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27 September 2012

Sydney City Side Living

A Mosman Approach

General Features
PRICE GUIDE:  Over $4 Million
  • Property Type:  House
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Land Size:  665 m (approx)
Indoor Features
  • Study
  • Floorboards
  • Built-in Wardrobes
  • Rumpus Room
Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces: 2
  • Outdoor Entertaining Area
  • Swimming Pool - Inground

 Well I don't know about anyone else, 
but my Feedburner feed doesn't seem to be working these days... :(
So I don't even know if people get this post sent out to them anymore...
Oh well,
I shall carry on anyway!

This house caught my eye because of the mix of old and new,
which I imagine is tricky sometimes for home owners...
But I liked this one, 
so here it is!

Yes it's a bit odd looking from the front,
but not too shabby inside!


AND here's the Master Plan!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

An Inspired Transformation Creates a Stylish and Contemporary Family Home
A magnificent fusion of early 20th century space and tradition, with 21st century style and informality, has created a residence that exceeds the discerning demands of today's family.

Commanding an elevated corner holding of over 665sqm with harbour views from both levels, classic exteriors with impressive "Queen Anne" wrap around verandahs lead into a spacious, light-and airy contemporary environment where the focus is firmly on lifestyle. Bold, richly dark polished floors, crisp white walls and ceilings, plantation shutters and cutting edge finishes and features enhance today's design ideals ... the generous lobby leads to the huge, open-plan casual living and dining that interacts with the simply amazing kitchen and leads to the wrap around verandah and onto the safe, level lawns and gardens. With practicality and space to suit your needs, the generous formal dining room can perform as a fifth bedroom. The huge rumpus/family area to the rear opens to the covered outdoor entertaining area, that links to the multi-use two level lockup garage with loft and bathroom - ideal for teens or a great games area ... this the centre of your year-round indoor-outdoor living and entertaining. Level lawns and a plunge pool with swim jets complete the outdoor living story.

Upstairs under soaring ceilings, the grand master suite with harbour views opens to the verandah and offers a walk-though dressing room and designer bathroom. Bedroom two, with large bay, opens to the verandah, bedrooms three and four are generous, (all bathrooms are new, all have underfloor heating) a study is a practical addition. A current DA can provide a double lock up garage from Raglan Street with direct access to the home is an alternative to the existing garaging.

Surrounded by homes of equal quality, close to schools, transport (including the ferry), Sirius Cove dog off leash, waterfront reserves and harbour front walks and parklands, this stunning, impeccably presented residence seamlessly melds tradition with today and is ready to welcome your family.


09 September 2012

An affordable Brighton home... :)

 My future home (in my mind...)

General Features
  • Property Type:House
  • Bedrooms:5
  • Bathrooms:4
  • Land Size:651 m² (approx)
  • Outdoor Features
  • Garage Spaces:2
 It's nice to show a SOLD home isn't it, 
no guess work...

The reason I chose this home was not the flash interior design,
that's not quite my taste,
the layout of the home, 
the location of the home,
the feel of the home,
I'll take it thanks.

Yes, this would be my "real" dream home,

Downtown Brighton,
15mins from the city on a nice day.
It's kinda the trendy wealthy area to live in Melbourne.
So that's agreed then, I should live here!

 OK, the front & rear yards are not ginormous in this property,
but $2 Mill just won't get you big yards in Brighton  I'm afraid,
the rest of the house, I could settle for that!!!

 At first this home kinda looks like a display home,
but you'll soon see why I would take it in a heart beat!

 I am absolutely certain that my next kitchen/living area will resemble this,
warm whites, timber tones, clean, sleek, and a bit of pretty!

Great size master bed and ensuite!
Yes I'm in!!
 Tweet it here if you're in too!!!


And don't all us busy ladies need a lap pool these days...

AND here's the Master Plan!

I simply love the floorplan for our family!

AND here's what the Agent said about it!

First class quality 5+ bedroom luxury family home
With a stunning combination of Bayside excellence, contemporary indulgence and streamlined architectural brilliance, every luxury and comfort has been conquered in this lavish family home. 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, home office downstairs, study upstairs, swimming pool, plus several enormous living spaces - both formal & informal.

The home with its striking design of dark render and timber stands out on a street of lavish properties. The front consists of established plant life, feature fences, a casading water feature urn, and a gravel driveway leading to an automated double garage with matching timber door.

The designer timber and glass front door provides access, and a wide feature entrance hallway runs through the centre of the dwelling. A home office with bifold doors offers a privacy and space. Venturing deeper and a huge sitting/lounge room features a fireplace and enclosed ornamental garden.

Walk up the carpetted stairs and four bedrooms can be found, as well as a study and central bathroom with freestanding European bath. The Presidential main bedroom is immense in size and unreservedly opulent. Boasting both a large walk-in robe and a second walk-around robes, this bedroom overlooks the rear garden through bifold windows. A designer ensuite bathroom with skylight possesses a central and stylish marble bath, plus twin showers and basins. A second bedroom also has a walk-in robes and ensuite, the third bedroom has built-in robes and a private balcony, and a fourth bedroom has built-in robes. A fifth bedroom lies downstairs and features built-in robes and an ensuite.

The rear of the home boasts an enormous open-plan living and family area. While this really must be seen to be fully appreciated, some description might give a clue to the magnificence of the space. A wall of windows overlooks a black-tiled swimming pool with a triple water fall feature, while rear folding doors open out to the garden. The real highlight is the kitchen, stylish and spacious, it boasts an island bench made of Italian stone and new-age timber panel cabinets. A massive walk-in pantry has its own benchtop and heaps of storage. Twin electric fan forced ovens sit near a Miele integrated dishwasher, and a Smeg recessed cooktop and microwave make up the other appliances. A downdraft rangehood and insinkerator complete the kitchen.

The rear garden is accessed over the raised timber deck (complete with stainless steel BBQ), which hugs the residence, and lends ideas of fabulous day and night entertaining. An established garden border and verdant lawn provide extend to the boundary fence. Other features of this outstanding home include: climate control multi-zone reverse cycle heating and cooling, video intercom, monitored security system, copper-glaze feature tiles and large and clever laundry with outdoor access.

The property is located on a well-known boulevard in the heart of leafy Brighton. Within a short walk is the sophisticated Church Street shopping strip, as well as schools, parks and public transport. The famous shoreline with its procession of colourful beach boxes lies just down Dendy Street.