Before I start, I apologise for the quality of these photos as they were taken on my phone.
OK, Hi all!
Today we ventured out as a Family to watch Mic race at a little town called Carrick. For those that don't know, Mic is a cyclist as was very heavily into it until he had some major crashes and injuries and stepped away for a while.
So he had he second race in 13 years today and we were all there to support him.
But what do you do when they all ride away for 45mins or longer?
....the boys' and I go for a walk and drool over houses (well , they collect Acorns and leaves and I drool!) ;0)
This one above is stunning and a wonderful example of early colonial type homes.
The actual home is a warm white with grey trim and my little phone does it no justice - at all!!
I even got to see in the window of their dining room and they had a full setting of Bentwood chairs! I really wanted to have a look inside. Even the gardens were stunning.
I loved the garden of this home which was a little further along on the same street. Lots of leafy deciduous trees and beautiful trimmed hedges.
This is another early 1800's home and the detailing is wonderful.
This stunning 'palace' is in Melbourne and is Como House. It is superb.
Another gorgeous example.
This is actually a B&B in Richmond here in Tasmania, called Mrs Curries House.
Then I found......
This one happens to be not too far away from us in Westbury. I love it!!
This building company provides a kit form home to lock up stage, which they will walk you through.
The whole package has been based around the true Australian Colonial and early 1900's aesthetic.
This was the actual home we had looked at. I dragged Mic along to the display center which was miles away and sauntered through it like a child in a toy store!!!
REAL WOOD lead lights windows, REAL WOOD French doors, REAL window seats, 12 foot ceilings, wrap around verandas that are 2 meters deep.....sigh, and no Aluminium in sight!!
(just quietly I still want one and have an info pack coming to me as we speak...just in case)
This is the home from Westbury on another angle.
It is like our home but with more windows and weatherboards...and white!
The insides are amazing. This is an additional part of the kit, an entertainment ad on if you will.
How they have captured the old Australian charm and on such a low cost scale amazes me.
I am saving this image. Its like our home again, but with Dormers and we have always said, if we stay here and won the lotto, we would add Dormers!!
but, if we won the Lotto, I'd probably want more land and something that fits on it =0)
again, this is so like our house...makes me wanna paint, and plant...oh wait, that's what is going on ;0)
So my love for old homes doesn't have to end with the destruction and re build of modern monsters.
We can start again by building New World Old!
I hope you enjoyed what started as a walk around a quaint town to a rambling about one of my ultimate passions- old Australian houses.
See why I love them so?
top 3 images by me, untagged images are by Harkaway Homes