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 January 2011

Kew homes

Two nice family homes

1. Paris feel
General Features
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Land Size: 686 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
These two homes caught my eye as I was looking
over current Kew properties for sale.
They are around the same price,
and I'd happily buy either of them!

AND here's the Master Plan!
AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Inspired by Parisian romance, defined by consummate contemporary refinement, this just completed 4 Bedroom, 3 bathroom residence delivers ultimate family luxury in sought after Studley Park. Architect designed by Ian McEwan, elegant formal entertaining domains, flexible home theatre and distinguished Study precede light-filled Living/Dining dimensions and a state-of-the-art Kitchen enhanced by walk-in pantry and dedicated wine-room. Sumptuous upstairs accommodation surrounds a central retreat and second Study. Northerly rear aspects complement paved alfresco areas and sublime lap pool. Video security. Double garage. Nothing could be finer. Land: 17.3m x 39.7m (57' x 130') approx.


NO. 2
English feel

General Features PRICE RANGE: $2.75 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 4
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
I loved the feel of this home.
They are both located in Kew, Melbourne,
about 15mins from the city.
Def one of Melb's most expensive suburbs.

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

European grandeur comes to Florence! From the moment you set eyes on this stunning home you'll know its something special. Superb architect design and European-inspired luxury come together with spellbinding effect and then unfold to north deck (alfresco kitchen) and decadent salt-pool/spa and sculptured garden oasis reminiscent of a Mediterranean villa. An exceptional environment to live and entertain, this memorable home features the finest finishes through luxuriously proportioned refined and relaxed zones, full Miele kitchen, 4 double bedrooms (BIRs, main/ensuite), fitted study, library, dual living areas with music zone, 2 bathrooms, powder room, heating/cooling/security, double remote garage.


27 January 2011

Kool Kooyong

Contemporary Living
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $3 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
OK, so I'd say from the lack of a fridge,
this home is staged for sale,
but I really liked the way it was done,
the colours, the layout and so on, so here tis!

Gray can be contemporary, or traditional,
in this home tho, it's all 2011 Kool!

I really like the glamour look atm,
and the chrome in the chairs here give off that feel to me.

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

Brand New 2 Storey Townhouse
Secured in a quiet tree lined street close to Kooyong Tennis Club & Kooyong Village is this spectacular brand new town residence boasting the very best in contemporary living. Finished to delight the most discerning clientele the home has been designed for entertaining in mind with spacious formal & informal living, Gaggenau equipped kitchen with butler's pantry opening out to outdoor terrace & courtyard garden. Comprising 4 large BR's (main with WIR & fully marble tiled en-suite), double car basement garage, storage room, gym/theatre room serviced with lift access.


23 January 2011

Colonial WA home

With wrap around verandas...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $5.95 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Land Size: 1275 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Carport Spaces:2
  • Swimming Pool - Inground
This is a beautiful WA home,
although some of the interiors were not worth posting
(ie. bedrooms, baths)
the rest of the home appealed to me.
Painted in that ever so contemporary colour, white.

The owners obviously had eclectic taste.

That is a pretty neat looking hallway!

The property backs onto the Cottlesloe Golf Course.

AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!


Words fail to adequately capture the supreme quality and exquisite taste presented by this magnificent plantation style residence. Set in 1275 sqm of immaculate landscaped gardens, it emanates an air of majestic colonial grandeur, with all the warmth of a classic family home.
Soaring high ceilings (3.3m on both floors), wide jarrah floor boards, graceful archways and archetypal wooden shutters all lend themselves to the unique charm of the period, infused with a unique contemporary edge the discerning admirer of art will truly appreciate. Superbly crafted to accommodate a large family, the home features an open floor plan of generous proportions, with a multitude of living and dining areas offering a range of options for relaxing or entertaining. An expansive chefs kitchen with an abundance of storage leaves nothing to be desired and a large study offers the perfect environment for working from home. The residence also comprises 5 large bedrooms, all with built in robes, and a total of 3 stunning bathrooms plus an additional powder room. The decor of the bathrooms is inspiring. Backing onto Cottesloe Gold Course, the home is set against a stunning pastoral backdrop at the rear, whilst commanding fabulous City views from the front. Shady wrap around verandas and balconies of generous proportions (2.5m plus) present a delightful place to enjoy this vista, whilst bathing in the surrounding atmosphere of peace and tranquillity. On inspection you are guaranteed to be astounded at the fine craftsmanship, time and passion that has gone into making 49 Mayfair Street one of the finest residences in both Mount Claremont and the surrounding suburbs. It is both a pleasure and a privilege to offer it to the marketplace.


19 January 2011

New Farm luxury

The way Brisbane River should be.
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $2.5 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Swimming Pool - Inground
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
Of course mother nature has been running a muck
with the Brisbane River of late,
and our hearts go out to all who have suffered as a result,
specially those who have lost a loved one in the recent floods.

Donna and her son Jordon Rice were buried today,
a mother and son (13yo) who were swept away in country Toowoomba
when a rope they were hanging onto waiting for rescue, snapped.
The rescuer had only rescued the younger brother Blake,
at the insistance of Jordan at the time.

This is an exert from Jordan's brother Chris' (22yo) eulogy which
he gave today at their funeral.

If you are a mum, this will be hard to read with dry eyes.

"You were so shy, always hanging off Mum," he said.

"You were petrified of water, heights and even the dark.

How wrong was I - here you go losing your life

from one of your biggest fears to save your little brother.

"You made me so proud.

What you did took heart, courage and love.

"You're my little hero. I love you Weedsy."


This New Farm luxury apartment,
on the Brisbane River,
is on
the ground level with it's own pool and river views.

A truly divine fit out, extensive use of gray and timber,
reminiscent of the glamour look, which I love!

I am so in love with geometric rugs like this one, right now,
I've been trying to locate one to buy,
but I'm struggling with that atm in Melbourne!

What gorgeous fit out of a modern day study/office.

I think the bedrooms are contemporary quintessential decorating!

A fantastic use by the designer of various mediums in the bathroom,
stone, tile and timber.

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

Motivated Vendor Wants a Result!
Located in the highly sought after New Farm area in the prestigious Platinum Apartments complex. This High End riverside apartment living at its best.

Enjoy a decadent marble and cream interior with a spacious and clever floor plan boasting three appointed bedrooms, two resort style bathrooms and multiple living areas - not to
mention the massive outdoor entertaining deck with private pool and the stunning river views.

The clever use of sliding doors brings the outdoors in and gives a feeling of endless space and freedom. The kitchen is centrally located for convenience and boasts European appliances, glistening cream and black marble bench tops and banks of storage, spanning out onto the main living and dining area.

The impressive outdoor entertaining deck will be utilised all year round and boasts views of the Brisbane River and has direct access to the sparkling plunge pool.

The regal master suite enjoys direct access to the front deck and boasts an ensuite and walk in robe for added privacy.

This stunning apartment is a rare gem, located in such a highly sought after location, quiet but so close to the CBD. Stroll to popular New Farm Park and take advantage of the myriad of eateries, boutiques, galleries and cinemas in Teneriffe, James Street and Fortitude Valley.