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29 August 2012

Coogee Water Views!

A Coogee Beach View

General Features
  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:3
  • Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces:2
  • Swimming Pool - Inground
Ok, so I haven't posted for a week or so,
I'm busy creating a special training course for bloggers,
so although I started this post last night, around midnight,
I'm finishing it now, 7am!
(work, kids, you all know how that works out!!!)

However, I was lucky enough to get an email 
from Lucy, an AVOD fan :) in NSW!
She suggested the house below in Coogee,
which she visited herself at an open, and fell in love!

So, here it is for you all to see,
I hope you love it too with those views!  :)

 Very impressive from the street!

 Obviously very modern/contemporary feel,
which is common these days in Australia!
Click here to tweet it if you love it too!

 Lovely open plan living!

 Such great views,
but not a lot of rear yard, that would put me off.
Great for semi-retired I guess!

 And here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

A triumph of contemporary design, this newly built beach house is positioned on a commanding elevated block affording panoramic ocean views.
A triumph of contemporary design, this newly built beach house is positioned on a commanding elevated block affording panoramic ocean views over Wedding Cake Island and the beach to the Maroubra Headland. Reminiscent of a tropical island retreat, it has been crafted to integrate with its breathtaking surrounds using an inspired palette of exotic stone, timber and glass. A choice of indoor and outdoor living spaces, luxurious interiors and an exceptional layout combine to create a unique family sanctuary.

Features include:
- Exclusive setting between Gordon's Bay & Coogee Beach
- 4 double beds, built-ins + a home office/library with fireplace
- View-swept top floor master retreat, ensuite & dressing room
- Sun-washed living & dining wrapped in entertainer's terraces
- State-of-the-art stone & timber gas kitchen, Smeg appliances
- Family room, pool with sun terrace, 4 Jetmaster fireplaces
- Lavish stone bathrooms, powder room, large internal laundry
- Large DLUG, custom finishes, electric blinds, designer lighting


07 August 2012

South Yarra 1881 Glamour

Barwon 1881

  • Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces:2

This is one of those old beautiful South Yarra Homes,
one of those you drive past and
slow down to have a really good look,
to truly absorb it's beauty in just a few seconds.


 And for a moment you wonder,
what would it have been like to live here 100 years ago...

If you work off the floorplan below,
it appears that the above photo is a side shot,
facing the kitchen side.... amazing!

But all contemporary inside now!

Can you see the pool just out through that back large doorway!
You can click here to tweet it too!

 OK, this room's too weird for me.
Maybe I'm too old fashioned!  :) 

AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent had to say about it!

"Barwon" c1881
This stately and beautifully renovated and extended early Victorian balconied family residence with circular driveway, pool and separate self-contained accommodation is situated on a large garden allotment of 1266m2 approximately. Minutes walk to Chapel Street, Toorak Road shops, restaurants, cafes, transport and many schools. Comprising: Formal lounge, separate dining room and study (each with open fireplace), powder room, kitchen/family meals area and informal living room opening to terrace and garden. Upstairs: Master bedroom with balcony, walk in robe and ensuite, 3 further bedrooms each with open fireplace, expansive bathroom and 2nd study. Other features include hydronic heating, cooling, cellar, double lock up garage and additional off-street parking.