Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Suburban Perth

  1. #1
    Elite Member Honey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    England
    Posts
    59,915

    Default Suburban Perth

    A four-bedroom 1937 house in suburban Perth, Australia, is on the market for 1.495 Australian dollars ($1.3 million).












    Suburban Perth - The New York Times > Great Homes and Destinations > Slide Show > Slide 12 of 13

  2. #2
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    That price is a joke! Good luck selling this.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  3. #3
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    The Edge of the Annex
    Posts
    5,383

    Default

    Really, am I missing something?

  4. #4
    A*O
    A*O is offline
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! A*O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Being Paula
    Posts
    30,451

    Default

    If it's in a good location the price is probably about right but I don't see anything special about it either. As usual, it's only worth what someone is prepared to pay for it.

    My friend has one of those curved glass coffee tables and it's lethal because you can't see the damn thing and people are always cracking their shins on it.
    I've never liked lesbianism - it leaves a bad taste in my mouth
    Dame Edna Everage

    Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

  5. #5
    Elite Member Novice's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Beyond Caring, then hang a left.
    Posts
    42,280

    Default

    Its in Cottersloe, isn't that supposed to be a nice area? (I know that my exhubby has friends there that we stayed with, they seemed convinced it was nice)

    Cottesloe, 9 kilometers (5.6 miles) from the center of Perth, is an upscale waterfront community with popular beaches.
    Free Charmed.

  6. #6
    Elite Member Shinola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Smokin' with your baby
    Posts
    3,615

    Default

    I think the coffee table might be acrylic rather than glass--hope so, anyway.

    I see much nicer houses every single day. Ho hum.
    Posted from my fucking iPhone

  7. #7
    Elite Member sputnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    fellow traveller
    Posts
    52,293

    Default

    who the hell wants to live in perth?
    according to my aussie friends, it's the most boring place on earth and full of racist right-wingers.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

  8. #8
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    The Edge of the Annex
    Posts
    5,383

    Default

    If it's waterfront I can see the price.

  9. #9
    Elite Member calcifer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    3,861

    Default

    the kitchen is very boring.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinola View Post
    I think the coffee table might be acrylic rather than glass--hope so, anyway.
    hard to tell sometimes. it's either acrylic or tempered glass.

  10. #10
    Gold Member atrayubrandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Posts
    747

    Default

    I googled house prices in Perth, Australia and found an article about this home. Apparently, it has over 3,000 sq feet. That could account for the high price tag. Also, the article said that Perth used to be one of the lowest priced cities in Australia but has recently boomed to being one of the highest priced areas (in 2007 the median house price for a single family dwelling in Perth climbed to $410,000 which was higher than the median price in Sydney). That explains the high price tag. Where I live, the median price is around $210,000 and that house could easily fetch around $650,000 if it was located downtown near campus area. So, while I don't think it is that attractive of a house, I can at least understand the high price.
    Beneath the sun of summer a sea of flowers won't bloom without the rain.

  11. #11
    Elite Member sputnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    fellow traveller
    Posts
    52,293

    Default

    i had a coffee table like that in my last flat - well it was actually 2 a larger one and a smaller one that fit under the large one, vintage acrylic.
    i liked it because my living room was small so it made the space look bigger. i never bumped into it either and the only time there was ever a mishap was once when a friend was over and he spilled his wine glass because he put it down thinking the table was there and there was nothing, the table was a bit further away. we were really stoned though.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

  12. #12
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,372

    Default

    they're usually made out of glass these days
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  13. #13
    A*O
    A*O is offline
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! A*O's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Being Paula
    Posts
    30,451

    Default

    Yes, my friend's one is toughened glass. Perfect for taking a chunk out of your shins.

    Perth is a boom town at the moment because of the booming mining industry in Western Australia. The Chinese can't get enough of our iron ore and other natural resources we dig out of the ground by the ton. Lots of people have moved there for work so house prices have risen accordingly. It's OK as a city I guess but it's very, very remote, even from the rest of Australia. Useless fact: Perth is closer to Singapore than it is to Sydney.
    I've never liked lesbianism - it leaves a bad taste in my mouth
    Dame Edna Everage

    Just because you're offended doesn't mean you're right.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Crisis spurs spike in 'suburban survivalists'
    By celeb_2006 in forum News
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: May 26th, 2009, 12:06 AM
  2. Sumatran tiger cubs make debut at Perth Zoo
    By Honey in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: November 18th, 2008, 08:30 AM
  3. Replies: 12
    Last Post: May 1st, 2007, 02:08 PM
  4. Sarah Michelle Gellar on set of "Suburban Girl" (12/14/2006)
    By wheelbarrow in forum Photo Archive
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: December 22nd, 2006, 10:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •