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Home Is My Absolute Fave For Life

I love my (rented) house. It’s true. It’s in the suburbs, but it’s bright and light – and I can look out across rooftops and trees. It’s my favourite place to be. Home is my absolute fave.

I have been thinking a bit about other kinds of houses and places to live, too.

I favour houses where you can go for nice walks nearby and see the trees from the living room… or perhaps see other natural and lovely things from the living room.

My current house is near lots of things I like, but far enough from things to feel like a retreat. It’s a nice change from living on busy Brunswick Street in Fitzroy for 8 years. And clattery Bridge Road in Richmond for 3 years before that. The green and the quiet of my now house are good things for me.

I also like it that my house is a bit non-traditional. It’s nice to have a quirky house with some character and I love an original kitchen and bathroom, with all my heart! My house has those things.

I also love a house that reflects comfort and cosiness. If it’s dotted with books and art and craft and excellent things to cook with and leafy greens, all the better.

Here are some other nice houses.

I don’t like to show too much of my own house, for now, because it’s nice to keep some special things for myself, ya know?! There are some bits and pieces on my Instagram, I guess, if you fancy a peek!

What is your house like? How does it make you feel and what kind of things are nearby?

 

Walstrom House by John Lautner (above) via Ananas a Miami

Via From Moon To Moon (see heaps more pics here)

Alexander Calder

via Calder At Home

Via From Moon To Moon and yururi-8239223 (More pics here)

via Eames House

You can see more lovely woodsy and green houses here.

8 Comments

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    Madeline
    April 2, 2017 at 9:57 PM

    Home is definitely where my heart is. I’m not particularly houseproud but I do like making a cosy, comforting environment. We’ll have been in our house 20 years this summer. It’s in an old suburban area, plenty of trees and parks around but also shops, a fantastic library, swimming pool and not far from the city centre. It’s also only a short drive to the countryside.

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    Sarah
    March 31, 2017 at 9:36 AM

    I was in Melbourne recently and I really liked the Fitzroy area, but it is quite a busy place so I’m glad you’ve found somewhere a little quieter. I also really liked Preston (we were visiting a friend who lives there), it has lots of older houses just like where we live.

    Our house definitely has that home feel, right from when we moved in. It’s quite old (91 years and counting), maybe that’s it? But it really does feel like “us” right now (added bonus: it’s warm and toasty when it’s cold too).

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    Asa-Marie Webster
    March 29, 2017 at 8:47 AM

    Oooh I love homes like this! My own home is little and cosy, just big enough for the two of us and one wall has book cases all over it and I am doing my best to get through all the books I have filled them with. I think I would be very sad without books. We have a little park near by our home and it’s really the only thing to go and do in this regional town for free, so for that we are most thankful and we do love walking around the track, looking at the clouds, birds and trees…plus it borders the local footy teams fields so we pop over there for lots of games of Frisbee pretty much until we can’t throw straight anymore!

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      Meet Me At Mikes
      March 29, 2017 at 3:34 PM

      Some people just have a tiny few books in their homes. I can’t quite make sense of that concept! What is a home without a library and people to pore over it?! x

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    Kerrie
    March 27, 2017 at 9:41 PM

    As soon as I walked in the door at the house inspection I knew this house would be a home. A home that feels like it’s part of the family, that gives me a warm hug whenever I come home. It’s an old inner city cottage with only a small courtyard, but that little courtyard is totally private and covered in greenery. I am close to the city, but there are also lots of green spaces to walk to. Someone once told me I have a lot of stuff, but it’s neat clutter. I think it was a compliment! It’s just the way I like it. There’s no place like home.

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    Reannon
    March 27, 2017 at 6:22 PM

    I like home best too. I don’t think I can ever remember a time when I wasn’t happy to return home. I love that we have space around around us, big trees & that everything here was our choice, our doing & done with our hands. That gives me deep satisfaction.

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    Louise
    March 27, 2017 at 6:04 PM

    I hear ya luv! I’m in an older house (rented) over in Altona. It’s dated but I love it’s character. The big back yard with lemon, fig and walnut trees that my Sonofaguns can romp around in. Away from the cbd, nearish the beach, lots of pretty parks but soon will have to adjust to life in a new house out further west. If it wasn’t for the beautiful man waiting for me there to set up our forever-life, I’d never leave. It will be a challenge trying to match my vintage/ opshop/ eclectic furnishings into a modern house! Thanks for the inspiring photos!

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    A'Lethia Wolfsong
    March 27, 2017 at 5:12 PM

    Before moving to Kansas, I lived in California. I have to say the apartment my husband and I lived in for 15 years was ideal. There were large pine trees in the small courtyard and we had a private patio. The landlady let me have cats. We had ten who followed me around. I had a lot of plants there as well. Succulents, herbs, roses, miniature trees, bonsais, orchids, … I also had various oddities among the plants that I had found at thrift stores. I could go on. Your place reminded me of that apartment. It has been seven years since then. Now we live in a 100 year old Victorian folk house we are working on. Lots of bright colors, Bohemian, eclectic, Victorian, vintage hodgepodge mix. Unfortunately plants inside or out are a challenge in this climate. We have a few fruit trees though in our tiny backyard which are blooming right now so that is nice and daffodils are exploding in the front in bright yellow. Spring is here.
    At first it was horribly lonely here, even though I tend to be solitary by nature. So transforming the house is helping. We have even more cats now, well actually they adopted us. Plus we have dogs. For me the house is a refuge, a place to be creative. The first few years it was difficult to find my creativity here. My mom came with us, she had Alzhiemers. She passed away four years ago and that has been difficult. We both liked to make things. This year the house feels better. I think it’s the new paint on the outside. She’s happier. So am I.

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