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 2011

Queenscliffe 1854 home

"Springhill House" Bed'n Breakfast...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $2.2 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 6
  • Land Size: 2000 m² (approx)
  • Price per m²: $1,100
Indoor Features
  • Living Areas: 4
This property is set up as a bed'n breakfast.
Queenscliffe is def one of my fav places to visit with the kids.
The beach, the shops, the houses, all lovely...

This is a traditional unit,
classic styling.

This is a contemporary decor,
and I love that citrus colour used like that.

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

“Springhill House" Enjoy the privilege and privacy of a graceful period residence
Constructed in 1854, “Springhill House" offers a totally unique real estate opportunity by the seaside. Set on an exceptionally large, 2000m2 (approx) lush garden allotment, the residence has been painstakingly restored and then extended, to provide unparalleled family living.
Positioned in a secluded cul de sac, historic 'Springhill House' offers enormous appeal to those seeking salubrious family living with the added attraction of a steady income stream from two self-contained apartments which are suitable to either long term tenancies, short term holiday rentals or operated as a Bed & Breakfast. (separate water, gas and power meters)
The grand period residence maintains a stately aura, generously proportioned and displaying many classic hallmarks of a bygone era. Offering extensive and very versatile accommodation, the property currently comprises seven (7) bedrooms with six (6) bathrooms whilst providing a host of living and entertaining spaces, both inside and out.
A stunning spacious and very functional kitchen complete with 6 burner gas stove, 900mm Ilve oven , classic Rayburn cooker, will truly inspire the avid gourmet chef.
Some of the many features include:
Ground Floor Residence:
* 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms
* Large open plan family room with timber floor boards and French doors opening to a north-facing sun catching entertaining deck
* separate sitting room/ or a fifth bedroom
* Alluring baltic timber floors to original section of house
* Hydronic heating
* Lounge and bedroom feature - Gas Log fire.
* Chandeliers to each room
* original internal shutters to some windows
* Coonara wood heater
* Fully appointed kitchen with Ilve Oven, Miele Conventional microwave & dishwasher
* Fully fenced Jacuzzi with surrounding deck.
* Double garage with studio/workshop & Main laundry plus bathroom
* Store room
Features Ground floor apartment:
* one bedroom plus ensuite
* north facing lounge/dining area.
* Fully appointed kitchen with dishwasher
* access to main residence
Features first floor apartment:
* 2 bedrooms with built in robes
*Lounge/Dining room
* Central bathroom/laundry with dual access
* Fully appointed kitchen with dishwasher
* plantation shutters
* Split system heating/cooling
* independent office
* glorious sun lit wrap around balcony with a glimpse of Swan Bay.


24 April 2011

Light n Bright in Perth

Streamlined Contemporary
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $1.395 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Land Size: 336 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
This new home is on a smallish block,
but still looks large because of the light filled rooms,
lots of glass, lots of white paint etc etc!

Because it's new it's obviously staged 101...

These rooms are a bit plain for me.

It's the bathrooms I loved in this home.

I think that "pop" of black tile behind the white fittings is gorgeous!

I've never seen vanities done like this room,
where the vanity unit stands alone from the two basins
either side of the vanity unit - a bit strange???
But I still like it!

AND Here's what the Agent said about it!


It's early morning, and the sun is streaming through the louvres. The soft light spills over the stone steps and timber deck before dancing its way across the living room floor to your favourite chair.
Welcome to The Eco Collection; seven architecturally designed, 6-star sustainable homes. A special place where this light show is yours to enjoy every day.

These premium quality residences harness the natural elements of sunlight, water and air with stunning simplicity. Automated louvres allow the sun and fresh sea breezes to permeate deep within the home. A large underground water tank collects rainwater from the roof for use throughout the home, while photovoltaic cells turn sunlight into electricity.

Inside, hearts are captured. Pure wool carpets and timber and stone floors feel luxurious underfoot and add texture and warmth. Rooms are spacious and bathed in natural light.

This fantastic Eco Courtyard home sits on 336 square metres. As a free standing residence it has four bedrooms, three bathrooms and boasts two generous living areas. Bi-fold doors open the lavishly-appointed kitchen out to the central private courtyard which is the perfect place all year round to entertain friends and family in style.


21 April 2011

Quite the snazzy QLD home!

Broadbeach Waters Living
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $2.3 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Land Size: 749 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
I like the contemporary fit out of this home.

Of course, QLD home, has pool.

I love this kitchen,
and I don't normally like black in a kitchen.
It must be those lights!!!

And I love this bathroom,
I think it's the cabinet laminate doors done like that,
very snazzy!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Relax and unwind in your brand new, modern - contemporary, two storey waterfront abode which oozes an array of high specification finishes and fixtures. It is ideally positioned within an exclusive resident's only cul de sac in Broadbeach Waters.

This luxurious residence is located within the Golden Triangle of Broadbeach Waters, a short distance to one of the Gold Coast's finest beaches, Casino, Convention Centre and the ever popular Broadbeach fine dining and cafe precinct.

If luxury, style and space are requirements that you seek, this is the perfect home for you.

Key features:
* Brand new two storey residence with 19 metres of waterfrontage
* Grand entrance showcasing a teardrop chandelier
* Totalling 6 bedrooms - 5 bedrooms upstairs inclusive of enormous master suite with spacious ensuite, bath and walk in robe. 1 bedroom downstairs with ensuite and walk through robe.
* 4 bathrooms plus a powder room.
* Work from home in the front office/study room.
* Luxurious finishes and fixtures to whet the most discerning appetites
* Wide water and skyline vistas
* Open floor plan sprawling out to an undercover alfresco area
* Media room/Living area with mood lighting
* Family room upstairs leading out to a spacious balcony
* Gourmet gas ktichen with SMEG appliances, storage and butler's pantry
* Large sun kissed pool
* Pontoon for a large vessel and ocean access
* Large double lock up garage
* 2.7 m ceilings

Extra features:
* Video intercom
* Sensor lighting to bathroom
* Air conditioning
* Builders warrantee
* 749 sqm land size
* Landscaped gardens
* Front grassy yard

There are too many features to list.


17 April 2011

Balmoral Beauty

What do you get for $10 Million these days in Sydney?
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $10 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
Well you could pick up a pad like this one,
it's for sale brand new,
obviously staged, but I wanted to post it anyway.
I guess it gets this price because of the views...

Lovely fit out, nice floors...

It would be nice sitting out on that deck early evenings...

Love the bedroom,
nice to see some style here.

Not exactly a $10 Million dollar pool is it!

AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it...

Brand New Balmoral Masterwork Unparalleled Beach & Harbour Views
Breathtaking NE views over the three bays of Balmoral out to North Head create an awe-inspiring backdrop to this luxurious master-crafted residence. Positioned in a dress-circle enclave and built to world-class standards, it offers an exceptional layout with glamorous designer interiors offering multiple living zones and a level flow to landscaped gardens backing onto harbour reserve. In a class of its own, this exceptionally private retreat offers every conceivable luxury showcasing meticulous attention to detail with bespoke finishes sourced from around the globe.

- Expansive whole-floor living bathed in northerly sunlight
- Deep view-swept terrace, casual living, Blackbutt floors
- State-of-the-art entertainer's kitchen with butler's pantry
- Outdoor kitchen with bbq, heated pool & lush level lawns
- 5 deluxe beds all with views & built-ins, study/media room
- Master retreat with dressing room, ensuite & deep terrace
- Villeroy & Boch appointed travertine baths, powder room
- 2,200 bottle wine cellar/tasting room, cutting-edge sound
- C Bus, ducted air, intelligent lighting, vast storage, full security
- Auto DLUG with internal access & lift to all three levels.