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...

26 November 2011

Minimalist in Brighton

Opulent European Timber Flair
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $2 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
I've missed my blog a bit lately,
I feel guilty when I don't post often,
but I'm so fatigued from working all day,
setting up my new online gift store round the clock,
I barely have the energy to even sit at my PC at home,
let alone blog.
But here I am, 2 in the morning,
putting up this post,
on this quite extraordinary home in Brighton,
the kind of standard we've come to expect in Brighton now.

I am still shocked to see so many gorgeous homes (facades)
only to look inside and see drab, dated, boring interiors.
I guess many people have live there for so many years
and they don't care if they're not "cutting edge".
I guess who could blame them.
I think when I see a price tag like $4 Million,
I just expect it to be "cutting edge" - oh well...

This home is not one of them!
This is a brand new home, hence staged,
but it was the overall feel that appealed to me,
such opulent, subtle attention to detail.
I really wanted to keep it on my blog for future reference.

I think this modern facade is divine.

You have to walk down here to get to the front door,
is that not inviting!!!

Have a good look at this courtyard,
because this "front" courtyard is also their backyard,
I guess space is premium in Brighton.

Love this front door.

I found the kitchen, disguised along the back wall,

And how I do love banks of ovens...

AND Here's the Master Plan!
And Here's What the Agent said about it!

New 4 Bedroom Home with Ground Floor Master Suite

This contemporary home features the latest in European design & flair. Central to the amenities and facilities of Middle and North Brighton, the home will appeal to those who recognise style & quality. Generous, internal spaces are complimented with the harmony of advanced creative landscaping and exude a character of rare substance. A curved timber wall invites through to a cobblestone paved arbor laced with ground cover ivy. A full height solid oak entry door opens to a wide hallway with background garden framed in full height glass. The Informal living and dining areas extend out to a private sun-filled landscaped courtyard with fully fitted outdoor cooking facilities. Full height sliding timber wall panels extend the outdoor entertaining areas through to the larger than double garage for special occasions. The designer kitchen, combining both elegance and function, features seamless surfaces, integrated Miele appliances along with significant bench space and storage. A separate sitting room, overlooking its own private courtyard captures light filtered through advanced trees. The eco-fire is set within a solid bluestone surround. On the ground floor the master bedroom suite nestles within a private, spacious and calming garden sanctuary with separation of dressing and bathing and adjoins a fully fitted study with garden vistas. On the upper level, there are three double bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a guest bedroom with own ensuite, along with a separate fitted study area. Only the finest of materials and craftsmanship are evident in this home. From the hand stained bespoke joinery & natural stone surfaces to the exterior polished concrete walls. European sliding and locking double glazed window systems provide high levels of energy efficiency and security. The union of thoughtful, well zoned spaces & materials combine in a manner that will provide genuine enjoyment for its owners for years to come. Located within walking distance of Church and Bay Streets, parklands and cinemas and rail and bus facilities , 106 Carpenter Street is a truly beautiful & outstanding home.


17 November 2011

"Rothesay" Grand Victorian Italianate

Bellevue Hill in Style...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $3 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 6
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 4
Lovely House.
What can I say!
What an amazing home...

The detail in this reception room is extraordinary.

OK, I know, the table is a bit sad...

AND here's the Master Plan!
AND here's What the Agent said about it!
"Rothesay" Victorian Italianate Grandeur
Arguably Sydney's finest example of Italianate architecture and certainly a most prestigious property, Rothesay offers a secluded landholding of 2008sqm in a desirable and tightly held position. The landmark five bedroom mansion plus separate self contained staff quarters has undergone a breathtaking revival with Thomas Hamel interiors and William Dangar landscaping, creating a home magnificent in both stature and aesthetic appeal. Taking full advantage of a perfect northerly aspect and spanning three extensive levels, it is crowned by a classic Italianate turret with a sundrenched tower room. The sale presents a rare opportunity to secure a landmark property of true international stature.


11 November 2011

South Yarra Living 101


General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $2 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
I had to post both of these homes tonight,
I'd happily live in either, in a heartbeat.

A beautiful home from a bygone era,
modernised, tastefully I think.

Another testament to simply white halls.

Fabulous ceilings!

This home must be spectacular to live in every day.

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

Sought After Privacy, The Perfect Setting

Beautifully preserved Victorian character and instantly attractive contemporary spaces form a fabulous relationship in a cul-de-sac context offering remarkable privacy, free from overlooking by neighbouring properties. Inviting downstairs spaces include an evocative sitting room beneath a stunning vaulted ceiling. Main bedroom with double shower en suite, two further bedrooms, bright study or additional bedroom and a sky-lit central bathroom. Fourth bedroom and generous retreat add further flexibility upstairs. Modern living/dining areas accompanied by an open plan kitchen with excellent storage and a cellar space overlook expansive entertaining deck, elegant landscaping and a solar heated pool. Hydronic heating and ducted air conditioning, 4400 litre water tanks, roof space storage plus alarm system. A home of irresistible beauty enjoying the privilege of privacy in one of South Yarra's most charming settings.


General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $3 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
Outdoor Features
  • Carport Spaces: 2
At first, this home looks like a little miners cottage,
perhaps it was, from around 1900 no doubt.

But now it's modernised,
it's appealing in every sense.

I wish I could live in a house like this,
in a suburb like South Yarra.

And Here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Elegance & Style on Tivoli Hill

The irresistible appeal of this distinguished single level solid brick Victorian residence's blend of period allure and sleek contemporary style is more than matched by a prestigious location at the top of Tivoli Hill. Only moments to both Chapel St and Toorak Rd and the Yarra River, it offers both tranquil seclusion and a sophisticated inner urban lifestyle. An imposing elevated street presence framed by a glorious landscaped garden precedes an inviting interior replete with high ceilings and dark stained timber floors through the arched hallway, elegant sitting room with OFP, main bedroom with stylish ensuite and fitted WIR, three further double bedrooms and second stylish bathroom. A generous living room oriented to capture northern light, streamlined marble and stainless steel contemporary Smeg and Miele kitchen and sunny dining area opens completely through bi-fold doors to a gorgeous private landscaped northeast garden. Features plantation shutters, motorized blinds, ducted heating, RC/air-conditioning, alarm, irrigation, laundry and double garage via wide ROW. Land: 555sqm/5,972sqft approx.