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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 July 2011

Online Bloggers gorgeous artwork

My Sweet Prints

I can't be bothered finding a property to blog about tonight, my DH has used up all (and then some) of my GB allowance to download his stupid music, so instead I thought post about a fellow Aussie blogger who has just released a gorgeous new range of artwork called Wallstudio. I just stumbled over her blog tonight by chance, I don't know her personally, but I love her work.

Her name is Janette, she lives in Sydney, and her artwork is very contemporary, that popular geometrical kinda style out at the moment, and great colours, I really love them.


She makes custom orders too (re: Sizes & Colours).
To see Janette's range of Wallstudio artworks
or buy some, go here.


I've been thinking of doing something similar to Janette's idea,
nothing like her work per se, but just the idea of
producing your own product and then selling it, moreso wholesale.
Her blog and online stores have inspired me somewhat I must say!

BUT, Janette also has an ETSY shop,
and the Aussie MADEIT shop,
which I'm afraid I couldn't help myself
but visit tonight, and I bought this lovely
custom A3 size MAP for $32, for my DS.
I Can't wait to receive it!

AND you can check out all things Janette at her blog,
MySweetPrints Blog

I've noticed more and more Aussie bloggers making
their mark with their goods on ETSY & MADEIT,
and of course so many are now expanding their already
successful businesses into online shops, like:

Fab blogger A-M's trendy online store Cape Cod Design
and
The always gorgeous blog by Kellie with her glamorous Ada & Darcy shop
and
Anna Spiro from Absolutely Beautiful Things,
who has retail shop in Brissy,
and now an online store just launched yesterday!

Well anyway...
Janette's online stores are more about selling her work,
not just selling in general,
perhaps this sets her apart from most online stores,
but she is obviously very talented,
and I hope her business goes really well for her.
Good luck Janette, I think you are going to be a
very busy lady (more than usual that is!)

WOW

PS: GO TEAM KATRINA & AIME!!!
I feel for ya gals!!!
Here's Trina's ETSY shop too!


25 July 2011

Contemporary Claremont

WA modern living
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $1.99 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Building Size: 557.05 m² (60 squares) approx
  • Land Size: 557 m² (approx)
I don't think this is a wow factor home,
but I struggle to find top interior designed homes in WA these days
but I liked this home, it felt inviting to me.









That's a nice kitchen.



I like these full panel glass walls.











That's a pretty impressive alfresco area there!


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

PRIVATE SANCTUARY

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase a near new architect-designed home, completed by Bob O'Brien Homes to the highest specifications. No expense has been spared in the finish and fixtures of the property. Walking through the gates you feel you are entering a sanctuary where all needs are met.

- North Facing living areas
- Brushbox timber floorboards and deluxe carpet
- High ceilings upstairs and down
- Caeserstone benchtops in the kitchen, laundry and 3 luxury bathrooms
- Top-of-range Miele appliances in the kitchen
- European light fittings throughout
- Spacious his and hers walk in robes
- Covered walkway to outdoor gazebo
- Daikin reverse cycle air-conditioning throughout
- Ducted vacuum and latest security systems
- Brush and rendered brick fences
- Feature fountains in 6 metre long fish pond with latest Oase equipment
- Reticulation from underground rainwater collection tanks
- Separate workshop with air-conditioning opens to private rear courtyard. Potential as alternate study
- Architect - Danny Brescacin

WOW

20 July 2011

Smart Design

in Camberwell...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Approx $2.5 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4

Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
I loved the smart black/white exterior,
this is a brand new home, obviously staged,
but I just loved the exterior, so thought I'd post it anyway.
It's going cheap in the current property slump
we have here in Melbourne, I reckon 6mths ago
this would have been at least $500K more!


To be honest, if I could afford to live in Camberwell,
I'd want to live in a house like this one!







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

Brand New Family Entertainer

Sitting on an elevated block overlooking the tranquil tree-lined streetscape, this brand new 5 bedroom + study, 57 sq double-storey home offers the ultimate in contemporary family living. Benefiting from a sunbathed northerly aspect and situated in close proximity to public transport, shopping and schooling, the home boasts elegant interiors, modern finishes and immense proportions with high ceilings throughout.
Designed to deliver a low-maintenance yet thoroughly indulgent lifestyle, the generous residence comprises a sprawling, sundrenched open-plan living and dining area with fireplace alongside a striking kitchen with Miele appliances, stone bench top and butler's pantry, formal lounge room, home theatre, ground floor study, upstairs family room/ 2nd living zone and stylish alfresco entertaining area.

Accommodation wise, the home provides 4 upstairs bedrooms (main with walk-in robes and luxurious double vanity en suite) and a ground floor guest bedroom with robes and en suite. Other essential features include a secure double garage, additional OSP, separate laundry, water tank, ducted vacuum, sprinkler system, reverse cycle heating/cooling, full security, intercom and touchpad home automation.

WOW

17 July 2011

The Quintessential Queenslander

White on White, with a touch of grey!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $1.2 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Land Size: 809 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
It's not one of Queensland's most exy homes at $1.2M,
but it caught my eye with a contemporary feeling of yesteryear living.

I really love that grey colour on the exterior
teamed with bright white.



The original features of the architecture in this home
are everywhere, over doorways, along the walls, ceilings - wow!


Original floorboards, white walls & drapes,
lotsa gloss n' glass, touches of black, understated glam.
And I really like the simple lighting throughout.



Remember bedrooms like these,
with two sets of double hung windows - that still open!



I don't know if this is a real shower curtain, or just a fabric,
who cares - it's gorgeous in that room!
And come to think of it, without the curtain,
that bathroom would be uneventful - amazing!

I thought to myself, why are they showing that boring pic above?
but then I realised they are showing how
all the living room windows open up like that,
and how great that must look/feel to live with in the warmer months.

And those deep verandahs - yum!


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

Premier Hilltop Property

Perched on a 809m2 double allotment in Norman Park you will find this fantastically renovated family home ready to be enjoyed. This wonderful character home retains all the charms of days gone with the spoils of modern features.

This spacious 4 bedroom home showcases a beautiful open plan living and dining with polished timber floors that flows outside to the extensive wrap around balcony with great city views. At the rear of the property, there is a large entertaining deck with great views over the sparkling in-ground pool.

The kitchen has been meticulously renovated and showcases stainless steel appliances, stone top benches and opens up to the deck for easy entertaining.

With 4 car accommodation and a study downstairs, this large home is perfect for the growing family and must be inspected to be appreciated. Move in and enjoy or add your own personal finishing touches, the choice is yours.


WOW