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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Expensive property doesn't necessarily mean stylish property!!!

I was looking to the local real estate market for inspiration for my post today & thought I might write about a really beautiful home in my area, so I began my search for properties over the million dollar range. Now one would expect to be swooning over every property, well it wasn't the case.
Here in The Hunter Valley of NSW, Australia, there is an incredible amount of property for sale well & truly over the million dollar price bracket, but as they say, Location, Location, Location.
The Hunter is prime farming country, with large areas used for cattle farms, horse studs & vineyards. It is also one of the fastest growing regions in Australia due to the amount of industry, coal mines, vineyards, tourism, horse racing studs & proximity to the ports of Newcastle. Its safe to say we have it all here, which bumps up land values.
This is why I was able to uncover some fairly unflattering decor in my search for the perfect million dollar home...
You judge for yourself!!!!







I would call this style eclectic, perhaps....


I'm not so sure that canopy is safe....


These last 2 pics are from the same house, a very colourful house...


I love a white kitchen myself....

Perhaps The Hunter Valley needs a few stylists to start marketing to the local Real Estates....
A coat of paint, some rearranging of furniture & curtains the correct length for the windows would go a long way.
We all want to create a WOW factor, but most of these images had me saying OMG!!!

What do you think?
Perhaps all of the beautiful images I see in blog land everyday have given me a false sense of reality!!!


10 comments:

Kerry said...

Sad, very sad. As an ex Newcastle girl I find this very disappointing...if not in the least surprising!! Stylists wanted for sure :)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I suppose when the property is so expensive people run out of money for decorating. I live in a suburb of a city where you get a lot of house for the money. A million dollar home in my community would be quite stunning. There may not be the excitement or opportunities available that you would find in a larger city, but I love my home and wouldn't trade it for the world.

McCarthy Designs said...

Wow Trish, you sure discovered some doozies! I do wonder why people would not try to appeal to a wider market when they are selling their home! xx

Elements said...

I just want to turn them upside down and give them a good shake.
Then we can all take a room each and do our magic.

The Zhush said...

I loved this post, it was like reading my own thought on someone else's blog...right down to the affinity for white kitchens!

Jenny said...

You really found some winners there Trish! Some people are really need blog assistance urgently!!!!

laura said...

Kind of lost for words!!!
Have a fab day Trish!!
Lauraxxx

Erin said...

Oh c'mon....everybody wants a blue and pink kitchen....dont they??? haha oh dear! is all I can think!

chair up said...

In the past I have been very judgemental of people whose homes don't measure up to my idea of good decorating but I am s-l-o-w-l-y learning that not everyone has the same taste in decor and that some people really do like a blue kitchen.... having said all of that, good grief, what were they thinking!
Angex

M. Ortgage said...

Nice picture of my dream house for Trish. It tells that the Expensive property doesn't necessarily mean stylish property.

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