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 January 2012

Wonderful Wahroonga Home

Oh so lovely...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Approx $8 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 4
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 4
Such a lovely, grande home!
Beautiful inside & out.

Yes I do love a symmetrical setting,
very common in Toorak homes these days.

Such a great mix of colours,
not your typical "beige" home here!

I love a detailed ceiling like that,
it takes attention to detail to pull these standards of homes.

AND here's What the Agent said about it!

One of the North Shore’s finest estates

Set on 2,907sqm of manicured landscaped gardens in one of Sydney’s most picturesque, broad tree canopied blue ribbon streets. This Neal Mortensen designed, French Provincial style home, is a rare opportunity to acquire what is surely one of the North Shore’s finest homes.
Set within one of Sydney's finest enclaves of esteemed properties
Privacy assured with 43m security gated/fenced street frontage
North/south facing tennis court, 15m lap pool, outdoor cabana
Peter Fudge designed gardens of exquisite defined garden rooms
104sq full brick home built in 2006 to the most exacting standards
Generously proportioned northern sun drenched living areas
Concertina doors open to majestic stone entertaining terraces
Generous double bedrooms, deluxe ensuites and walk-in-robes
European Oak parquetry and French limestone floors
Short walk to rail, Wahroonga Village and Sydney’s finest schools


19 January 2012

A Quiet Hawthorn Abode

Just Lovely styling...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Approx $2.5 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
This house styling kinda reminds me of
an interior of a Hyatt Hotel...

I'm just sayin....

From outside, you probably wouldn't know...

See what I mean here...
I think it's the dark timber stain.

Ok, it's small, but I think it has real classic personality!

I love cross legged side tables! My Fav.

Now that's a perfect view for ANY bathroom
- floor to ceiling - perfect!

AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the agent said about it!

Price Reduced For Immediate Sale
Offering the perfect family lifestyle this beautiful Edwardian residence boast enormous heritage appeal combined with superb renovations that have preserved its character and period attributes throughout whilst providing living and entertaining facilities in keeping with today's lifestyle. Enviably located on a corner in a tightly held area of Hawthorn with easy access to the Yarra River plus Victoria Gardens, Kew Junction, Glenferrie or Bridge Road shops and restaurants, transport options and prestige schools. The neutral tones of the interior have created a lovely ambience with accommodation featuring a triple arched hallway, four bedrooms (main/ensuite), formal living, family bathroom, laundry and study all preceding a brilliant north-facing indoor/outdoor living domain incorporating open-plan kitchen, living and dining with Smeg appliances, American Oak floors and bench spilling out to a leafy private garden, solar-heated in-ground pool/spa and alfresco entertaining area with built-in barbeque, refrigerator and pizza oven. Other features include video/intercom, ducted heating, R/C air-conditioner, FPs, side entrance/courtyard & double/garage off Calvin Street. Land: 727sqm/7,829sqft approx.


15 January 2012

A Contemporary Caulfield!

A Classic Contemporary!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Approx $1.5 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Land Size: 418 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
Pretty Swish & Swank is how I'd describe this home,
very eye catching from the street too.

What a great mix of colours and textures...
I like that in any home.

Yes, I love the way they have used grey too.

AND Here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Contemporary Style Statement

Impressive on a northern corner, sleek architectural design has created the perfect partner for a discerning family lifestyle. Finished to a superior standard of style and specification, this entirely private contemporary residence uses elemental tones and floor to ceiling windows to highlight generous bedroom domains and free flowing open plan spaces that extend to multiple alfresco entertaining zones and a secluded north facing garden. Exemplary Corian Kitchen, 3 spacious Bedrooms include the Main with private terrace, WIR/ ensuite, the remaining 2 with BIRs, shared ensuite and balcony. Marble powder room, automated blinds, intercom entry, alarm, remote double garage.


09 January 2012

A Caulfield Classic!

Formal yes, livable - definitely!!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $10 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 6
  • Bathrooms: 6
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 6
This home, and it is a home despite looking like a
royal family pad, (oh and a bit too beige),
this home is perfect nearly in every way.

The formal rooms,
not too shabby!

The designer kitchen - awesome!

The Family Room,
yeah I'd live here if I had to!

But how cute is the tennis house!
This one takes the cake!
Gorgeous home in every way.

AND Here's what the Agent Said about it!

A Noble Estate

Set amid vast landscaped grounds of approximately 55,000sqft, this cherished historical estate strikes the ultimate balance between period grandeur and 21st century sophistication. Restored and updated to an impeccable standard, the property seamlessly incorporates modern comforts to compliment its rich architectural integrity.

Regarded as one of Melbourne's most significant, surviving Victorian villas, the home boasts warm contemporary interiors highlighted by dark oak floors, an abundance of superbly integrated designer fittings and sublime finishes throughout.

Key highlights include a stellar array of living, dining and entertaining precincts, 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, tennis court, pool and secure parking for 6 cars. The converted stables now serve as a charming self-contained guesthouse also finished to an impeccably high standard.


05 January 2012

Canberra Pretty & Traditional

Cottage meets French Provincial
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $1.99 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Land Size: 780 m² (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Eco Friendly Features
  • EER (Energy Efficiency Rating): Low (3.0)
Well here's a pretty little home in Canberra,
it is hard to find nice interiors in the ACT,
much like NT or SA, hard hard work...

But I did find this one,
where the owner clearly put effort into this home.

I like the mixture of dining chairs,
this is the kind of thing a staged home wouldn't have.

I imagine this home as a very "inviting" one.

Oh a floor to ceiling mosaic tiled bathroom - love it!

Needless to say, it's very formal in the garden!

AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

This exquisite Yarralumla residence captivating inner beauty is matched by equally impressive surrounds.

Open strictly by appointment, Wednesday 5.30-6pm.

Located in quiet, tree lined and tightly held Newman Street opposite wooded reserve. Architecturally designed with a northern orientation and built by well respected Canberra builder, Louis Poxleitner as his own home, is uncompromising in quality and construction.The residence has been conceived to maximise the use and privacy of the magnificent parterre inspired garden setting. From the moment you enter, the home is stunning with sun and light filled interiors, top line appointments and quality inclusions, designed to capture the ultimate in lifestyle and enjoyment. Featuring a spacious and private master suite with delightful bathroom, expansive walk through robe and a charming parent's retreat. Two other bedrooms both feature walk-in robes and ensuites and there is a private study or home office. The open plan living and dining area is of generous proportions, with separate kitchen and meals area.The superb garden vista is captured through every window of the home. This sophisticated and stylish property is the epitome of luxury and indulgence. The residence is featured in the May 2011 edition of Australian House and Garden.

Features include:
Built in 1998
Lower level double brick construction
Beautiful ash flooring and Italian stone tiles
2.7 metre Ceilings
Extensive use of plantation shutters
Ducted gas heating,
Reverse cycle air conditioning uppper level

In-slab heating lower level
Open fireplace in living area
Miele appliances and St George oven
Gas and electric cook top
Granite bench tops
Internal wine cellar
Three large storage areas in roof space
Double garage with extensive built-in storage and internal access
Gas hot water
Auto inground sprinkling system