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Jon Ruwolt
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Australia’s top weekend auction sale (Dec 2017) was on the waterfront at Birchgrove on Sydney Harbour.
The grand 1900s residence, Clevedon, with art nouveau finishes, fetched $7.225 million when the four-bedroom Wharf Road was offered.
It sits on a 692 square metre parcel taking in views including Balls Head and the Harbour Bridge.
There is a self-contained boatshed along with a mooring for a 30-foot vessel, with an application lodged to increase permission to 50-foot.
It last sold in 1997 at $2.025 million.

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Mount Errington is a neighbourhood on the western side of the suburb of Hornsby, in Hornsby Shire. It is named after the stately home built there by Oscar Garibaldi Roberts.

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Some Grand Bungalows designed at the pinnacle of their design surge.

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Arts and Crafts style emphasises:
... the use of locally sourced materials from the garden, to create
...garden rooms or compartments where different shrubs and plants are grown for different interest.
...Plants with ancient histories or folklore were particularly valued....

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The Arts and Crafts garden was full of mystery, surprises and light and shade effects.
Gates: Moon Gates were installed as exotic inspirations, or a distant gate could open to a new view
Keyhole views: surprises and tiny views through windows or gaps
Vistas: Walk around a corner on the path and find a surprising view
Windows: glimpses of garden views from house windows and the clever use of mirrors in garden design

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The holistic approach of the Arts and Crafts Movement called for a graceful, gradual transition from House to Garden, often extending to the wild landscape beyond.
Most often the Arts and Crafts approach was that interior spaces opened onto Garden Rooms, defined by arbours, trellis screens, hedges, alleys of trees or more formally by stone or masonry walls (eg Edna Walling)

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“Ruhamah” is more accurately described as an estate than a house, with grounds of 4258 square metres.
The 112-year-old property is comprised of eight separate titles, making it one of the largest properties in Hamilton and Ascot.
It’s hard to say whether the indoors or the outdoors are more grand, with features including a tennis court, indoor pool room, a billiards room and hallway chandeliers.

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Examples of beautiful Art Nouveau Leadlight windows and fireplace designs.

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Combining Old English and classic Arts & Crafts detailing, historic Redhall was one of the most significant estates to be built in Wahroonga in the early 1900s.

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Grand Edwardian Interiors in Sth Australia and in Queensland:
Edwardian houses tend to be, as on the outside, less elaborate.They tend to have more Art Nouveau character.
They tend to have a lot of varnished timberwork
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