One of the great things about the Internet is that we no longer have to wait until Sunday afternoons to snoop inside houses that are for sale–and we can attend Open Houses as far away as Melbourne, Australia. A listing that caught my eye this week was for this historic home that was featured at A View on Design.
Airlie Mansion was built in 1891 and is reportedly worth over $10 million today. A Prime Minister lived here in the 1920s. The grand old house actually stands in the center of what is now a thriving business district, but it has “extensive courtyards and outdoor terraces.” Take a look!
The owners have made this old house with period details look surprisingly modern.
There’s a “modern European kitchen with Smeg appliances” in here someplace, but it’s cleverly disguised–doesn’t really shout “kitchen!” to me:
The master bedroom:
Would you want to live in an historic home like this, right in the heart of a business district? I’m thinking you would have to be someone who doesn’t mind getting a lot of attention, because there would be no blending into this neighborhood. Your house would definitely stand out.
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