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26 February 2012

Simple Styling 101

What a cute Kew home!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $1.25-$1.35 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 2
Outdoor Features
  • Carport Spaces: 2
Of course I have a soft spot for these late 1800's home,
I own one too!

This one is gorgeous,
and I' can't believe the great price.
For Kew, $1.25 in this kind of condition,
10mins to city etc - very good value for your $$$.

There are a few things I love about this home,
I think it's been styled to sell it,
I'm ok with that!
And they did well,
they even made green carpet look contemporary!

Above and below is the same room,
notice the different tone in the photos,
they're both day pics,
so I'm not sure what that's about!

If you weren't sure if it was styled before you saw
those two yellow armchairs in the rear yard,
I think you'll agree now! :))

Ok, so that kitchen,
I love the simplicity of it.
I love the green effect - mosaic - Love it!

Green carpet - elegant - wow!
is that possible?
apparently so!

OK, so please tweet it now guys!

AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Traditional Victorian With Modern Edge

A grand Victorian period home c 1880 offering a haven of seclusion and tranquillity in this much sought after location
Four bedrooms (main with ensuite and walk in robe), two bathrooms and two living areas provide abundant family living space. A hub to transport, education and social/sporting activities, offering immediate access to High Street and Cotham Road trams, Kew Primary School, Sacred Heart, Trinity, Xavier, Ruyton and many other fine schools. Alexandra Gardens is at one end of the street while at the other is a cornucopia of boutiques, shops, restaurants, banks, post office, supermarket - and Toscano's famous fruit and veg!
The entry hall opens up with Baltic Pine floorboards as light as when new. Freshly painted throughout, the insulation is new as is the guttering, hydronic heating and the kitchen fairly sparkles with its custom stainless-steel, full Miele appliances and carrara marble benchtop. Living room opens to a family friendly garden including a very stylish wood fired pizza oven! The garden has 3 rainwater tanks with approx. 10,000l storage and solar panels on the roof to seal the homes solid green credentials. Numerous features include separate laundry with built in cupboards, stained glass windows, air conditioning, two working open fire places with ornate marble mantles and excellent storage both in attic and workshop.
The bluestone foundations are as solid as they were over 100 years ago when the owners discussed the forthcoming federation of Australia. Retaining its heritage and offering further enjoyment to new owners, this historical residential masterpiece is ready to live in 21st century style!


21 February 2012

Turramurra circa 1901

History is still alive today!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $4 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 7
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Land Size: 1 m² (approx)
Indoor Features
  • Ensuite: 2
  • Living Areas: 3
  • Toilets: 2
  • Intercom
  • Study
  • Floorboards
  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Dishwasher
  • Ducted Heating

Outdoor Features
  • Remote Garage
  • Secure Parking
  • Garage Spaces: 4
  • Open Car Spaces: 4
  • Balcony
  • Deck
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
  • Fully Fenced
  • Outside Spa
  • Swimming Pool - Inground
The interiors in this home are a bit "museum" like,
not really my cup of tea,
but overall I thought this was a lovely old home.
Obviously a very stately home in its day,
huge home actually.
Check out the floorplans!!

Beautiful Heritage facade of course!

What a wonderful size entry area
to receive all your stately friends who visit!!

Imagine having a home like that
with all those stained glass windows!

That's a pretty cool cellar!

Don't forget to Tweet it if you want your Tweeps to see it too!

Check out all the floorplans!!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Magnificent family residence, circa 1901, positioned on 1,948 sq m of lovely grounds

Grandly positioned on one of Ku Ring Gai ‘s highly prized streets, this magnificent family home boasts an elegant blend of period charm and modern open plan living. The design for the building was commissioned by Mrs George Macfarlane (George, a successful tobacco merchant and Maria Conde, daughter of a wealthy Spanish cigar merchant) engaging Robertson & Marks as their architects and completed circa 1901. Nestled amongst beautiful and private established gardens (auto irrigation) featuring a brick paved circular driveway with water feature as a showpiece in the centre, this stately full brick and sandstone residence enjoys 1948 sq m of land, moments to Turramurra rail, local shopping village, restaurants and leading schools.
Accommodation includes welcoming entry porch framed by a sandstone arch, formal foyer with original features including patterned 12’ foot ceilings, absolutely magnificent stained glass windows, timber floors and impressive detailed balustrades on the grand split staircase, a formal lounge with open fire, dining room for 10 or more and billiards room complete with its own wet bar. A fabulous library with floor to ceiling bookshelves opens to the verandah and gardens. The modern gourmet kitchen with granite/caesarstone benchtops, quality Ilve, Miele appliances and large walk in pantry is well appointed, ideally adjacent to the large family room and informal dining with an amazing two storey high ceiling ceiling opening out to the large, airy verandah.

Seven bedrooms, four of which are oversized sized, all with built-ins, two with ensuites. The master bedroom offers generous walk in ‘his and hers’ robes and light filled ensuite. The smaller bedrooms upstairs are ideal for hobbies, sewing etc… A bedroom located at the top of the butlers stairs is, possibly suited to in-laws or nanny’s quarters and an additional self contained flat on the lower ground floor with kitchenette and bathroom. Located on the lower level, you will discover the magnificent cellar (1500 bottles) with room to seat 10 or more in grand style. Adjacent to the heated pool is an intimate Loggia, fabulous for relaxed entertaining,a sauna and cool room
Extra features of the property are a four car garage, additional off street parking on the driveway, back to base security system, ducted underfloor gas heating, gas heated spa.
A truly beautiful home built to a scale rarely seen in today’s architecture.


13 February 2012

Grande Toorak Living!

Swish Paul Bangay gardens!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $3 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2

If I lived in Toorak,
I'd happily live here.
No question!

All the Toorak Mansions tend to feel similar,
here's all my featured Toorak Homes,
you'll see what I mean.

But I'd still live here!

Make sure you Tweet this post if you love it!

I think this hallway is very Swish indeed!

At first I thought this office was too posh,
but all I'd do is paint the timber bookshelves gloss white
and vavoom - it's all new again!

Good sized rooms,
well, compared to mine here!


AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Designer Luxury at its Finest

Featuring fastidiously renovated interiors by Stuart Rattle and landscaped garden surrounds by Paul Bangay, this Nicholas Day classic bestows exquisite living and entertaining spaces highlighted by top quality appointments and lavish finishes.

Poised, refined and elegant, the home comprises a sky-lit entrance hall and gallery, living and dining precincts with gas fire, fitted study with gas fire, limestone kitchen with adjoining balcony and European appliances (including 2 built-in refrigerators), main bedroom with limestone en suite, and 2 further bedrooms with individual en suites and balconies.

Other features include separate laundry, additional powder room, double garage and storeroom.


10 February 2012

Pretty in Pymble!

Casual Living all the way...
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $1.8 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Bathrooms: 3
Indoor Features
  • Alarm System
  • Intercom
  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Air Conditioning
This is a lovely home,
a lot of beige,
may have been painted like this to sell,
but still gives great personality
with strong contrasts in colour.

I like it!

Who has the time to nurture their
hedges this well!!!

What a classy entrance!

I love those curtains!

This is a lovely outdoor area,
not too big,
and they look like those day/night shutters
so they can close over if it rains,
and open wide when the sun shines!

Make sure you Tweet this post if you love it too!

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

Elegant fully renovated spacious living

Enjoying a magical sense of seclusion, this intuitively designed family home combines state of the art aesthetics with family efficiency. boasting inspirational interiors throughout and laden with ambiance, charm and appeal, this chic residence has been transformed by a sophisticated and contemporary renovation.

Ideally located within a blue ribbon enclave and set within moments to pymble public school and local transport, this executive family home presents an ideal lifestyle choice. exuding timeless elegance, the formal lounge and dining room showcases a jet master fireplace and flows out through French doors to a sun filled elevated terrace french provincial in its essence, the granite, eat in kitchen offers gas cooking facilities and the finest in stainless steel appliances open plan casual living seamlessly flows from the chef's kitchen to the dining, living and garden terrace accommodation comprises of four bedrooms including a luxurious master with ensuite, walk-in robe and private balcony two additional immaculate bathrooms finished to the highest standards all weather terrace with vergola and tranquil water feature, specifically designed for the entertainer child friendly level lawn, manicured parterre gardens and solar heated swimming pool media room or 5th bedroom/guest accommodation, designated study double garage with internal access, storage room, state of the art back to base security, auto gate access