Chatswood sale has agents saying ‘WTF just happened?’

Peter Chauncy from McGrath has been left stunned (Ed: and no doubt created some very happy vendors) when on the fall of the hammer the conservation zoned single level residence in Blakesley Street Chatswood sold for $2.2 million on Saturday. Expectations had been around $1.35 million but in bidding increments as high as $60,000 these were smashed. Highest street price had been suggested just shy of $1.5 million previously. Sydney’s weekend preliminary clearance rate has been recorded by APM at 57%. More…

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Sydney Simmers

Affirmation from preliminary indicators on last weeks report for Sydney auction results with clearance rates confirmed as the best for 2012, so far…. APM indicates a clearance rate of 61.8% (Ed. not bad in any market). Price growth seems to be teetering and the onset of winter will be challenging for some. Here’s to seeing the result spread nationally to validate a turning point for all. More…

San Fran Weekender?

For those who like to keep a globe-trotting lifestyle consider South Beach San Francisco. The building which houses unit 103 was originally built in 1916 for use as a warehouse and printing shop, and converted in 1992 into a luxury loft building, 355 Bryant Street in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood is one of the city’s most authentic live/work loft conversions. Unit 103 is now up for grabs listed with Teed Haze. Designed by David Baker + Partners, who have been instrumental in planning other award winning conversions, 355 Bryant has a true loft aesthetic both inside and out. More…

Honey, pack your bags…

Situated on a jaw-dropping 200 acres of property, this mansion in the mountains of Aspen Snowmass offers unbelievable views of the incredible mountains of Colorado. The property is listed with Sotheby’s at $29.5 million and grants owners total privacy whilst remaining a mere six minutes to the gondolas of Snowmass village. The 1,193 sqm property features 7 bedrooms, 6 full baths, 4 partial baths, an indoor pool and staff quarters. More…

Dream Weekender IV

Skip the frenetic inner-city blur and appreciate the best part of Sydney, do it harbour-side. Take it away Martin Schiller at Savills, “Occupying the entire top floor of a prestigious absolute waterfront complex of only six highly-individualised strata homes, this world-class residence with panoramic harbour views combines the award-winning architecture of Burley Katon Halliday with interiors by renowned designer Thomas Hamel.” Nice. More…

Take a Break – Dream Weekender

An execution in simplicity is how we’d describe this rustic cabin in Austin, Texas (OK not just round the corner, but well worth the trip). Owned by Melissa Wilson, a yoga instructor and counselor, and her husband, yoga therapy sessions are regularly conducted at the cabin. So if you have a mind for an extended flight to reach your zen moment, read on. More…

Dream Weekender

Part 1 of an ongoing series focusses on unique Australian weekend-stays, this week homelife.com.au share Mavis’s Kitchen & Cabins in Uki, NSW (Ed: Just down the road). The work of restaurateurs Charlie Ebell and Peter Clarke, the home was dismantled and shifted nearly 100 kilometres to its current location in the foothills of Mt Warning. It’s Friday, sit back and soak it up. (Photos Alicia Taylor) More…