Di Henshall Transforms A Classic Queenslander Into A Family Haven | Queensland Homes Magazine
This Di Henshall home, created for a young family craving a new outlook, embodies a sense of youthfulness beneath its classic exterior.
Period features: Staircase, balustrades, verandah brackets, breezeways, T&G walls, window hoods
Period features are undeniably what give the Queenslander house its unique character and charm. The high tongue and groove (T&G) walls, mouldings, breezeways, verandah brackets and balustrades etc are all decorative items that remind us of a bygone era. In many cases, these features had a functional purpose as well. For example, in the age before air conditioners, high ceilings (our house ceilings are 3.1m high), wrap around verandahs, fanlights above french doors, window hoods and…
The Perfect Queenslander
A few years ago, a lovely old Queenslander in one of Brisbane's older suburbs came on the market. Although it was beautiful from the outside, it was the renovation of the interior spaces that made this home so special. original facade (if this looks familiar it was also in my first post ) . all images from here The owners retained much of the original colonial, then used the sloping block to build in underneath, adding a second level with teenage retreat, rumpus, decks, and a great outdoor…
Garth Chapman Traditional Queenslanders
Internally, the [American/Cape Cod style] homes are full of detail that is aesthetically pleasing. These include wide timber mouldings around doorways and windows, infill wall panels up to a chair rail [and] interesting light fittings, including wall lights.
Lights and lighting
There have been quite a few days where I've cursed the fact that there are thousands of lights to choose from, and all the ones we liked were in the UK and US. Despite spending day, hours and weeks looking at lights in Australia we found that the majority for designed for modern homes and didn't capture the look we were going for - basically a good quality, simply designed light that would suit the period features of the house, but not be excessively ornate or brass/gold in colour. Choosing…