Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Is this Australia's perfect house?

A few years ago, there was an article in the paper about a property that had been awarded Australia's best. There was a small picture of the house, and when I saw it, it literally took my breath away. Of course, that small pic only whet my appetite for more, and after some serious stalking, I found just what I was looking for. Take a look. Perfect location (Byron Bay hinterland - delicious!) and beautifully considered design. No wonder this home took out the top prize - I don't think it gets much better than this:

the home features a 100 year-old turret from Scots College, Warwick (A-M, this one's for you!)





 the dam is stocked with perch


 
I might just take a dip in the 21 metre infinity-edge pool



there's a section of rare rainforest on the 100 acre property



the home took five years to build - the 150 custom-made verandah posts were designed especially for the property

the attention to detail is amazing - look at those windows!



no, this isnt the main house - it's just the garage/games room/studio



the home was decorated by Coco Republic - nothing but the best


You can read more about this gorgeous home here and here. It was on the market for only $7.5 million. Worth every penny I think - if only I had enough of those pennies to snap it up for myself!

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, wishing my son luck with his football. They worked wonders - the boys won both games convincingly yesterday! Fingers crossed today will bring more of the same - they have one more pool match this morning, before heading into finals over the rest of the week.

Hope you all have a great day too,

40 comments:

  1. Wouldn't this be an wonderful home to decorate for Christmas? Thanks for the amazing photos.

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  2. Be still my beating heart...it is absolutely gourgeous..
    Lisa K

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  3. Yes..not too shabby at all. I'll be happy in the garage when I come to visit you...but please make sure all the snakes have gone ok? Yay footy boys! All the best for today. Australia could do with a few good young'uns on the team right now!

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  4. Did you hear that sound? That was my jaw hitting the floor. Oh too much eye candy at once, so early in the morning. Hear that sound? That's me running to get a tatts ticket!!

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  5. Hi Kerri, I think you are right, it doesn't get much better than this - how perfect and lovely interior as well. I feel like I have seen this house before on some TV reality couples show with Jules Lund? Could it be I wonder... Anyway at the time I remember thinking how gorgeous the house was... Oh to dream.... I think there is a big lotto jackpot tonight.... Come on Dad, win it for me.... :-) Thanks for sharing this beautiful home Kerri and good luck to your son for the rest of the week!

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  6. I do believe it is perfection and 100 acres of land to go with it too.

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  7. Kerri, that house is beyond amazing - I particularly love the roof lines, the panelled walls and the gorgeous windows. Would love to move in tomorrow!

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  8. how gorgeous! I love the grey and white exterior and the windows and and and.... everything!:)

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  9. Ahhhhhhhhh..... I am about to internally combust Kerri, I can't take any more beauty!

    That house.... ohhhhhh.... not even in my wildest dreams could I even think up a home that stunning. Thanks for sharing. This is def going into my 'house inspiration file' asap!
    Jxx

    p.s. so glad your son's games went well. Sending more good luck wishes for today and the rest of the week.

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  10. O.M.G. breath taking..... one can only dream...thanks for sharing will be puttting this in my files..Have a great day.Kym X

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  11. Kerri, this is the house for me!!!!!! I would love to live there...breathtaking, dear!
    Hey, I', satrting painting my kitchen cabinets. I bought a paint that has primer in it already. Did you send yours? I'm kind of lazy for that, but if I have to, so i'll do it!
    Have a lovely week, dear!
    Hugs, Li :-)

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  12. Maybe a little big for us - but most likely all the rellies would come to stay anyway!

    Interesting that it is built in a dip, not on top of the hill for the views, so I wonder what the reason is - winds, maybe? I have a friend up there, maybe she has the skinny on it!

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  13. Oh it's so pretty! Love all the wood work, gorgeous!
    XO

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  14. Oh my this is amazing!! It's like A-M's house on steroids!!

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  15. LOve it, Love it....so well done...Love the loung dining area. Thanks for the inspirational start to my day.

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  16. OMG! Kerri, this is my dream house!!! I have to email your link to my husband immediately so he can start saving! xxx

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  17. It is a beautiful house and I think it is quite reasonably priced for what it is! I love the area and the house! Perfect! Great news on the football, I hope the winning continues! xx

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  18. Seriously Kerri, I think we all need to sell up our current abodes, pool our money and all chip in. I'll be alternating between fishing and G&T's by the pool.

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  20. I have long converted this house too.

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  21. Hummmm, eu pecisava disto!!! Belas imagens!!

    Uska Hope
    http://uskab2.blogspot.com/

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  22. ok stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i would pack my bags and come home for this tomor!!
    melissa x

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  23. If only I had that many pennies
    Alison

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  24. Ok Kerri this is the find & post of the century, I will dream of me living in this little beauty tonight, Oh to have the money to afford such a home!!!
    Happy cheering at the footy tomorrow, can't wait to hear how they go!!
    Cheers

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  25. Incredible, I think it has all the desirable elements..Rachaelxx

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  26. Wow, that's a house! I think I could easily fit 3 or 4 of my house within it and then some.

    What really spoke to me is how wonderfully it fits with the land as shown in your second image. Just stunning...

    cheers
    Susan

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  27. S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G. - pure perfection. Glad you hunted it down Kerri .. thanks for sharing with all of us (-:

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  28. mmmmm yes, maybe just a little tiny for all my necessities.....Ahahahah Just kiddin'!!!!!!
    That house is incredible!!!!

    Hugs!
    Mara

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  29. Oh my goodness, but this is beautiful! And take a look at that scenery!
    Brenda

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  30. OMG, my heart has stopped. That's it for me. A-M xx Oh and the turret!... my lungs have given in again!

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  31. Yeh, I could probably handle living there ;-)

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  32. Divine! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful home with us! I was tagged and asked to answer a few questions and in response to "If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be?" I wrote:

    "I would like to be the owner of the home posted by Kerri of Driftwood Interiors yesterday! Wow! Yes, that home surely wins the title of Australia’s Perfect House. For a day, I would be in home owner heaven!"
    and I mean it!
    Love your blog!

    X Briohny

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  33. Kerry, this would be the perfect house anywhere!! Oh my how gorgeous!!

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  34. I reckon A-M's still having trouble regaining her breath, this so up her alley! Absolutely fabulous, but needs some great window treatments & a family to warm it up.
    Millie ^_^

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  35. This house was used for a tv show. Something to do with couples, it only lasted one season, but I do remember thinking this was the most gorgeous house I'd ever seen. Donna

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  36. Please,can ANYONE tell me the paint colours used on this devine house? Exterior walls/roof/trims.....THX

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  38. It is very much the perfect house..... I had the privilege of working on it on many occasions.... My partner was only tiler permitted to perform any work on this majestic masterpiece.
    It truly is perfect in every sense of the word. It's lovely to see the attention it generates & deserves.

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