Saturday, April 5, 2008

The homes of the southern highlands - and coincidentally their love of black and white flooring - part 2.

A traditional Australian cottage in Bowral.



I love the victorian bathroom with all the antique glassware.

A country kitchen doesn't get much cuter than this!

Gorgeous cedar windows creating warmth and space.

The many features of this house include 3 double bedrooms, bathroom with full bath, double vanity, shower, w.c. and tastic light. Large country-style kitchen with sandstock brick fireplace, stainless steel 5 burner gas 'Germania' stove and stainless steel dishwasher. Open-plan north facing family/dining with large picture windows and french cedar doors to rear deck. North facing formal lounge with open-fire and door to side verandah. Large study downstairs, Mudroom, Laundry with w.c. and vanity. Timber floors throughout. 11ft and 9ft ceilings. Ducted gas central heating. Fully fenced. Single garage with internal access plus carport.
Landsize: 1/3 acre (1527m2)
*takes a deep breath* ;)

Love the glass canisters with the lemons :)


I would love to nestle in one of those wing backs in the warm sun with my magazines :)



The colour scheme of this bedroom is rare and stunning! So french, so chic!


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This is another architecturally designed farm house in the prestige suburb of Burradoo. I love the black farm gates but personally I would have prefered scrolly iron ones :)

The features of this classic home are high ceilings, timber flooring, northerly aspect, cathedral ceilings, fireplace, picture windows and doors to the garden room and terrace area- the kitchen is superb with fantastic appliances, walk in pantry and more- Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study area plus a large home office adjoining the garage.

Beautiful front entry

This is great, It looks like when you walk into the entry foyer from the front door there is a floor to ceiling glass wall that looks into an atrium.

The atrium or garden room.


excellent large open plan living/dining/kitchen area.

nice bathroom, with the black and white tiles :)


Awww a turning circle! Wouldn't we all want one of these?




Look at this honeymoon hideaway.

pretty as a picture :)

I love the sandstone external entry

I love the built in book shelves and back to back couches. I'd just have chosen different couches ;)

quaint little kitchen

Bright and wide hallway

Is this one of the bedroom suites? whoa I love the size!



Finally, this is a lovely old weatherboard home for sale in Mittagong.
Large suburban block, 3 bedrooms, 2 livingrooms, dining room, terrace, single garage with wine storage and another detached garage.
This is my favourite kitchen of them all. The only thing I would change would be the door knobs.

A lovely large airy room - I even love the french decor of this house. Hmm I wonder if they'll have a moving sale ;)

No clutter in sight.

Look at the size of your back yard!
I could go on and on, the southern highlands is truly one of NSW most stunning areas and has long been a favourite escape from the city for many Sydney siders. It's most famous for it's history and english gardens (alot of Australia is too hot for an english or european style gardens but the climate is perfect and they grow beautifully down there). There are plenty of tourist spots such as the old jail, The Bradman museum and many open gardens.
If you ever travel to Sydney I would definately recommend this area should be on your list of places to see :)

7 comments:

Linda said...

How nice to see the architecture and decorating in Australia. It reminds me a lot of the same in Texas-big and spread out.

Linda said...

Hi Anna,
Love all of the houses that you have found just beautiful and so truely Australian.
Cheers Linda

~j~ said...

I am just loving these tours from your homeland Anna. However, now I want desperately to move there, don't think my husband is ready for that but oh the real estate...
Great,great fun going to these open houses via your blog.
love,
julia

Alkemie said...

Absolutely love the hallway and office (the room with all the shelves)! Amazing finds!

Gail McCormack said...

Once again Anna you have sourced out some beautiful homes, I can't tell you how much I admire your taste....

Nene said...

I love these home;-)) How much are they asking for the
*"Last home showing?"*

Just curious?? You can email me if you want to.

xoxo
Jeannene

My Notting Hill said...

It was great fun to see these houses. Love the lamps in the house with no clutter.