Thursday, August 19, 2010

Orginal Ashgrovian Queenslander ESTATE HOUSE IN CAMP HILL

When you pull up outside an old estate home you can get very excited when you see that it looks all very original and untouched. Sadly while the house was very original (I have some pictures below of its interior) All the furniture mostly dated from the 1940's to 1960's. Nearly all of which we left.

I have pictured the few bits of furniture below we bought from the house and while it is nice, I was walking up the stairs dreaming of lots of unpainted leadlight silky oak pieces when we first arrived.
Luckily we did buy some nice retro bric brac that, when I unpack it all, I will post some pictures of in the next day or two.

If the lady who had owned the house had lived she would be 98 today. She was lucky to stay in her home till the very end, passing away just last week. She did all her own cooking and kept a very pretty and well maintained garden. The new owners will no doubt make extensive changes, raising it and so on. That is the way things go.










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12 comments:

  1. This house looks like the front of our house - so similar... I would love to see the layout. Our house was moved here and raised.

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  2. Oh wow that house looks like its in perfect original condition, you don't see that often. The lights are stunning. We only have two house's in our suburb that are that old (house's here are mostly 1960's asbestos cottages or new)As its my dream to live in an old house Im just going to have to wait patiently until one of them comes up for sale lol. xxx

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  3. What a beautiful home, Katherine. I guess all things have to change.

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  4. Oh, that's a bit sad, isn't it? And didn't she keep it as neat-as-a-pin? Dear thing, I bet she was ...

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  5. The house is amazing Katherine... A shame though the contents weren't of the same era. Kind of like walking into a house like this and finding that the bathroom and kitchen etc. have been renovated in the 70's etc. Pxxx

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  6. Oh, and happy birthday to that young skinny-boy-double son of yours! Your comment made me think I should really cherish all the babyness I have while it lasts.

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  7. She kept up the place quite well. Knock downs are common here as well.

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  8. Thanks for sharing a peek into a little treasure on the hill, she did keep a fine home.

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  9. Always have old Queenslanders like this for listed.

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  10. I love old Ashgrove hom

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