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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...

29 January 2010

Swan River front home in Perth

Another Gorgeous Dalkeith home

Property Summary

Category: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Garage: Double
Land: 1129.00sqm (approx)
Close to: Perth: 8km (direct line)
Dalkieth must be a beautiful part of inner Perth (I think around 10mins from the city), I find quite a few gorgeous homes around there, and I loved this home which had a genuine provincial feel to it...


I'm noticing these kind of "grand" entry doors more and more, they are obviously the new "in thing"!!

And this is what you see when you enter this home,
I really like this elegant feel.


And here is the most wonderful living room I've seen in ages... How great is that blue, you know what I'm talking about!


Oh and that view...



Funnily enough, the owners did not make the fixtures & fittings provincial (eg. very industrial style kitchen)
but the decor completely deceives you...



The owners of this lovely home are looking for around $8.8 Million Big Ones!






I loved the curtain application in this home...







What a cute idea, shutters to your ensuite,
I might do that in my new home here...

This is perfection to me, I think if you can decorate your main bathroom to this extent, you are kicking goals because if you actually look at the bathroom fixtures (eg loo, basin) they are fairly plain and simple, it's the large mirror and decor that gives it the style... very crafty actually!


Ok, this laundry is no Sarah Richardson laundry, but it's a good size, clean lines and with all the mod cons, did I say "good size"!!!


AND here's the Master Plans...




AND What did the Agent say about the home!

Dream Home By The River

Effortless style and elegance radiate from every corner of this beautiful family home. Located in a quiet Dalkeith cul-de sac, it offers a serene lifestyle against the picturesque backdrop of the Swan River.

Light, fresh and luxurious throughout, golden timber floors, soft white walls, high ceilings and elegant glass-panelled doors accentuate the home’s spacious design. Antique French timber doors welcome you on entry, providing just a taste of the imaginative range of styles artfully combined throughout the interior.

The formal living and dining rooms are on the ground floor, together with an open plan state-of-the-art kitchen and informal meals area. To embrace the sweeping views, the fourth wall of each of these rooms has been removed, allowing the stunning vista to spill in from outside. A huge sunroom stretches the entire length of the property, the perfect place to sit and watch the boats sail by. This level also has a two large bedrooms plus a living room (or study/bedroom) and two immaculate bathrooms.

Upstairs, the sumptuous master suite has a glamorous marble bathroom and huge windows with white shutters which can be retracted to maximise the glorious views. An additional room, currently a studio, could be used as a nursery or study. The property also has a separate annexe comprising a bedroom, bathroom and living area, offering a sense of privacy whilst retaining all the comforts of the main house.

At the rear, a secluded courtyard with Balinese pavilion is perfect for shady relaxation, and a charming decking area at the front of the property is ideal for entertaining whilst enjoying the sweeping river panorama below

It is a privilege to offer this exquisite home, superbly located in prestigious Dalkeith, close to everything and with gorgeous river views. Altogether a very desirable combination and an exciting opportunity!


WOWEE

25 January 2010

Daylesford Dreaming

PORCUPINE RIDGE ESTATE

Property Summary

Category: House
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Energy Efficiency Rating: 0.0
Close to: Ballarat: 39km (direct line)
Bendigo: 64km (direct line)
Melbourne: 88km (direct line)
NOTE:
As my internet provider gives only limited download capacity in my area (crap levels) at a VERY high cost (we pay over $200pm for our internet service here) I can't do as many posts for this blog as I used to, I hope to change that in the future!!!

This home built in 1863 is "country" all the way - but I still loved it...
I think it's the internal colours!


The timber lined ceilings are a bit scary tho!



OK, it's not the fanciest home I've blogged about, but I have the feeling that this place would be amazing in real life... (as opposed to the blogosphere!)


Pretty good views of Daylesford, about an hour out of Melbourne, the most gorgeous place to visit, with it's beautiful town main street.




This home is currently on the market for over $2 Million Big Ones.



AND here's the Master Plan...



And here's what the Agent said about it!

PORCUPINE RIDGE ESTATE One of the most significant historic properties in rural Victoria. 127 acres (51.4ha) of fantastic undulating country and a magnificent bluestone residence Circa 1863 with subsequent additions in the 1880's and 1989. Today the homestead is approximately 60sq and boasts some amazing features including an impressive entrance hall with marbles floors, 1840's French Walnut mantle and original French light fittings. Magnificent formal rooms beneath six metre vaulted ceilings adjoin an outdoor entertaining area offering panoramic views. There are 5 bedrooms, 2 large beautifully appointed bathrooms, informal dining and living areas, a large study/library and wine cellar with a 2000 bottle capacity. The homestead is complimented by superbly architectured grounds, tennis court, further accommodation with a self contained two storey barn and two self contained cottages. There is extensive infrastructure including stables, menage, bluestone barn, workshop, cattle yards and sensational water with dams and bore. Porcupine Ridge is approximately 10 minutes from Daylesford and 1½ hours from Melbourne. A magnificent lifestyle property. The latest series of the "The Saddle Club" has been filmed at Porcupine Ridge Estate and this series is currently seen Saturdays mornings on Channel 9.

WOWEE

16 January 2010

Potts Point mini palatial palace...

Another Million Dollar Sydney Penthouse
(no shortage of them these days!)

Property Summary
Category: Apartment
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Garage: Triple
This little penthouse is currently asking for expressions of interest on the market for around $8-10 Million Big Ones!



I like this room, I particularly like the fact, that despite this apartment being a $10 Million penthouse, it has a simple timber bookshelf for photos. I find that really classy, much more so than an expensive marble built in etc...



I wonder how hot these rooms get in summer (specially Sydney's summers!)... I guess it doesn't matter, you'd just turn on the cooling!



Look at those huge urns on the balcony - wowza!!!
Love em'
In fact I'm loving the whole bedroom, the colour on the wall, the painting, the simply furnishings, the view,
and of course, the urns!



I thought for an apartment alfresco area, it was great to see detailing even in the ceiling of the alfresco sitting area!



As expected, with a penthouse, the views are quite extensive and being so close to the Sydney CBD, you see The Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, city skyline etc...

very nisch indeed!


AND here's the Master Plan if it interests you!


AND What Did the Agent Say About It!

CONSUMMATE LUXURY WITH WORLD CLASS PANORAMIC VIEWS OF SYDNEY'S HARBOUR CITY

A seamless interplay of limestone, wall to wall glass and ultimate wow factor views - this oversized skyhouse commands 320 degree views of the Opera House, Bridge, Sydney Harbour, The Heads, Botany Bay and CBD. Wrapped around by a northerly huge private entertaining garden-terrace, the flexible indoor outdoor layout is simply the best.

Penthouse lobby and elegant foyer lead to: large main living room, sitting/TV room, breakfast area, granite Miele gas kitchen, opulent master retreat (ensuite, walk in robe), formal dining or 3rd large bedroom, int ldry, ducted air con, gas fireplace, heated floors and surround sound. Offering pet friendly living atop one of the most prized buildings, it's a secure lift ride from triple security parking, 24 hour concierge, pool, gym and high fashion dining/shopping options. Perfection!

~ Perfect level access via choice of 2 security elevators from main security vestibule and from triple security parking with private lockup storage units
~ This sophisticated modern security building is renowned as one of Mirvac's finest
~ The grand penthouse lobby and reception foyer set the tone to glamourous living
~ Magnificent 320 degree views sweep across boat filled Elizabeth Bay and Rushcutters Bay to the Heads and out to the ocean, then across the Lower North Shore and beyond the city skyline to the Blue Mountains and all the way south to Botany Bay
~ Large main living room includes fabulous domed ceiling to bay fronted dining zone
~ Separate large formal dining room was originally a 3rd bedroom & can easily revert
~ Limestone guest powder room
~ Limestone main bathroom includes deep bath and separate shower
~ Master ensuite includes double vanity, corner spa bath and separate shower
~ Abundant built in storage throughout the ultra flexible floorplan
~ Natural light floods into all major rooms
~ Most rooms open directly to enormous wraparound terrace complete with fountain, built in gas bbq and established landscaping with watering system
~ Oversized kitchen includes granite benchtops and breakfast bar, integrated Miele dishwasher, stainless steel Miele gas cooktop, oven, rangehood, walk in pantry
~ Elegantly integrated colour scheme
~ Security system, audio visual intercom


WOWEE