A modernized bungalow in NSW

Posted on Thu, 1 Aug 2019 by KiM

The other day I was walking home from work, and a couple blocks from my house I came across a home that had been completely torn down (there was no sign of this happening the day before). My neighbourhood is filled with what were recently deemed heritage homes. My house was built in 1940. They are all fully brick exteriors, and if lucky like mine, have stained and leaded glass windows and other really beautiful features from that era. The new homeowners of this house must have gotten permission to tear down because the heritage status isn’t in full effect yet. I really wanted to cry because it was a beautiful home (and I would guess had sold to these people for close to $800K!!!). I am still utterly speechless at this totally ignorant decision. When I come across homes like this, which appears to be an older home that has been renovated and modernized and maintains some of the original architecture, I am grateful. This bungalow in New South Wales, Australia is gorgeous inside and out and I would move in and not touch a thing. Hats off to designer Louise Walsh for keeping it real here.

(More features of Louise’s work here and here)

Patti says:

Simply gorgeous… and I hear you about the stupidity of tearing down heritage homes. We lived in a street of 1920s-1940s homes in camp hill Brisbane. The one across the street from us was earmarked as a developers dream – but the street banded together and stopped it from going ahead. A family bought it and did a huge reno with it.
This home is absolutely wonderful! I’d move straight in too!

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