French Fancy.

Yeah OK, sorry, couldn't think of another title and I kind of want to bang this post out so I can go and blob on the sofa.

57 Parriwi Road, Mosman NSW

Anyhooooo, this next corker was built by "acclaimed French Architect" Guy de Compeigne. Whatever, it's awesome, that's all I care about. I'm probably going to offend a few people by saying this but I am sick to death of the whole Balinese influence thing we've seen in houses over the last 10-15 years. It actually makes me cranky to see it now, particularly in newer builds/renovations that should bloody well know better. But despite the whole Bali thing being sooo last decade, this house sort of goes there but does so well. Actually, now that I look at the pictures again it seems the accents in the house are more Japanese than Balinese. That's probably why it works. Oh well, at least I got to rant about the Balinese trend in decorating. It's all fine and dandy when it's done well but it's just so rarely done well. /end rant
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  1. Lots of deck, sandstone, wooden floors, a warm bathroom with some green in it, very very nice, uncluttered space, great. The bedrooms aren t warm tho, the telly in the kitchen isn t great, I agree, and the beams - while they look rustic in Europe - look like someone had opened a box of giant match sticks and had thrown them onto the ceiling. How the hell did they all end up in a parallel position?, anyhow...
    I would substitute the skimpy railing with glass for a more unobstructed view of the bay. The furniture of the deck looks like the back of a motor yacht more than a house, so that has to go... I like the holiday feel of the house and would expand on it even more. I would probably go for (orange?) silk umbrellas, a haha, I KNOW, Ms. C.


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