Timber houses with iron roofs dot the older suburbs of my hometown Brisbane. Verandas skirt them and wrought iron lacework dresses them up. French doors let the breeze waft in. Most are humble workers cottages. Some are not. Less than 1km from the centre of town in the oldest suburb and presenting an elegant but understated exterior to the passing traffic is this 7 bedroom, 5 bathroom extravaganza. No humble abode this but a homage to all things French and colonial. Black white and beige never had so much umph. Price on application and by negotiation. Means much money, ouch! Click to supersize.