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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 April 2010

A Point Piper Perspective

By the water!
Almost a mandatory requirement to these gorgeous expensive homes in NSW!


General Features
PRICE CATEGORY: Over $15 Million
  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Outdoor Features
  • Garage: 2
This is a great looking home. Not too busy, just a relaxing persepctive...
over the water. *sigh*


No obvious signs of the beautiful waters from the street entrance!


Such a wonderful bright perspective looking out over the water.


Looking back into the living area is a bit darker.
That may have something to do with...

...the dark kitchen - very sleek!

(I might add, I don't know that I'd be game to put an oven that low to the ground with little grashoppers like mine wandering around looking for things to open & shut all day!!!)


Not too shabby a view (almost seamless windows) to wake up to each day.
*sigh*





Views, views & more views...


AND here's what the Agent had to say about it!

Absolute Waterfront New Luxury Home with Superb Bridge & Harbour Views, Due North Aspect + 18m Heated Pool Epitomising Point Piper glamour with a position to rival Australia's best, this flawless new home is where sophisticated architecture embraces brilliant blue harbour views and the stunning waterfront setting offers the ultimate Sydney lifestyle. Visually breathtaking from the moment you enter, the home has been created with uncompromising luxury and craftsmanship. All major rooms blend seamlessly with the harbour, while the due North aspect provides a stunning interplay of natural light. An 18 metre (approx) heated pool at the harbour's edge, vast amounts of frameless glass, multiple sun-soaked terraces, heated marble floors, level lift access throughout and a huge array of luxury inclusions all add to this home's immense appeal. There are 4 master bedroom suites - all with hand crafted customised robes and beautiful heated marble bathrooms, powder room, premium Miele and CaesarStone kitchen with coffee maker, steamer, deluxe hob and walk-in pantry, marble laundry, effortless open plan living and dining room, kitchenette, bar and wine storage, ducted reverse air conditioning, full security system, automated indoor/outdoor blinds, awnings and shutters, direct internal access from double garage. At the northern most tip of the exclusive Point Piper peninsula, this home offers secure, low-maintenance living and the best of lock-up and go convenience.

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25 April 2010

St Kilda style by the beach

"Maison Blanche"

General Features
PRICE RANGE: $3.5-3.8 Million

  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Outdoor Features
  • Garage: 2
I love St Kilda West, and like Toorak, I have lived there for a while a few years back.
St Kilda West is close enough to St Kilda to walk to all the fashionable cafe's and bars, but far away enough to not notice the prostitutes and drug dealers. It's such a great place to live, across the road from the beach, as I was, and I know this street is one block away from the beach, so it wouldn't have hurt to to live in a home like this one!





They've put a butler's ceramic kitchen sink here (next to the fridge above), I love these kinds of sinks, but they are very rare in Aus...



I'm sorry, I just have no idea what this room is/was...
is it a gym? is it a reading room??? *sigh*


This would have been a very expensive house to renovate, but the quality is quite evident in rooms like the bathroom and kitchen...



One of my favorite movies is The Birdcage, starring Robin Williams - one of my Top 10 actually!
This home reminds of that movie, not sure why, it just does!


AND here's the Master Plan if you are so interested...


AND here's what the Agent said!


'Maison Blanche'
A CAPTIVATING SEASIDE RESIDENCE

GROUND FLOOR

Front Garden

A lush verdant tranquil garden setting replete with contemplation pond, mature banana & bangalow palms. A totally private and manageable space with a delightful aspect.

Entrance Hall

Feel welcome in this beautifully detailed entrance with slab honed Carrara marble floor and French oak front door and staircase trimmed with detailed ironwork.

Library-Study

Overlooking and opening onto the front garden this stunning space has an abundance of built in book shelves and detailed cabinetry. Lightly waxed Tasmanian oak flooring compliment the open fireplace and french doors which open outward to the front gardens patio space. Light the fire and nestle in with a good book.

Kitchen

The kitchen is a truly remarkable space located in the middle of the home and surrounded by courtyards. It services a peaceful sunlit breakfast area inside a conservatory bay window with gentle brook like running pond complete with goldfish. Kitchen floors, bench tops & splash backs are in large honed Cararra marble slabs, fully fitted walk-in pantry, steam oven, fan forced oven, built in wine fridge, dishwasher and two french porcelain sinks the main with insinkerator. A sophisticated, stylish and practical family kitchen.

Dining Room

Adjacent to the kitchen and benefitted by the same surrounding courtyards as the kitchen, family dinners and dinner parties will be a constant in this room. An emphasis on the informal here makes it a very usable and family friendly area; it is many rooms in one.

Family Room

This is the perfect family room, with views through the kitchen and dining room and back to the rear courtyard with its pool and spa, you can keep an eye on everything. Again lightly waxed oak floors and quality cabinetry work together to frame the french doors opening to the rear deck. Relax and put up your feet, there is so much here to enjoy.

Rear Courtyard

A comfortable and elegant entertaining area complete with 15m lap pool and built in spa. The whole area is beautifully decked in wide hardwood planks and provides open space for casual lounging and alfresco entertaining. Quality motorised overhead shades keep the area cool and protect the fair, built in garden beds compliment the structure and a built in gas BBQ completes the picture. You can be anywhere in the world here.

Double Garage

With utilities room and toilet the double garage at rear is accessed via a generous roadway and opens into the rear courtyard with studio guest room above. Your car will be happy here.

UPSTAIRS

Master Bedroom

The master bedroom is of generous proportions, it's aspect offers treetop views and diffused light. A wall of robes as well as a walk in dressing room lead to a stunning ensuite with spa bath, separate shower, toilet and vanity. The floors, walls and splash backs are all expertly finished in large slab honed Carrara marble, the work of a true artesian.

2nd & 3rd Bedrooms

These bedrooms with built in robes are perfectly quiet and serviced via a second master crafted bathroom with dual vanity, separate shower, separate toilet and sauna again surfaces in large slab honed Carrara marble.

Studio ~ 4th Bedroom

A recent addition to the home the studio offers further flexibility, luxurious guest accommodations, work out room/gym, or start your art career here, the space is stunning, with a private entry, lightly waxed Tasmanian oak floors and lofty ceilings. A very special space.

Price Guide: $3,500,000 - $3,800,000

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23 April 2010

Pensive Perth Living...

Swan River Glorious

General Features
PRICE RANGE: OVER $8 Million
  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Indoor Features
  • Study
  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Outdoor Features
  • Garage:4
  • Swimming Pool - Inground
  • Balcony
This is a beautiful home, obviously elegantly decorated by the home owners.
I like the feel of the home...


Luxury home on the water - check
Inground pool - check



I guess it's the way most rooms look out over the water that really appeals to me in this home...



Classic white kitchen.





Wouldn't this be a nice place to sit at the end of each day!


Nice little entertaining area too...



And I'll leave you with this thought...

AND here's what the Agent said!

TIMELESS ELEGANCE. ABSOLUTE BEACHFRONT
Truly a unique offering and one of Perths finest homes positioned on the very edge of the Swan River. Designed with timeless class and sophistication in mind, this residence is perfect for all seasons.
A sweeping staircase invites you into the homes main living level which enjoys an abundance of natural light and panoramic river vistas. The flowing living, dining and kitchen areas are afforded a stunning river backdrop and interact so harmoniously through bi fold doors with a fully equipped French inspired piazza which also commands river views. The ground level also features a separate activity or retreat room, laundry with combined craft area, wine cellar, lap pool and is surrounded by manicured gardens. The master suite is situated on the upper level of the home with its own balcony overlooking Melville Waters and affords the enjoyment of falling asleep to the sound of lapping water. It features a stunning contemporary ensuite and spacious his & her robes. Four double bedrooms and the home office are serviced by two separate bathrooms and powder room. The home offers four car garaging, security throughout and river access. Certainly for the most discerning buyer


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20 April 2010

Main Beach Marvel, QLD

Do you have a piano in your Kitchen?

General Features
PRICE CATEGORY: OVER $5 Million
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Garage: 3
Main Beach, on the Gold Coast, is the more elite area near Surfers Paradise.
So luxury homes, over $5 Million are common place...
here's one!


And of course, it backs onto Surfers Paradise beach!


And yes, that is a piano on the kitchen area!
That's sure to be a talking point, no doubt!


It has a quite rich feel to this home, for QLD!
I think it may be those parquetry floors...





And here's what the Agent said!

Ocean Isles Step straight onto the beach Perfectly situated in Main beach this position offers glorious ocean and beach lifestyle. One of only five luxury residences located on 1686m2 of absolute beachfront land this is a golden opportunity to own one of the best beach homes on the Gold Coast. The finish throughout is simply outstanding from the opulent living areas to the exquisite home office and sandstone outdoor entertaining areas. You can enjoy this fabulous beachfront lifestyle whilst only being a short walk from cafes restaurants and yacht club. Our vendors have bought elsewhere and are serious about selling so if you are looking for a luxury beachfront property than this could be for you. 3 Huge ensuited bedrooms plus customized office Vogue kitchen with walk-in butler pantry Huge home theatre/ family room 3 security car parks with storage Over 680m2 of living and entertaining Own private heated pool, spa, BBQ and alfresco dining Walk to shops, cafes and restaurants Patrolled and surfing beaches at your door step

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