted air-conditioning & Vaccumaid, full concrete construction, intercom & security system further compliment this extravagant residence!


24 December 2009

Did someone say a "Castle"?

A Castle in South Australia, Basket Range to be precise!

Property Summary
Category: House
Bedrooms: 16
Bathrooms: 16
Garage: Double
Land: 1.16ha (2.87 acres) (approx)
Close to: Adelaide: 16km (direct line)
I just had to do this post about a castle in SA that is currently for sale for just under $4 Million Big Ones!

Yes, you could call this place home!

OK, now brace yourself, because inside is not going to win the design style of the year, remember this post is about the "Castle", the amazing castle...

It currently provides living quarters and reception facilities for weddings etc, and some rooms (ie units) for guest accommodation.

Not a bad little alfresco tho!

With it's own chapel!

AND what did the Agent have to say!

"CAMELOT CASTLE" - An Adelaide Hills / South Australian Icon

An Adelaide Hills / South Australian Icon of huge proportions, some 3,000sqm of building, on 1.165ha / 2.87 Acres.

Embracing two fully equipped function centres with kitchens, plus licensed dining rooms, 12 motel units plus Bachelors pad and separate private living quarters.

Extensive landscaped grounds and on-site parking, plus a wonderful intimate wedding chapel.

Please note: this property which has been operating since 1972, is being offered for the value of the land and improvements only - the Vendors are retiring.

Huge potential with many business facets on offer - indeed opportunities abound.

PLEASE NOTE: Vendor Finance available up to 70% of purchase price - Interest only for up to 2 years on a Registered 1st Mortgage @ 7.25% (conditions apply).