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 2011

White on White in Hawthorn

Bringing the Terrace into the Millennium!
General Features
PRICE GUIDE: Over $1 Million
  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
Lovely old period home,
in Hawthorn, "period central" in Victoria!!

I wanted to do a post on a great Terrace transformation
because they are so difficult to work with.
Narrow, not usually very deep blocks,
and most I note have upper story additions,
but this one didn't, and I think they did really
well to give it everything they did
(see the floorplan below).

This is a contemporary extension for a 100 yr old house!
I'm not a huge fan of modern black/white/red decor,
but I notice that a lot of people are.

I'm pretty sure that's white EVERYWHERE!
Inside & out!

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

Victorian Transformation

Blending Victorian charm with an impressive new extension & full renovation gives this single fronted home top marks in this desirable Hawthorn neighbourhood. Lovingly renovated & carefully planned, the designer interior reveals period features blended seamlessly with modern features. The clever floor plan with high 3.6 metre decorative ceilings offers a chef's kitchen with European appliances, open plan living/dining with an abundance of light through cafe doors & highlight windows, ducted heating throughout & ample decking for summer entertaining. The main bedroom has a decorative FP, WIR & luxurious ensuite. Bedrooms two & three share a private north-facing courtyard accessible through double glass doors that invite light & fresh air. The family bathroom offers a deep bath for soaking & a large skylight for natural light. Almost as impressive as the interior is the position of this pretty home. Located a short walk from Glenferrie Road shops, tram, train, elite schools, Swinburne University & parkland, this great property combines luxury & location in one package.


27 June 2011

Grandwood Homes WA

Ideal Aussie living
General Features
PRICE GUIDE: $5.5 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Land Size: 726 m² (approx)

Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
I just adore this facade,
for a contemporary home, I think it is beautiful.
So many new homes these days look like
government commission homes,
no imagination at all, even the exy ones.

With an entry area like this,
obviously it is a very large home.

I love the simple detail in the kitchen,
very "now".

I'd love to see a floorplan of this home,
I might ring the company for one!
It's a new home, display home,
built by Grandwood Homes,
and by the look of their photos on their website
they obviously built only gorgeous luxury new homes.

OK, so the styling is a bit boring,
but I was more overwhelmed by the size and quality
appearance of the home, the architectural features.

The rear entertaining area reminds me so much of
Metricon Homes, maybe it's them in WA??

AND here's what the Agent said about it!


Designed on a 726sqm block with a total built up area of 518sqm including garage, portico and alfresco.

Immaculate Grandwood home that hasn't been lived in before. Quality features throughout and enormous street appeal.

The many features include;

5 x bedrooms
3 x bathrooms (4 w.c.'s)
1 x Study
Open plan kitchen/dining/family
Separate living area
Below ground pool
Feature stone walls and floors
Alfresco with cooking facilities
Double lock up garage
Landscaped Gardens
Alarm System


22 June 2011

From Old to New in Williamstown

Contemporary Heritage Oasis
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $2-2.2 Million

  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2

Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
I love homes like this,
gorgeous old exterior,
spectacular indoor design & decor.
It's no easy feat, and it costs alodda money!!

Now that's a lovely hallway to me!

Def not heritage fittings in here!!

Gorgeous styling.

Floating wall-hung vanities,
I love em!

...and a pool, in Williamstown, no wonder it's over $2M!

AND here's the Master Plan!
(I was very keen to see what they actually did with the floorplan in this home)
AND here's what the Agent said about it.

Nothing Could Be Finer

One of Williamstown's most privileged positions, with the sea in sight at the end of the street, creates an ideal context for this prestigious family home. Impressively renovated, intelligently extended spaces ensure sustained family success against an alluring backdrop that features a solar heated pool and sunny outdoor entertaining. The quality is clear! Luxurious, light-filled living/dining areas with surround sound and integrated TV State-of-the-art open-plan kitchen with stone surfaces, island bench, soft-closing cabinetry Big, bright additional living upstairs adds fabulous flexibility, accompanied by play-room retreat Majestic main bedroom enjoys walk-in robes and ensuite with its own courtyard 3 further bedrooms, superb spa bathroom, family laundry with drying room Clever study space, indoor-outdoor appeal, faultless presentation, double garage