Thursday, July 9, 2009

Lovely Leura...

Thinking more about my trip to The Blue Mountains I decided to stalk around looking for properties for sale. I found this little gem in my favourite Blue Mountains suburb of Leura.

Look at the views this treasure has to offer!



What a sweet but not so small cottage.

From the realestate website - The best of both worlds, views and a garden and seldom available! One of the very few outstanding gardens with panoramic cliff edge VIEWS from the cascading waters of Wentworth Falls to Bowral Gib. Sited on over 2 ½ Acres of Paul Sorensen gardens, crammed with mountain exotics meandering gravel pathways, dry stone walls and native bushland, you can see forever from this beautifully maintained and much loved weatherboard residence. There are 3 bedrooms, a 4th or study, 3 bathrooms, formal and informal living areas plus a massive family room leading from a thoughtfully designed kitchen and super sized laundry. High ceilings, pretty picture windows with a treed backdrop and valley vistas , plus gas log fires and a bore for the garden, all add up to the ultimate in privacy, tranquillity and seclusion. Located just around the corner from the Fairmont Resort, the Golf Course and less than a 90 minute drive from the city.



I adore the colonial picture windows.



I would put a sumptuous window seat in this bay window.





If this is the formal lounge I'd paint the walls either antique white or a very soft beige. I would also perhaps add a little more plasterwork to ornate the ceilings. The slow combustion fire would either be replaced with a white version or somehow moved to the other wall and create a stone mantle fireplace. The sofa's would be white French settee's with an aubusson rug and a tufted ottoman used as a coffee table. And of course lets not forget the grand chandelier ;)



If this is the familyroom the carpet looks to be sisal which I already love. I'd have a linen couch, perhaps another large ottoman coffee table but I'm unsure of what lighting I'd use in this room.



The kitchen is small but delightful. With such a lack of storage cupboards one would hope there is a massive walk in pantry somewhere ;)



A beautiful chandelier is definitely needed in the dining room,...



as well as the bedroom. I'd have a beautiful off white French Louis bed and I'd probably place my soon to be covered aqua velvet, tufted love seat at the foot and place my French style vanity and leopard print chair in the bay window. I'd have duck egg blue silk curtains and a damask wallpaper feature wall and probably another aubusson rug.





Imagine waking up everyday looking out from your bedroom window at that view!! It may not be the ocean but still equally as beautiful.




Beautifully manicured gardens.




Unfortunately, to live this lifestyle you'll need just under two million dollars *sigh*


It's always nice to dream though ;)





I also quickly wanted to mention my excitement about Jason Sullivan winning the Home Made competition. I can't wait to see his future designs!!





17 comments:

Villa Anna said...

Alicia - Blasted reality!!!!
I'd just add lovely white shelves to the kitchen so neatly arrange all my china & lovelies.
Its obviously for the view, gardens & land but man is that outdated inside. Perhaps we should all chip in to buy a bloggers retreat???

Villa Anna said...

Simply Mel - Gorgeous cottage vista...and what fun it would be to renovate and update that little jewel!

Villa Anna said...

Sorry ladies I forgot to change the dates of my post and had to repost it, therefore losing your comments.

I think I bloggers retreat is just what the doctor ordered!

Anna ;)

alice said...

Oh, I am dying to move in and renovate! I'm already picturing the beautiful interiors that can happen to this lovely house!

vicki archer said...

What amazing views from that property - couldn't it be gorgeous. Dreamy stuff and a bloggers retreat ...I'm in, xv.

Porchlight Interiors said...

What an amazing home Anna! I think it is definitely worth the asking price but I think they could use the services of a good property stylist! Thanks for sharing! Tracey xx

Ivy Lane said...

Lovely!! what fab views.. I am with you...the dining room and bedroom are in need of new chandies!!! Have a Good Day!

Zelda said...

about the first picture ... there absolutely no place in Europe so big without a single construction ! Even in the mountains there will always be a mobile phone tower or a sheep chalet ... it's simply stunning !! and that house has all of it ... this is America

The Carolina Quilter said...

Wow! Gorgeous home with a view and gorgeous hunk of a guy! But you cannot be a sleep walker and live in this house! It is beautiful.

Jody
Mini Leaps and Bounds

Villa Anna said...

Actually Zelda this is Australia ;)

Anna :)

Villa Anna said...

Jody, haha I never thought of that. You are so correct!

Anna :)

vosges paris said...

Omg I just looked at pictures of the australian seaside... and now you are showing me these beatiful mountains What a wonderful nature you have over there!

The Consummate Hostess said...

What beautiful views!

Pearl Maple said...

Stunning views, we are so lucky living amongst all this pretty country side.

You have some lovely things going on in your blog space, thanks for sharing the inspiration.

Lara Harris said...

I just did a post about an Aussie artist named Graham Gercken who creates the most AMAZING paintings of the Blue Mountains!...Those views are just breathtaking!!

down pillow said...

Amazing views and I love the kitchen! Great stuff!

The Little Big House said...

oh wow - how unbelievably beautiful!