Symmetrical Order + A Glorious Garden :: Would you love to live here?


I guess it's pretty obvious that I am obsessed with good architecture, 
uplifting interiors + gorgeous gardens.
My husband says I don't think about anything else.
(I actually dream a lot of the design details for my own projects, but that's another story.)

So I feel extremely lucky to have happened upon a career which gives me the excuse
to hunt for fabulous examples of beautiful homes, 
just to keep an eye on what is happening in projects other than my own. 
And this rather charming home,
currently for sale in Malvern, Melbourne,
is a marvellous case in point.
But see what you think...


Something enduringly appealing about a vine covered courtyard.
It can be simple or complex in design, 
but as long as there is a sense of enclosure from at least 3 walls,
an interesting floor finish involving texture of some sort,
a table and chair on which to enjoy a glass of wine with friends,
and the verdant coolness of a shady vine, 
then it pretty much sums up the context of "delightful" to my way of thinking. 


At this point I think I can imagine having rather splendiferous cocktail parties in this garden,
with elegantly attired guests gathered on the lawn and perched on the stone rill, 
which is just at a convenient sitting height. 
And if the days grew a little warm, 
as they deliciously are in Melbourne this week,
one could dip one's toe into the swimming pool,
whilst waving one's gin & tonic delicately about. 
(And hopefully not ending up in said pool with now-diluted gin & tonic...)


So what do you think?
Is this a home which appeals, and importantly, 
would you love to live here?

property location :: 4a mayfield ave malvern melbourne