Monday, May 30, 2011

Today's Estate ~ What's inside the mystery boxes ? Lucky dip

 Today we went to this stunning old home in Wilston Heights. The family are preparing it for auction. The house has been in the family since the late 1940's and they moved into it just 4 years after it was built. It is not only in very original condition but also has amazing city views.

 I love the ceiling in this room and also the cabinets that divide the two spaces. Sadly the furniture was not as exciting to us.
 I am a sucker for an original bathroom.

While we bought some furniture we also bought the bric a brac from the house sight unseen as the family had wrapped it all up in these 12 boxes that now fill my lounge room. Due to them spending hours packing and wrapping everything up I was unable to open them. So we had to take a "punt". Normally this has worked out in the past. Time will tell if it has this time. I will bring you the verdict tomorrow. I am already getting the "what's for tea ?" questions so openning the treasure chests will have to wait.
(Also I just wanted to add that I have had terrible trouble commenting on the vast majority of blogs. I don't know what is wrong with blogger but it is so annoying. I hope the problem is solved soon. If you havn't heard from me please know I am out there lurking ha)


  1. Ooh! I've been eyeing off this house. Could walk the kids to school, have friends in the street, etc. Haven't told Hubby yet I'd like it ;-) Next time you're over this side of town, let me know. I think I have a few things here I could give to the Old Boathouse.
    btw ... I also had terrible trouble signing in and commenting. It took me several attempts.

  2. What a beautiful old home, Katherine. I hope your boxes are full of wonderful treasures. There will definitely have to be some ugly art glass in there, surely? xx

  3. I am in love with the old house, and the view is stunning. The lounge groom is amazing and like you the bathroom is a beauty, I would leave it as is.

    Can't wait to see what is in the boxes, so exciting! Tam x

  4. I would not be feeding the children, I would be opening those boxes as quick as I could...cant wait to see whats in them, will you share...? Please...!!!
    As for the blogger comments, I have to load a name and url...its such a pain, but then some are okay? not sure what is going on with it.

  5. I can't wait to see what's in those boxes! Estate sales are quite sad though, aren't they? It is a beautiful house, and I have to agree with you about those cabinets which divided the rooms.

    I've been pondering my sudden desperate need for a Bitossi lamp which I saw at the WAC, so if there's any Bitossi lamps. I'll take them!

  6. What a stunning house! Let me know if there's anything that I want that you don't, if you know what I mena!

  7. Sounds like a cool lucky dip!! Have fun...

  8. The home is a treasure and I hope that the new owners retain as many of the original features as possible. Can't wait to see what you find in the boxes.

    I've had my own 'revealing' today as I sort through storage boxes in our shed as we get ready to put our own home on the market - a few long lost treasures have been uncovered which makes dealing with cockies, spiders, snake skins and mould all worthwhile.

    xx Felicity

  9. Can I come open the treasure chests with you.? I think I would have made the hubby cook while I unpacked. Cant wait to see what is in them

  10. Come on Katherine, crack open one of those boxes, suspence is killing me! Love the old home too by the way... ;-)

  11. What a gorgeous home. I love all the original features *sigh*
    Oh what fun unwrapping those boxes! Just like Christmas :)

  12. oh boy cant wait to see whats in those boxes!!!!

  13. That home, those views! Those surprise boxes are very intriguing. Also had some comment "issues". :)

  14. The old home is gorgeous and what stunning views.

    A tip that has sorted my blog problems out - untick the 'stay signed in' box when you are trying to sign in. It may well fix your problems Katherine.

    Now get those boxes opened!!
    Pam x

  15. Katherine, what a cool job you have, even with the cleaning!

  16. Far out Katherine. I think you've made the right decision... I'm sure those boxes are full of wonderful treasures. Can't wait to see what's inside. And as for that house. OMG! I so want it. How absolutely perfect is it. So much wonderful space and what a view! Pruxxx

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