House Tour – hello, goodbye and hello

This beauty is one close to my heart.

Welcome to my parents home for the last ten years. I didn't spend my formative time here, but my own children did. We're a foodie family who 'live to entertain', and miss bali-bungalow has delivered 100% on that. Now it's time for Mum & Dad to spend more time exploring and less time hosting – they're passing this dream home to the next lucky family and I'm taking one last tour of this timelessly renovated beauty.

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 Many a dinner-party has been hosted perched among the palms

Many a dinner-party has been hosted perched among the palms

I call her miss Bali-Bungalow because the original bones are most definately Bungalow – enclosed verandah entrance, weatherboard exterior, polished wood floors. Layered over this, thanks to a clever renovation, are details reminiscent of Balinese resorts – carved panels, louvre windows and views over epic tropical planting.

 The frangipani trees deliver thier fragrance on the sea breeze

The frangipani trees deliver thier fragrance on the sea breeze

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The guest bedroom is the dreamiest room in the house. Something about the leafy outlook and informal, yet elegant styling, brings on an afternoon-nap-like tranquility.

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The cream for me is the powder room - gold lame wallpaper, hidden tiled drawers and absolute perfect mirror placement. Made all the more magnificent by the presence of this lamp-come-sculpture. 

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 Bathroom goals (photo by Jenna Smith)

Bathroom goals (photo by Jenna Smith)

There is a very special light throughout this house – thanks to the considered placement of windows, skylights, louvers, and mirrors.

 (Photo by Jenna Smith)

(Photo by Jenna Smith)

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The previous owners had a meticulous eye and sophisticated taste. Their renovation is made all the more unique thanks to my parent's love for collecting and displaying, art & objects of all shapes and kinds.

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This room shows what a perfect match my parents' style has been with the finishing choices of the previous owners. Timeless designer couches sit quite comfy with the enduring dark brown carpet and curtains. 

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Note to self - beautiful bespoke joinery is a worthy investment

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