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    Exquisite Views and Fine Modern Details: Shane Blue House in Australia

    Located above Dudley beach, near the city of Newcastle on the east coast of NSW Australia, Shane Blue House by Bourne Blue Architecture took advantage of some dramatic opportunities. The land slopes steeply to the North, there are views over the state forest to Dudley beach, Newcastle in the distance and the Pacific ocean. Having recently moved to Newcastle from Sydney, the client’s brief was for a family home, that could comfortably accommodate visiting families. This is to be the client’s long term home, where their children could grow up and they could live there as long as they were able. The new house was to be light, well ventilated and able to access the various views of the site.














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    I kinda like it. Still a little too close to the ocean for me.
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    I like it because of the proximity to the ocean. That pool though!
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    ^It looks like it's on a ridge above the beach so it's probably not as close to the ocean as it looks.

    its the opposite of nearly everything I would want in a house, yet I'd still move in tomorrow (just for the pool).
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    i like this but i don't love it. i love the location and i love the use of concrete inside but i hate the coloured walls. the furniture is ok. love the dining table but hate the chairs. and i hate the painting in the dining room and the paintings in the living room but i like the big one at the top of the stairs. love the pool.


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    Still a little too close to the ocean for me.

    it's high up on a cliff overlooking the ocean, not even right on it!
    you crack me up. if it's not trees and glass it's oceans and tsunamis and earthquakes, death stairs and ladders.
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    ^That bushland would be full of snakes and spiders too!
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    And the Drop Bears are particularly vicious around Newcastle.

    Love the pool and view but the house is very dark. Good for keeping it cool but the concrete is just depressing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post

    it's high up on a cliff overlooking the ocean, not even right on it!
    you crack me up. if it's not trees and glass it's oceans and tsunamis and earthquakes, death stairs and ladders.
    And lions and tigers and bears, oh my!
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    No lions and tigers in Straya and you can avoid Drop Bear attack by liberally dousing yourself in urine before walking under trees (those that haven't blown down or been swept away in the tsunami).
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    Wassa "drop bear"?
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    They are what the tourist brochures don't tell you about

    Thylarctos plummetus. about the size of a very large dog, have coarse orange fur with dark mottling, have powerful forearms for climbing and attacking prey, and bite using broad powerful premolars rather than canines. Specifically it states that they weigh 120 kilograms (260 lb) and have a length of 130 centimetres (51 in).
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    lol it's the aussie equivalent of a jackalope.
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    Drop bears are real but luckily for the locals they only go for the tourists.
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