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...

25 April 2012

Lest we forget... living in Aus thanks to our diggers.

Golf Course Living in Benowa, QLD Gold Coast!

General Features
  • Property Type:  House
  • Bedrooms:   4
  • Bathrooms:  3
Indoor Features
  • Broadband Internet Available
  • Air Conditioning
Outdoor Features
  • Secure Parking
  • Deck
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
Eco Friendly Features
  • Water Tank
 Well, I've had the joyous moment of uploading a new
post in Blogger, via their new API (interface), 
and it is quite nice to be able to upload all 10 images in one go!
I must admit...
But it is all new to me, so slowly does it...

And today, in Australia, of course is Anzac Day
and most of us who have had relatives in Aus for over 80yrs
know of someone who has fought in the war,
 As I come from a mixture of convict stock and 
immigrants in the late 1800's, my ancestry most certainly
lived through all the recent wars.
I have a few relatives who fought in the wars, 
and two died in aciton.
Both in WW1.

And of course, if not for these selfless, couragous people,
Australia wouldn't be what it is today,
maybe it would be a moden day Japan,
who knows,
so there you go, how lucky we are...

And this beautiful home is dedicated to all those 
selfless wonderful men who died for us overseas,
and who survived to come home too.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

 Yep, I bet they all wished they could have come home
to a house like this, overlooking a golf course,
to live out their days on the Gold Coast, QLD.

Make sure you "retweet" it here if you love it too!

 I'm not normally a fan of black and white in styling,
but I thought this home was beautiful,
don't know how I'd go living there with my two
youngens, under 5, with all that white!

Yeah it's not a huge backyard,
unless you include the whole golf course,
10 minutes from the Gold Coast Beaches,
I'm there in a heart beat, 
backyard or no backyard!

Tho a pool would have been nice!

What a spectacular Gold Coast Golf Course living estate, I wish it were me,,, no really, I do..

And here's the Master Plan of the townhouses - one floor or two?

One Level Floorplan Option
Two Level Floorplan Option

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

Exclusive, Brand New, Golf Front Home
Royal Pines Resort offers an unparalleled mix of living, golf and leisure, and now in this landmark enclave - The Concourse - you have the opportunity to be a part of it.

Introducing brand new, premium residences overlooking the immaculate fairways of Royal Pines - with your choice of single or double storey golf front homes - 3, 4 or 5 bedrooms - all with the utmost quality in finish and fixtures.

* 3, 4 or 5 large bedrooms
* Multi-purpose / Media room
* 2.5 bathrooms
* 2 car garage
* Buggy space
* Elevated lot with exceptional golf course views
* Fully equipped entertainer’s kitchen
* Superior finishes and fittings
* Fully ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning
* Travertine tiles
* Open plan with large living spaces and high ceilings
* Master Suite with walk-in robe
* Access to superior broadband connection via Telstra Velocity
* Stage 1 - Sold out - Stage 2 Now Selling


18 April 2012

A Stylish Modern Adelaide Home

A real Contemporary winner!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: $1.95 Million

  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
This home is quite spectacular,
although very contemporary,
it has a wonderful mix of textures & natural colours.

I get the feeling that this home would
be more impressive in person tho...

I think the front facade is a bad colour choice,
easily fixed with a can of paint tho!

Def a modern version of the 60's sunroom!

I really love the spacious living,
all white, cream and marble!

What a lovely parent's retreat off the master,
doesn't that look nice!

Tweet it here if you like!

Nice little marble wall there!

Phew, it's ok guys, it's got a lift.

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


Superbly positioned, in the much coveted south eastern corner of Adelaide and considered by many as the premier spot in this wonderful city. The East Terrace parklands on your doorstep, cafes, shops and restaurants of Hutt Street within a 3 minute walk, central to everything and yet serenely quiet - it doesn’t get much better than this!

Designed by multi-award winning 'DESIGN INTEGRITY', this freestanding Torrens Title town home (completed October 2011) sits comfortably on 220sqm of land and provides a built form of some 330sqm over 2 levels. A super quiet lift is positioned alongside of the wide staircase, providing easy access to the upper floor.

This stunning new residence with its’ practical floor plan is carefully designed to achieve functionality, cocoon its’ owners, with extreme attention to detail and top of the range appointments, displaying a masterpiece of residential architecture.

Principally a home of 3 bedrooms, 2 +1/2 bathrooms, open plan living, laundry, extensive outdoor living spaces and oversize double garage, it is the configuration and disposition of its spaces which sets it apart from the typical, or ordinary.

Keyless entry is through the beautifully crafted wrought iron security gate, operated with your i-phone (or a small remote). The wide gallery style foyer, lime stone flooring, coffered ceiling and feature wall paneling set the scene of what is to come.

A practical, light-filled dual purpose room adjacent to the front garden is an ideal private retreat and home office. Perfect for those wishing to work from home, this elegant room offers a flat-screen television and computer monitor recessed into Nyatah feature wall panels. The ‘study nook’ hidden behind floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors when not in use, is an excellent working area. There is additional room for wine storage and other items.

The indulgent master suite is soothing and elegant, relaxed, yet extremely functional and it enjoys a private, landscaped insect free courtyard, accessed through floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall bi-folds. There is 7 lineal metres of full height wardrobes. The fully air-conditioned en-suite bathroom includes a deep, freestanding bath and overlooks a beautifully sculptured magnolia tree. A curved wall shower alcove adds dimension, along with the wide marble bench top with double basins, vertical vanity units and a fully recessed toilet (for privacy).

Bedroom 2 is double in size and would be the perfect guest treat. Complete with an opaque glass wall and door & its’ own outlook to a private courtyard to the southern side of the home. There are 2 x twin-door built-in 2-pac lacquered robes & a built-in dresser.

A 2nd bathroom is positioned directly across the passage from bedroom 2, fitted with the same stunning décor displayed in the en-suite, including a separate vanity area, shower & toilet.

Kitchenette facilities are provided on the ground floor. These practical facilities include a bar fridge, storage cupboards plus a wide, twin-door linen press.

Direct entry into the home is provided from the fully-tiled floor, double garage, including a double, automatically-controlled panel-lift door. The spacious garage also includes ample depth for your gym equipment & enjoys air-conditioning from the ducted unit. A glass door from the garage opens to the service area on the northern boundary.

Upper Floor:- Enter a whole new world of ‘super stylish’ living with highly impressive, light-filled, large open plan areas – perfect for the ‘Entertainers’ and for those who enjoy ‘complete privacy’ in their home.

A guest powder room is located at the top of the stairs & adjacent to the lift, beautifully appointed with chic finishes.

The superb, multi-function laundry is adjacent to the kitchen.

The sensational angled kitchen is a Chef’s dream. It is fitted with 'top' range Miele appliances, including an induction cooktop, stainless steel, side opening under-bench oven, microwave, combi/steamer & dishwasher. There is an integrated fridge & large inline exhaust fan over the cooktop (super quiet & ducted to the exterior). The seamless lacquered cabinetry provides extensive pantry space and blends beautifully with the high quality surrounds.

Enjoy entertaining in the elegant & spacious, open plan style dining & living areas. Complete with a romantic, pebbled gas flame-fire and concealed flat-screen television. There is total home automation with built-in speakers, camera intercom and full security – operated through an i-pad.

A most luxurious and calming, fully tiled, insect-free outdoor entertaining terrace with room for lots of guests connects seamlessly via massive disappearing sliding doors with the living spaces and kitchen. A concealed barbeque is plumbed to mains gas, complete with storage. A bespoke lime stone carving (2 m x 3 m) and low-line water feature create the perfect mood for chilling out. This breathtaking facility is the perfect area to retreat from the outside world, overlooking St. Johns Anglican Church on Halifax Street and sit-back, surrounded by lush, mature planting.

Extras include:- Ducted reverse-cycle air-conditioning (individually controlled), automated watering system, 3.8 kilowatt solar system (sufficient to be energy neutral), high-tech glazing throughout including double glazing, C-bus lighting and touch-plate switches, i-pad controlled Rhapsody 24/7 music access, Foxtel cabling & gas instantaneous hot water service.



11 April 2012

A lovely South Yarra Den

Apartment Living 101
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $3 Million
  • Property Type: House
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 1
OK, I'm in mixed minds about this one...
I posted it because of it's uniqueness,
but of course, it is a little "mod" for my style,
but hey, can't always post the pretty traditional ones right!!

I can't stand ceiling pendant light fittings
that disperse the light onto the ceiling
all funny because of the glass...
I see it a lot, I find it distracting..
Does anyone else agree on that???
or is it just me?

Yeah $3 Mill for this,
wonder if they'll get it!
Tweet it if you like it too!

Yes, dramatic,
but I still liked it,
maybe not the deep purple,
but the contrast!

AND here's the Master Plan!

AND Here's what the Agent said about it!

Sophisticated, Stylish & Secure

Live your dream South Yarra lifestyle in this stylish town residence with
tranquil surrounds and interiors that evoke style, grace and modernity. Set
over two generous levels, this exclusive residence, one of only four
provides an inviting entrance hall, spacious living room with OFP, marble
kitchen with meals/dining area, fitted library or second living room, three well proportioned bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and other complementary features such as secure parking on title, fully fitted laundry and ducted heating and air conditioning.

Situated just moments to the Royal Botanic Gardens,Domain Road eateries and private schools.


02 April 2012

and a concierge - I'll take it.

Sydney Penthouses!
General Features
PRICE RANGE: Over $5 Million
  • Property Type: Apartment
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
Indoor Features
  • Alarm System
  • Intercom
  • Study
  • Floorboards
  • Broadband Internet Available
  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Pay TV Access
  • Dishwasher
  • Air Conditioning
Outdoor Features
  • Remote Garage
  • Secure Parking
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
Other Features
  • Concierge,
  • Sky Garden,
  • INMARK Plaza

Wouldn't it be nice to live up in the luxury clouds!

You can tweet it here!

I just love this pop of orange here.

This one is on 34th floor,
second from the top...
not too shabby.

AND here's the Master Plan - all 31sq of it!

(notice the pissy little tandem car park!! that's a bit rude!)

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

MARTIN - Penthouse

What is it?

An outstanding architectural achievement by the renowned Project Architect in collaboration with PTW Architects, this property is a true penthouse in every sense of the word and is unrivalled in the area. If you want views then this will satisfy your greatest desires, perched above it all, this glamorous and refined penthouse is the epitome of luxury living. Spanning the entire level, this penthouse apartment offers absolute indulgence with unequalled space and appointments, combined with views that stretch from the city all the way to the Blue Mountains beyond.

Impeccably designed, all areas have been cleverly considered to enable the maximum of light, air and space. Over the entire 34th floor of INMARK Tower, which is fast becoming the most sought after address in Sydney CBD for the discerning city dweller, the property is perfectly spread to allow maximum use of the highly prized 316sqm floor plan.

Where is it?

Only moments from everything Sydney has to offer, INMARK Tower offers you close proximity to Sydney’s best attractions; from the alluring array of restaurants, bars, cafes, and event venues at Cockle Bay to the Darling Harbour precinct home to some of Sydney’s most impressive recreational attractions. Alternatively, take a stroll in the majestic Hyde Park, famed for its Fig tree lined avenues, for sporting fans, the SCG and SFS are only moments away and for those after something more cultural enjoy a performance at the Entertainment Centre, Star City Casino or famed Opera House. If you are feeling a little more adventurous take a short commute to the sand and surf of Sydney’s best beaches.

Staying home may be your thing, and when you have access to the private Sky garden who could blame you. INMARK Tower’s Sky Garden is an oasis in the city, a special place you can retreat to yourself with a good book, or with special friends for a BBQ and drinks while watching the sun set over the city skyline. The Sky garden will provide a beautiful landscaped environment that will have you experiencing bright city living on a whole new level.

Conveniently located below the luxurious residences is INMARK Plaza which provides residence an intimate shopping destination, only an elevator ride away. Indulge the senses with a bite to eat, a freshly made coffee or the latest CD. Enjoy quiet moments to yourself or relax with friends whilst dining al fresco, either way INMARK Plaza is sure to be the place to be and the place to be seen.

Why buy it?

This property is the only one of its type in the area and provides a rare purchasing opportunity. With 264sqm of secure and private internal floor space this penthouse offers the ultimate in luxury living. The property is finished to a world class standard and comprises an expansive north/west facing living and dining area, including your own entertainers bar, wrapped by an impressive north/west facing balcony. Adjacent to the main living area is a cinema/office with direct access to a large second balcony. The gourmet kitchen overlooks a separate north facing family/entertaining area providing two distinctively separate living spaces.
With impressive double door entry the master bedroom is north/east facing, offers an oversized walk through robe and private ensuite. The additional two bedrooms are both east facing with built in robes, the larger of the two has a private ensuite whilst the third offers internal access to the third bathroom. Additional features include a well sized laundry including washer and dryer, significant storage, cloak room adjacent to main entrance, fourth toilet facility discretely tucked behind bar in main entertaining area, dual access from a discrete entrance to the east of the floor plan, double tandem car space and storage cage.
If you like entertaining and demand the finest in quality than this property will be your dream home.