Friday, February 25, 2011

Escape to the Country

I think I could leave the city for the likes of this property :) Take a look!

"Kurkulla" in Bowral

My favourite colour scheme!

Could a kitchen be any more perfect than this?

Winter room/library

Look at the ceiling and the floors!

Window seat!!! And all that french style furniture, I'll take it furnished thanks!

Glen can do his laps here

Or maybe we could have a spot of tennis?

I might just sit on the veranda and watch the sun go down over the valley.

Blurb from the real estate site
"KURKULLA" This magnificent country estate, dating back to 1880, was originally built as a boarding school for boys and then later purchased by Ada Evans (the first woman to qualify for admission to the Bar in NSW) in 1909.

"Kurkulla" has been renovated and extended under the strict guidance of arguably Australia's leading heritage architect, Howard Tanner, resulting in the creation of a glorious family home. Some of the outstanding features include 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, study, library, formal living room, a large open plan sitting and dining room, separate rumpus room, and a wonderful state of the art kitchen.

The house is surrounded by almost 11 acres of park-like gardens including a separate self-contained studio, an inground pool, and a floodlit tennis court.

A rare opportunity to secure a property that offers grandeur and history.

How cool that it was bought by the first woman to qualify for admission to the Bar in NSW, she obviously had brains and a great eye for beauty!

So what do you think? Could you escape to the country if it was in this humble abode?

Have a great day,


  1. Stunning homes, beautiful rooms. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Hubby and I talk about it ALL the time...he is very much over Sydney and would love to live along the coast somewhere..near green hills or the water. Maybe oneday? x

  3. Most definitely...I could actually see myself living there :)

  4. Oh it is beautiful Janette. I love every room. Sigh, the kitchen is perfect. It's my new favourite house. Sigh.

  5. Absolutely! If that beauty was my home, I'd happily live in the country :-)

    ~ Clare x

  6. Can i come for a play date if you move there?
    Have a great weekend Janette

  7. Stunning, gorgeous, perfect and heavenly! There is not one thing I didn't love about this house!

  8. Wow, what an amazing home. Paul would love to live in the country some day - down south in Denmark where he grew up. Maybe one day....

  9. Oh wow... yes in a heartbeat. I struggle in suburbia, having lived on an acreage for most of my life, scenes like this make my heart hurt. day. Megan xx

  10. Absolute perfection. Yep, fully furnished thanks. The only thing keeping me in the concrete jungle is my boys school. If not, I would be a hippy somewhere where there is lots of green. A-M xx

  11. Er, price, Janette? Sigh. So appealing, on every level. Although I suspect young children don't live there! Thanks for sharing this little gem. J x

  12. Very true Jane, I can just see Will having his dinner on those light coloured dining chairs :)
    Oh and the price tag.... $5.5mil

  13. I could most certainly live here, the exterior is to die for and the grounds. The interior....I think I would have to modify a bit, but gorgeous all the same.

  14. Perfect house in the perfect location. Rachaelxx

  15. I am loving your blog and your to visit your shop right now...happy dance. Happy Friday to you..xoxoxo

  16. Beautiful, beautiful Home !
    I grew up in Bowral & unless that pool is heated , there wouldnt be much swimming going on in there.
    Karyn x

  17. Magnificent, beautiful, what more can be said.


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