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Thursday
May312012

Stalking close to home

There is a style of architecture close to my heart. I grew up surrounded by these timber and tin houses. Always raised off the ground for ventilation and often to keep dry in times of flood these homes with their core of four main rooms, a central hallway and surrounded by verandas on most sides filled the landscape of my childhood. "Queenslanders" we call them and today I have found a beautiful example. This home is stylish and true to its roots. It has been modernised but not bastardised. It is simple and simply lovely. This particular home is on the hillside just outside the centre of Brisbane in an area rich with old homes but also under threat from apartment blocks and small lot monstrosities that tower above their neighbours and muscle right up to the boundaries. This is a house of another era but still a house perfect for living in today's subtropics. I would happily move right in.

P.S. It helps that there is a killer collection of indigenous art and artefacts from Australia and Melanesia. Link here while it lasts.

Reader Comments (10)

I love it!!!!

31 May 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThe Stel Style

amazing house! love the quirky collection of things in a well restored queenslander!

31 May 2012 | Unregistered Commentercallie

Oh que oui ! Absolutely gorgeous and exactly what I love in a house. Totally. As is.

31 May 2012 | Unregistered Commenterloulou ste-adele

Beautiful! Love how they kept it simple and true to the house. The photos make it look like a computer rendering rather than a real place, though.

31 May 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElissa

I think this is my favorite home that I've seen on your website so far. The pictures are incredibly good as well. Beautiful!

31 May 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWhitney

I am pretty sure I like everything about this house and how the current owners have it decorated. Beautiful

31 May 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrooth

Love the whole house, and almost everything in it.
The dead animals on the walls - not my taste ;)

31 May 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaroline

Hey Jo! My Aussie beau sent me a website of homes in Brisbane to "shop" through and these "Queenslanders", as you call them have so far been my favorites (with the exception of one very nicely designed contemporary). I especially like the ones with "modernized" kitchens and bathrooms while keeping the original character of the rest of the home. This is a beautiful example. Thanks for posting it! I'm imagining and dreaming... ~Sparky

31 May 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSparky

I agree with Whitney, lovely place... and that the photography is WAY too heavy-handed on the HDR. Very distracting.

31 May 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBredlo

Truly beautiful home. Love everything about it, the layout, the casual vibe, the wood floors...I could go on and on. Really lovely. Thanks for sharing this.

5 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTieDye64

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