Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Dreamy homes

Even though we've only had our little house for about a year, my eye can't help wandering. I don't think I'm cut out to be a home monogamist. I have my eye on the mid-century places. Unlike federation-era houses, which people think are charming, there's still a risk that people will buy some modernist gem then rip its guts out. They need protecting, y'know?

I really hope that 8 Elimatta Way is bought by someone who doesn't want it for the "triplex development potential."

Floreat and City Beach are the places to find the grander 50s and 60s houses. Pity the public transport round that way is so lousy.

10 Orana Crescent was designed in 1969, so doesn't have that boxy airiness of the mid-century houses that are a bit fashionable right now. It's warmer, cosier. The slate flooring is to die for.

And 20 Leithdale Rd (not a mid-century place, but with the same feel - my guess is 80s, maybe?) has been a favourite of mine for a while. Really it's pretty much a dream home. It's been on the market for a few months now, and the price has dropped quite a bit. Of course, I still don't have $1.5 million to spend on a place that would really only be a weekender (what, you mean people commute from Darlington?! No! Not possible! I am becoming quite inner-city snob).


Cassy said...

Those are incredibly cool homes! I'm pretty much drooling here.

petrina said...

I love looking and drooling at houses too! Always looking :)

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Hehe at home monogamist! In that case I'm guilty of leering at other people's houses too! :P

Anonymous said...

arrghh! I must not start looking at houses! But prices are so good at the moment!!
I actually dream about moving to the hills.. We have friends who live in Darlington and its just so beautiful.. but in my dream life I wouldn't have to commute!