Thank goodness those interest rates have come down a tad – it might give the market a nudge in the right direction – not that it hasn’t been busy, but those clearance rates could look a lot healthier.

Have seen some great houses this month – and talked with some inspiring vendors. I was so bowled over after talking with the owners of 5 Kilkenny Avenue in Killarney Heights that I went to the open house to have a good look around, and rather than be disappointed (as I often am after studying the pictures and the paperwork) I was happily surprised. Just fabulous – I had to be dragged out of there… such great textures – wood, stainless steel, travertine … and the hoop pine ceiling treatment? Wow. Great design everywhere you looked. McGrath at Seaforth have the listing.

5 Kilkenny - cutting edge design with new and interesting mix of textures and era









Talking about great looks – the open plan indoor/outdoor deck/lounge featured at 24 Bungan Head Road … works brilliantly. The standout though is that great circular couch that softens the strong architectural lines of the entire level.

24 Bungan Head Road

Had to write a piece about great water views last week – and came across this. Such things are dreams made of? 190 Barrenjoey Road – the listing is with Hookers Mona Vale.

190 Barrenjoey Road