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...

31 July 2010

The Samford Royal Estate

"NTABENI" Queensland
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $2.5 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
Outdoor Features
  • Garage: 5
Interesting name!
This estate is about half an hour from Brisbane city, northward.
I imagine it to be like a paradise!

Stunning architecture and gardens,
inside the home is a bit tired...

Beautiful stone surrounding the OFP, although the OFP looks a bit odd
(maybe colour? size?)

Bright kids area!

Snazzy bathroom...

beautiful views...

and the Master Plans...
AND here's what the Agent said about it!

NTABENI - Ultimate resort style living & luxury
Magnificent is truly an understatement. The epitome of contemporary style and supreme luxury, this superb abode caters for your family’s every need. With over 800 square metres of opulent living and entertaining, this sprawling eco-friendly home is positioned on 10,300sqm of fully fenced blue-chip land.

Delivering functional space within this resort like environment and characterised by the floor-to-ceiling Himalayan sandstone feature walls and pillars, expansive Italian tiled areas, classic neutral colour tones and exquisite furnishings, this mansion delivers luxurious living on a grand scale.

Positioned in a premium no through-traffic street within the exclusive Samford Royal Estate, this spectacular residence boasts an impressive street presence and will have you enjoying a protected position gazing toward the majestic House Mountain Range.

A short, pleasant stroll to the heart of Samford Village and its vibrant culinary options only adds to the appeal of this rare and privileged position as well as being only 25km to our ever vibrant CBD, 30km to Brisbane Airport and within easy access to bus and rail.

To fully understand the layout of this stunning property, please make use of our interactive floor plan.

Features include:
• 800+ sqm of luxury living & entertaining space

• Gourmet kitchen boasting induction cooktops, steam oven, integrated coffee machine, microwave
grill, Caesar stone bench tops and 2 x dishwashers - all complimented with a working/butlers pantry

• 3 Bathrooms, each with sandstone feature walls and his and her vanity units

• Home Theatre with enourmous 100 inch screen

• 5 x car garage + 2 x utility / storage rooms

• Boat/Float/Trailer space

• 5 x Queen + Size Bedrooms

• Private Master wing inc Retreat, WIR and Ensuite

• Commercial size laundry

• Home management office

• 4 x work station main office

• Pool house including a Tepanyaki Grill, Wood Fire Oven and Swim-Up Bar servicing the sparkling in-
ground pool

• Alfresco area inc wine storage & BBQ kitchen

• Separate guest wing comprising lounge, bath, patio, king bedroom / WIR and kitchenette

• Security system, ducted vacuum, Intercom

• Total - 6 Bed, 4 Bath, 4 Living Zones, 2 Outdoor Dining Areas and 5 Car Garaging

The residence offers an exceptionally rare opportunity, delivering living options of resort proportions that would leave even the most discerning buyer more than satisfied. Must be viewed to be truly appreciated!


26 July 2010

"Kurkulla" at Bowral circa 1880

Perched on a hill...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $7-8 Million
  • Property Type:Acreage/Semi-Rural
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
Outdoor Features
  • Garage: 6
Such a nice home, in typical NSW country,
over park-like 14 acres, with tennis, pool etc etc.

The interiors are muted, but appealing.

That's a pretty bedroom, nice colours.

Obviously the outdoors are a huge selling factor with this home.

There is a tennis court hidden there above!

Great back yard, with your own dam!
Just a great way to live...

AND here's what the Agent said!

This magnificent country estate, dating back to 1880, was originally built as a boarding school for boys and then later purchased by Ada Evans (the first woman to qualify for admission to the Bar in NSW) in 1909.
"Kurkulla" has been renovated and extended under the strict guidance of arguably Australia's leading heritage architect, Howard Tanner, resulting in the creation of a glorious family home.
The house is a complete estate with the main house, including a separate guest accommodation or self-contained studio, 3 paddocks, an inground pool, and a floodlit tennis court.
- Retaining many of its early features including original Villeroy and Boch tiles and commanding fireplaces
- Wunderlich ceilings with antique chandeliers and light fittings, original bathroom fixtures and rich timber joinery
- Fully renovated Manager's cottage
- 3 phase electricity
- Approximately 14 acres of park-like gardens
- Garden includes Blue bell wood, orchard with plums, cherries, apples and a fully enclosed vegetable garden
- Large workshop for outside garden equipment and tools
- Fully irrigated from dam
- Short walk into the centre of Bowral


23 July 2010

Elegent Elsternwick

A Wonderful Renovation
General Features
PRICE RANGE: About $2 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
Outdoor Features
  • Carport: 2
So many beautiful homes in Melbourne, so much to choose from.
I chose this one because of the amazing kitchen!

A very pretty home really...

Cute coffee tables.

Nice place to eat every day.

Oh I do love this kitchen - all white - everything.

And of course I love homes with cute kids rooms!
(it does look a little staged tho doesn't it!)

Interesting extension to the home.

AND here's the Master Plan.

AND here's what the Agent said!

Style and substance with a splash of glamour Renovated under architect supervision. An interior designer's flair (bellaspaces) has transformed this significant Edwardian residence into a contemporary masterstroke. The outstanding residential location close to Ripponlea village, Tennyson St and CBD transport adds to the instant appeal of this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom air-conditioned family residence. - Traditional leadlight entrance, polished boards, box bay windows, decorative ceilings - Formal sitting room with feature open fire place - Superior open plan living and zoned dining area with garden aspect - Stunning entertainer's kitchen. Butlers pantry - Alfresco entertainment area with gas BBQ overlooks private garden. Room for a pool - Up to 4 bedrooms Bir's. Master with dressing room & luxury ensuite - Tiled family bathroom. Guests powder room. Laundry - Ample off street parking. Excellent allotment 725m2 (18.11 x 39.77) approx