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 May 2011

A QLD Hamptons designer plus

French Provincial, wow
General Features
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 3
Outdoor Features
  • Carport Spaces: 2
Thanx Jennie for the tip off on this lovely home,
I've done a couple like this.
Some people (probably female!)
absolutely love french provincial style
and decorate to the exact style.

I love french provincial things too,
but I must admit I prefer to mix my styles up a bit,
but of course, everyone's different!

I love these sofas and chairs!

I think the stair bannister is my favorite part of the whole house,
I've never seen them done like this before - gorgeous!!!

Oh I do love those mannequins!

I love bedrooms with mannequins in them!!!
Specially ball gowns!

How bout that for a girls room!

What a great teenagers room!

AND This is what the Agent said about it!

Chic Hamptons - Provincal Beach House !

A family size home with 6 bedrooms plus study and close to Wynnum/Manly’s picturesque waterfront. Such a wonderful blend of practicality for every day family living ….. with many truly exquisite features imported from the provences of France and Europe …..

French cast iron water feature in the main entry foyer ….. beautiful porcelain handles for the ‘Garsden & Clarke’ provincial kitchen with butlers pantry ….. light fittings and taps from Europe and French chandeliers that capture the lights cast by the dancing flames of the gas log fireplace ……. everything contributes to create the heart of this home!

Morning light streams through the white glass French doors with highlites above to the open plan lounge, dining and kitchen areas and upstairs living flows out to the front terrace …. where you can catch bay glimpses and the cooling bay breezes by day and enjoy balmy evenings as you entertain alfresco style!

Three living areas accommodate all the requirements of various family members with main living upstairs ….. rumpus room downstairs that opens to spacious back garden, patio and grassed area and ….. the ‘pool’ room adjacent to the paved outdoor entertainment area around the spa and crystal clear in-ground pool ….. complete with infloor cleaning system and sheer decent waterfalls ….. refreshing ….. and simply stunning!

Fully ducted air conditioning provides comfort when needed, cabling for sound and data throughout, low maintenance ceramic tiling, sisal carpet to stairs and wool carpet in the bedrooms.


27 May 2011

Two Sydney traditional homes

1. Randwick Terrace
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $3 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3

Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
I've posted two homes today,
both in Sydney,
both old, but refurbed, see what you think!

Despite the simple classic architectural exterior,
inside the owners have put some colour into this home,
which is in a row of six terrace houses, as you will see below!

I absolutely love this rug - even there, I love it!
(not sure it suits the chairs...)

Such large living areas,
what a fantastic house!

Huge bedrooms in this house,
I think the floorplan below specifies 6x6m for
the Master Bedroom, this is the size of a double garage!

Say "hello colour".

And here's The Master Plan!
AND here's what the Agent said about this one!

Elegant & Contemporary Family Home, Double LUG + Studio, North Facing
Restored by builder James Morrison and revitalised by interior designers Arent & Pyke this wonderful old terrace has been transformed into a modern and marvelous family home. Set amongst an imposing row of 6 classic 6 metre wide Victorian terraces is this inspired home of inherent grandeur and contemporary elegant family living. Creating the perfect blend of old and new the home provides an amazing 400sq metres of living featuring 3 living areas, 4-5 double bedrooms plus study/library. 3 bathrooms, sensational light filled kitchen and open plan living with heated white polished concrete floors, wonderful outdoor north facing courtyard and wet edge pool, plus double lock up garage from the rear lane with separate studio above. Other features include reverse cycle air conditioning, plantation shutters, corian benches, 4 marble fireplaces and full security, D.A approved for ensuite and walk-in robe off main bedroom. Perfectly located close to beaches, shops, transport and all public and private schools. A magnificent family home which retains its sophistication yet enjoys the ideal casual and relaxed feel so seldom found in a large family home. A rare find.


2. A Mosman Residence

General Features
PRICE RANGE: Approx. $3.5 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 2

Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
This would be a lovely home to live in,
good sized rooms, good floorplan, good living!

Simple styling 101.

I'd love to have a bedroom with a balcony.

There's Sydney glistening...
And here's The Master Plan!
AND here's what the Agent said about this one!

Renovated Californian bungalow with private deck/garden, pool and CBD views
Lifestyle - Nestled in the neighbourly heart of Mosman, steps from village shops and cafes, this classic Californian bungalow has been luxuriously renovated for indoor/outdoor living across two spacious floors - perfect for young families. A functional fusion of character and modern elegance, open-plan interiors dressed in state-of-the-art appointments flow to a sun soaked terrace with CBD and Harbour Bridge views, private deck/garden and pool. With buses at the door, it is also just a short stroll to Mosman Prep and Queenwood Junior School.

Accommodation - Polished blackbutt floorboards sweep into a superb family area and huge adjoining dining area. Schemed in stainless steel benchtops, the gourmet kitchen has European appliances and extensive bespoke cabinetry. Further on is a magnificent formal lounge with a gas Jetmaster fireplace, guest bedroom with French doors opening onto the verandah and fifth bedroom/office. Upstairs is the enormous master bedroom with a walk-in robe, marble ensuite and terrace with CBD views, two king size bedrooms with built-ins and stunning CaesarStone bathroom.

Features - Full height bi-fold glass doors provide a seamless transition to the deluxe entertaining deck. In peaceful and private surrounds, it has an automatic awning and barbeque area with a gas connection. Past the level garden is a solar heated in-ground pool. This wonderful home also features a downstairs powder room, an alarm, ducted reverse cycle air conditioning, surround sound, soaring decorative ceilings with rosettes, ornate timber paneling, leadlight windows, plantation shutters, a laundry chute, under stair storage, roof storage, an outdoor shower, an automatic single garage with loft storage plus an-off street car space.