Jun 9, 2011

Let's play Cards in the Pool!

Have you ever seen such spectacular pool tiling?
Lined with Bisazza tiles, 
this pool has playing cards
woven into the mosaic patterning.
It's just one of the art touches in this 
most eclectic home for sale at Malvern,
which is a leafy inner-city suburb of Melbourne.
Aged French Oak floorboards
create warmth and softness,
as the perfect base for white walls
and fabulous artworks.
This kitchen bench stretches out 
into the courtyard.
Here's the other half of it. 
Gorgeous for alfresco dining. 
Half-in/ half-out!
What fun!
Running the same tiles up the walls 
from the floor is a great trick 
for creating a cocooning style bathroom.
More of those vibrant artworks
in the bedroom. 

I love the richly bright colours
against the white walls & dark timber floors.

What do you think?
Would you like to live here?

Property: 18 Chandlers Rd, Malvern, Melbourne
Agent & images: JP Dixon
Architect: Russell Barrett


  1. Oh YES please! An extremely fun and clever home. Virginia I hope you have a great weekend ahead.

    Cheers ~ Deb

  2. the pool looks like there is no water in it - amazing tiling. and i love the back courtyard the way the light reflects onto the wall.

  3. I love that pool. But it kinda makes me feel like I should be 18 and REALLY skinny!


  4. That pool is awesome. I bet some loteria cards would look pretty cool too. :)


  5. I love the look Virginia and the pool looks great :)
    Keep warm
    Claudia xo

  6. The tiling looks amazing! So jelaous. I wonder if Jodie's tiler did this house too :)

    I am having so much difficulties finding a tiler here in Adelaide :(


  7. Wow, the pool is amazing. A fantastic and clever use of space. It would be a perfect city retreat.
    Virginia I've changed the name of my blog it's now: http://squeezeddaily.blogspot.com/

  8. Love the pool area. The tiled playing cards add such a touch of whimsy...so fun!!

  9. The kitchen ! and the bench going into the courtyard! It is spectacular.

  10. Yikes! No way! Far too masculine for me but I appreciate the aritsanship.

    Weekend on its way--hoping yours is great!

  11. definitely swoon worthy! Love the pool and really everything else! XX

  12. What a gorgeous house. Especially the kitchen and outdoor area, such a clever use of space. Have a wonderful weekend Virginia, Sasha x

  13. Hellooo from chilly Brisbane :)
    Love brick and timber. Much warmer to live in than my Post War!
    Have a great weekend. Lisa

  14. Fantastic pool and that kitchen bench is awsome!
    Big hugs

  15. Great fun place. I would love to see the rest of the house...


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