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    Default Another one of those crap filled collector's homes in Melbourne

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    All kinds of awful.
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    Dust collecting eye sore.
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    Looking past all of the shite there's actually the bones of a nice house. Such a pity that it would take months of clearing crap to find it.
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    Okay, quick quiz - and no cheating by going to the top of the page. Which one of the following is a pic from this house, and which one is a page from an "I Spy" book:


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    The lovely "hair comb" collection is from the house. I remember (without looking!) because I couldn't figure out what the hell they were and why anyone would put these on a wall.
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    What a fucking disaster. And what is it about Melbourne that attracts all these rich hoarders? I knew this was Melbourne before I saw the thread title. Come on, it's not THAT boring down there.
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    ^^^^
    exactly. since when is 'collector' synonymous with 'hoarder'?
    i would go fucking insane in that house with all that clutter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faithanne View Post
    What a fucking disaster. And what is it about Melbourne that attracts all these rich hoarders? I knew this was Melbourne before I saw the thread title. Come on, it's not THAT boring down there.
    When we were in Melbourne, it was described to us a gold rush-era city that had used a significant amount of its money to invest in funky architectural and artistic stuff. So, maybe there are a lot of posers trying to capture the zietgeist or something. By the way, the worst curry chicken I ever had was in Melbourne. But I loved the Lamingtons!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    ^^^^
    exactly. since when is 'collector' synonymous with 'hoarder'?
    i would go fucking insane in that house with all that clutter.
    When it's nicely displayed on the walls and shelves in color coordinated symmetry and not piled in boxes and brown paper bags throughout the house interspersed with carcasses of dead animals and long outdated food items?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    When we were in Melbourne, it was described to us a gold rush-era city that had used a significant amount of its money to invest in funky architectural and artistic stuff. So, maybe there are a lot of posers trying to capture the zietgeist or something. By the way, the worst curry chicken I ever had was in Melbourne. But I loved the Lamingtons!!!
    Melbourne is a beautiful city architecturally, they've managed to preserve their public buildings built with gold rush money, and the shopping and eating is the best in the country. It's just the weather that's shit and the fact they decided to plonk a city down on a muddy brown swamp (she says as she gazes out over the sparkling blue waters of Sydney Harbour).
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    Quote Originally Posted by faithanne View Post
    Melbourne is a beautiful city architecturally, they've managed to preserve their public buildings built with gold rush money, and the shopping and eating is the best in the country. It's just the weather that's shit and the fact they decided to plonk a city down on a muddy brown swamp (she says as she gazes out over the sparkling blue waters of Sydney Harbour).
    I totally get that. We were in Sydney for 5 days and Melbourne for 5 days. In Sydney we stayed at Four Points on Darling Harbour. I have a shot of our view from the hotel room. I loved it. I loved all the beaches we could get to by bus - Bondi, Obelisk, Cobblers, etc.

    Melbourne reminded me of Maryland. Cooler and wetter. Weather was much more unpredictable. They had the same phrase about Melbourne weather there they had here - "If you don't like the weather, just wait five minutes." Melbourne, though, is where I first tried vegemite. And our hotel looked down at a pond that had black swans (something you don't see around here).

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    I'll take the living room and the dining room. They're the least cluttered, have great color, and a boho chic style I like. Of course, I'd get rid of half the stuff in the living room, but with all the white minimalist stuff I see all the time, I'll take what I can get.

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    ^The white minimalist stuff is my favourite! My dream home would look like an operating theatre but without all that messy surgical equipment or harsh lighting. And lots of built-ins to stow all my shit.
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    I couldn't stand this 5 minutes.
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