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...

30 May 2012

"Swinford" Toorak Luxury

Another Lovely Toorak Home

General Features
Property Type:  House
  • Bedrooms:  5
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Land Size:  837 m (approx)
Outdoor Features
  • Remote Garage
  • Secure Parking
  • Garage Spaces:  2
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
  • Swimming Pool - Inground

Yes I know, it's another Tooraky Home
but there are so many lovely interiors there,
I couldn't resist this one!

Hope you like it too!

 Lovely Living areas...

 But this is by far my favourite space!
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 AND Here's the Master Plan!

AND this is what the Agent had to say about it!

'Swinford' - Flawless Transformation
Renovated to the highest possible standard with impeccable attention to detail, this imposing period residence bestows absolute contemporary perfection along with a commanding street presence on approximately 837sqm - just moments to Kooyong Village, private schools, Kooyong tennis club and public transport.
Meticulously renovated and extended to offer immaculate interiors, sophisticated amenities and high quality appointments throughout, the home comprises formal lounge and dining rooms, study, north facing casual entertaining zone and Carrara marble kitchen; all with garden access. A large manicured garden and fountain, stylish elevated terrace, built-in barbecue and luxurious family pool provide additional entertaining options. Upstairs delivers an elegant main bedroom with lavish en suite wall-to-wall robes and built in dressers, 3 additional bedrooms with built-in robes and desks, central bathroom and large rumpus/5th bedroom.
Designed with distinction, the striking residence features a range of first class finishes and fittings, including custom joinery, French limestone fireplaces, Swarovski chandeliers, limestone bathrooms with Appaiser basins and Gessitapware and polished timber flooring. The home also comes equipped with a versatile double garage/function room, separate laundry, cellar, substantial storage facilities, reverse-cycle heating and cooling, irrigation, video security, alarm and multiple off-street parking.


26 May 2012

Toorak Luxury Home - May 2012 post

Another Toorak Mansion, I'd happily live in forever!

General Features
PRICE RANGE:   Over $8 Million (unverified)
  • Property Type:   House
  • Bedrooms:    5
  • Bathrooms:   7
 Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces:    5
I'm still navigating my way around the new Blogger interface, 
is anyone else having problems with this new interface?
or is it just little old me!!

Anyways, this week, I found so many lovely homes in Toorak,
I could easily post homes just from Toorak for about a year I reckon!

This is lovely home, designed by a local architect Robert Mills!

Manicured Gardens?
Sure, why not!  Probably by a full time gardner!

Grand Living Areas

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 Great Theatre Room - of Course!
and why not a grand timber lined study to read in too (below)!

 Full Marble Bathroom - a Bit opulent for me!!

 AND Here's The Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!
Toorak Magnificience
This pseudo-classical residence, designed by renowned architect Robert Mills, evokes timeless grandeur with its subtle blending of Roman, French and Art Nouveau styles combining to create an icon of exclusive and secluded Toorak living.

The Grecian principles of symmetry and proportion that inspire the architect-designed grounds extend to grand Thomas Hamel inspired interiors that perfectly blend artistic flair with a meticulous and unparalleled attention to detail. From the relaxing fountains and arbours of the Paul Bangay gardens to the delights of the indoor aquarium, from the magnificent fireplaces to the exquisite wood paneling, everything about this home seduces one into another world where living is its own form of art and joy.

This is a home to cherish, a home that nurtures the soul while offering at the same time every possible convenience of lifestyle and location. The 3-level floor plan includes 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms (plus 2 vanities), butler's kitchen, maid's apartment, sitting room, sunroom, home office, lift, cellar, 2 bars, home cinema, gymnasium (inc. steam room) and a 5-car underground garage (inc. hydraulic lift). Properties of this quality only rarely become available. Secure your opportunity today for a personal inspection.


24 May 2012

New PIN IT button

Hi ya'll

I've added a "Pin It" button to my blogger interface HTML and now you can Pin actual images from any post, direct to your Pinterest Boards.
Simply click on the PIN IT button on the top left of my post, and it will open up in a window with heaps of images.  I think you can only do one at a time.  Simply click on the image you want to Pin, it will be highlighted, then click OK and it will open up a Pinterest Board selection from your Pinterest account, save and Voila!

btw, just Pinterest Button Instructionsif you want the great instructions I used to create the Pin It buttons on my blog!

Any problems/questions, just leave in the comments box below.
I'm quite the internet expert these days with all my blogs and online stores  :)

17 May 2012

A Cottlesloe Cutie!

Graceful Wingrove Home
General Features
PRICE RANGE:   $4.5 Million
  • Property Type:  House
  • Bedrooms:    5
  • Bathrooms:  2
  • Land Size:   911 m² (approx)
Indoor Features
  • Alarm System
  • Air Conditioning
Outdoor Features
  • Carport Spaces:  1
  • Garage Spaces:   2
  • Swimming Pool - Inground
WA is a tricky state to feature beautiful homes from,
like Adelaide, many homes from outside are stunning,
but inside are dated and boring.

I searched for 2hrs tonight just to find this one!
I'm happy with it under the circumstances,
some very pretty features!

Old meets New.

I'm still getting used to this new Blogger formatting,
can't get my pics quite right, 
but I'll get there!

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This is a great kitchen,
facing outside like that, very pretty.

Great colours with the timber floors.

 Lovely pool area!


AND here's What the Agent said about it!

This substantial and glorious residence is one of the most beautiful family homes imaginable - complete with a sophisticated renovation with meticulous detail to quality, design and style.

Graceful, chic and soulful - the atmosphere and charm is matched by the abundant accommodation offered in this 4/5 bedroom home, complimented by formal and casual living areas, an amazing cellar, resort pool and outdoor kitchen/alfresco, all drenched in glorious northern sun.


- Garden lighting throughout front and rear gardens
- Beautiful manicured gardens and lawn areas fully reticulated by bore
- Automatic driveway gates & security gate with internal monitor
- Restored veranda (stumps, roof etc)
- Restored & original stained glass in front door
- Stained glass French doors & porthole in the study are quite unique
- Bay window in master bedroom with stained glass highlights
- Floor length curtains with black out backing in all bedrooms
- Original tiles in the fireplaces
- Original mantelpieces in all rooms
- Italian bathroom fixtures throughout
- Caesar stone bench tops throughout
- Underfloor heating & cooling with individual room specification
- Ducted vacuum
- Gallery with commercial-grade track lighting
- Tinted windows to the rear half of the house
- Bleached, recycled jarrah floorboards in back half of house
- Calcutta marble splash back in kitchen
- Wrap-around storage cupboards, integrated fridge & dishwasher
- Back garden is fully lit and has external sound system
- Solar heated in-ground pool with water features & spa
- BBQ dining area with 4-burner built-in BBQ, integrated stainless steel sink/bench and built in bar fridge
- Pool sculpture by 'Sculpture of the Sea' winner
- Automatic retractable shade blinds on north and west side of deck
- Powder room has floor to ceiling marble wall with Phillipe Starck lighting
- Attic room has air-con and walk in attic storage
- House wired with Cat5 Ethernet cable
- 1,500 bottle, temperature controlled cellar
- Gas instantaneous hot water system
- "Termguard" termite system