Bohemian like you
There are 2 major property websites in Australia, Domain and www.realestate.com.au and for a very long time indeed Domain was the superior of the two but in recent years it has only just managed to hold on to that edge as realestate.com.au has kept developing. The edge that Domain once has has now been lost. Why? The simple addition of keyword searching on realestate.com.au. Of course Domain has this, indeed it pretty much always has but where Domain is falling down now is with their floorplan interface (some floorplans are too large to be properly viewed in the pop up window, realestate.com.au has fixed this, Domain has not) but most importantly, Domain is shithouse when it comes to searching sold listings whereas this has always been the forte of realestate.com.au and now that realestate.com.au has a keyword search it has, in my opinion, taken out the title of Best Real Estate Website in Australia. Well done guys. But don't get complacent, Domain can and likely will catch you up. And to the peeps at Domain, don't despair. Your iPhone app is still better than the realestate.com.au app.
This keyword development means that I can now do more specific searches on realestate.com.au which in turn means that I can find all those delicious but long sold properties I recall drooling over in years gone by.
This place is mega. Seriously massive. Downstairs appears to be a gallery or studio of some sort while upstairs is the residence. As you will see on the floorplan you could fit the Duggar family in here. It's not super posh or anything and it looks like it would be drafty as hell. Plus the weird bridge thing isn't on title AND it connects directly into another building. I would imagine this is a hangover from when the building was actually used as intended, ie: to house wares. In any case, this place sold mid-2009 for somewhere around the $3 million dollar range. (click pics to enlarge)
UPDATE (Jan 2012) - If you want to see how this place scrubbed up in a renovation, click HERE.
And just because I'm a bit dirty and wrong, here's the uncensored version of the Bohemian Like You video by the Dandy Warhols. And no kids, it is NOT safe for work. Do not say I didn't warn you.