(above) That's her! An image from the August 1958 issue of Australian House and Garden magazine(!!). She was designed by an Architect in 1956 as his family home and featured in H&G a couple of years later. She has 4 bedrooms, oodles of glass (gorgeous 50's details a-plenty), trees everywhere, a sprawling backyard... I think we could just be a match made in heaven. Happy days! PS How will I sleep tonight?!
20 September 2010
A few months ago, a fantastic 1950's beach house came on the market on Sydney's Northern beaches, right where we were looking & "400 metres from the surf". Mr Tonic went for a look with Mini Tonic #1. I must have been washing my hair that day, because I didn't go. But Mr Tonic took lots of photos with his iPhone (a hot tip if you're house-hunting - So often we look at potential apartments/houses for 15 minutes then chuck our life savings at them!). But anyway. A week later I did go to the open house, and subsequently gave it the thumbs down. Having just come off the back of a major renovation, I wasn't ready to lose Mr Tonic for another
month year of Sundays just yet. The weeks passed. The property went to auction and got passed in. The weeks passed. Mr Tonic and I sold our beautiful house, with the aim of moving up to the beautiful Northern Beaches, 45 minutes by car from where we lived. We made an offer on the new house. We made another offer on the new house. The weeks passed, and we started to talk ourselves out of it. Then today, Mr Tonic calls me. "I may have another birthday present for you, but I'm not sure how you're going to feel about it... They've accepted our offer..." YIPEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We bought a house! We bought a house! We bought a house! She's beautiful, but she's old, and we plan on restoring the shizz out of her (in between dips at the beach!). So you know I had to share her with you, right?
Posted by Louise (Table Tonic) at 10:05 PM