Monday, October 24, 2011

My Dream Beach House

Ok this one is a little rough around the edges, but I prefer to think of it as a rough diamond.  This is my kinda house.   I just love this original Aussie Beach Cottage.  It oozes that casual and relaxed beach house feel that is a way of life around these parts.

Externally I would go pale grey with white trim.  The sandstone is gorgeous and apart from a new kitchen and possibly bathroom, the photos don't show it, that would be it.

This home has been in the same family for 40 years and I would love it to be in mine for the next 40 years.  I have no idea of price, but I am guessing $4-6 million owing to its Palm Beach location.  If you would like to live the dream have a look here

I'd love to change these tiles to Sydney sandstone. and soften the weatherboard with a few strategically placed large French potted urns.

 I would change the internal wall and window colour to white.  Dulux Fair Bianca is my colour of choice at the moment. A shame to paint over all that lovely art deco wall paneling, but I think it would greatly improve the light and space of each room.

The period detail is so me, I love it.  That gorgeous window seat would be the perfect home for my nautical stripe cushions.

The old sandstone fire place would be a great winter warmer, after a wind blown family beach walk. 

This home even has a 1 bedroom self contained unit, which I'd rent out in an attempt to cover the hefty mortgage.  Right that's it....I'm off to talk to Mr Beach House....I'm sure he'll see it my way.... Ha Ha!!!!

I always tell my clients that when a prospective  purchaser walks into your home they have to see it as their own, in order to seal the deal.  Well I can see this as my new home, even from the pictures.  This one has my name written all over it.
 Have a great week people.
Today I am partying here


  1. amazing..what a classic! i like that hasn't been altered too much but think i'd paint everything white.
    carolyn, do your posts take ages to show up? having trouble with mine.

  2. Wow, I love these classic homes too. I saw the first one you've shown when I was up your way, these are definitely the ultimate Australian beach house. I would have to paint everything white, but other than that, it would be pretty much perfect. Leahx

  3. What a dream holiday home, love it. KP

  4. swoon!

    visiting via boogieboardcottage and would love to have you stop by. (and i have a cool giveaway you may be interested in).



  5. Oh the mind boggles with the possibilities - would so love to get my hands on that one! Also, have just included you in Versatile Bloggers Awards in today's post. Well deserved, love your blog.

  6. Good graciousness... Who won't stay here and just enjoy the perfect spot...

    I swoon too...

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm.

  7. Oh what a fabulous beach house and such a beautiful spot. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  8. It is really wonderful, Carolyn and I see why you like it so much. Hope you're having a really lovely week.


  9. Wow, I love that too! What a fabulous location. Hope there's lots of room for guests since I am guessing you'll be having many. :)


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