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...

30 June 2010

Port Melbourne Beach & Views

Living the Life...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $6 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 6
Outdoor Features
  • Garage: 4
Sometimes when i see these homes I wonder to myself
"what kind of person lives here, who are they?"
I rarely find out, occasionally news of the property sale is in our paper
and they discuss the owners, usually business owners,
but that's no shock!

I wonder who owns this home, it's fantastic...

The views of Port Melbourne beach are amazing!

The kitchen looks like a modern Port Melb bar!

I guess this is the creative room!

Even the lap pool has views!

And here's the Master Plan!
AND here's what the Agent said!

Live beautifully in this magnificent four story beachfront property. Executed to unprecedented standards, this is a home beyond comparison. Set over four levels with every detail of luxurious living thought through. Tranquil, timeless, impeccable. Bold and intoxicating interiors blend with elegant understatement creating both clean and simple lines and textured luxe. Externally, a timber, copper and zinc facade has been designed to mellow and age with grace against the sea spray and stormy theatre of Port Phillip Bay. Inspired by the lyricism, balance and harmony of the piano, the highly regarded SJB Architects have orchestrated a result that is virtuosic. Positioned on Melbourne's most sought after boulevard, an endless horizon, a Turner sunset, a balloon dappled sunrise; an extraordinary life is here to be lived.


28 June 2010

"Kennebunkport" at Eagle Bay

Beach House Style...

General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $6 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Land Size: 2274 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Balcony
  • Deck

I've seen this house on the property for a while now,
obviously not easy to sell, perhaps that is price related!
Anyway, it is a lovely family home by the beach,
so I wanted to share some pics of it.

It appears they normally feed a large group!

I imagine this is a well loved, well used home
by all the belongings around the home...

Lovely feature cabinet.

All the bedrooms are quite romantic...

I really like the simplicity of this twin room.

Always nice to live near a beach...

AND here's what the Agent says!

Named after the historical harbour resort in Maine, U.S.A., "Kennebunkport" is the quintessential holiday home - with absolute frontage to Blue Beach and gorgeous ocean views as far as the eye can see.
A tree-lined driveway leads past a tennis court and two-storey annexe to the blue shuttered main house - strongly reminiscent of Newport, Rhode Island. The understated exterior gives no indication of the surprising space, style and quality of the interior of the house. The master suite comprises a beautiful large bedroom, 2 studies, sitting room, bathroom and private balconies with glimpses of the sea.
The annexe is a two storey building with a self-contained apartment on the ground floor with a private entrance, and another apartment on the upper level, connected to the main house above the port cochere. This apartment has an enormous deck and can be entered separately via an outside staircase or from the upper level of the main house.
The central living room has an open fireplace and French doors leading onto a terrace facing the ocean, and the huge country style kitchen can easily seat twelve for meals.
This amazing house was solidly and expertly built with enormous attention to detail and a high standard of materials. So much more than just a beach house, "Kennebunkport" was created with one thing in mind - to provide a comfortable, relaxing, fun holiday home for the enjoyment of family and friends in one of the most exclusive beachside locations in Western Australia. With this great house and the Indian Ocean just metres away, it is safe to say that this aim has been happily achieved.


26 June 2010

Sensational Sanctuary Cove...

Gold Coast, QLD style
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $7.75 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 9
Indoor Features
  • Ensuite: 6
  • Ducted Vacuum System
  • Indoor Spa
  • Study
  • Ducted Heating
  • Ducted Cooling
Outdoor Features
  • Garage: 4
  • Swimming Pool - Inground
My all time favorite Queensland playground,
with golf, cafes, pubs - good weather all year round!

This home is located at "The Point" in the Sanctuary Cove
exclusive gated residential area.

Ok, the interiors of this home is a bit Versace...
C'est la vie!

Love wallpaper in bedrooms right now...

With your own jetty of course!

AND here's what the Agent said!


Known as The Point quite simply this is one of the finest properties at Sanctuary Cove and the 55 meter water frontage is the catalyst for The Point offering the finest views of The Coomera River and Sanctuary Cove Marina. The interior design is stunning. The sumptuous Calcutta marble floor and staircase provides a backdrop for rooms that are as individual as they are stylish. Rich wallpapers and drapes are prominent throughout the interior and add a real sense of elegance, style and class. The exterior offers a range of lifestyle options including two jetties at either end of a large timber wharf. A covered outdoor area adjoining the pool provides a wonderful retreat during those warm summer night. 6 ensuited King bedrooms. Bathrooms feature glass mosaic tiles and European fittings. Media Room,Gym, study, library, sitting rooms his and hers dressing rooms, spa. Headland position located at the end of a cul de sac. A double allotment allowing a 55m water frontage and 2 pontoons. Ducted air conditioning, surround sound, vacumaid. 4 Car plus 3 Buggy garaging. The Sustainability Declaration for this property can be viewed by contacting the Agent.


23 June 2010

Oh dear Adelaide...

Six top beautiful sandstone "exteriors" currently on the market!

Tonight, whilst plowing through Adelaide homes, trying to find that special one to blog about, I fell in love with so many of the Adelaide sandstone homes. So I just blogged a few of their exterior shots. If you want to see the inside of the homes, click on each link separately.


The first home is at Unley Park,
currently on the market for over $3 Million,

beautiful renovation and restoration work!

Shame that fence is there really, hiding it!

15 beautiful hectares with full vineyards, 25 mins from Adelaide city,
this heritage property in Hahndorf is
currently on the market for $2.45 Million.

There, can you see the homestead way up
on the hill overlooking the vineyard?

Padthaway Estate (in Padthaway) with original 1847 stone cottages.
Above is the 1882 sandstone residence, fully renovated,
all set on 45 hectares of vineyards and winery.
This estate is on the market for $4.5 Million.

Pretty fabulous!

The original 1847 buildings on the property...

AND How great is this driveway!

Another lovely sandstone in Malvern, close to the city,
for approx. $2.8 Million.

Lovely pool out back too!
A renovated property for $3 Million in Medindie,
which appears to be very close to Adelaide city.

An amazing sandstone building in Crafers, on 5 hectares,
with the original homestead still existing on the land,
check out those heritage style pool fences!

And I had to show this little homestead,
I imagine the original house from 1880.