House Facade Ideas - Exterior House Designs for Inspiration
Let's be honest, who bothers inspecting homes with sorry-looking facades? Explore facade ideas to inspire your renovation with these exterior house photos.
The Open Front Door of Hymettus Cottage - Ballarat
In October 1898, Hymettus won the Caulfield Cup in Melbourne, much to the delight and excitement of humble Ballarat railway porter Michael Taffe who had put a small amount of money on the horse, at great odds, to win. Married only five years to Julia Berkery, whose parents were district pioneers from nearby Bungaree, the substantial win enabled Michael to purchase a permanent home for the young couple close to the other Taffe families of Ballarat. After purchasing the land at 6 Cardigan…
old house by the railway with Bangalow Palm (Archontophoenix cunninghamiana)
Here's a house beside the train line. Looks like in the Italianate or Queen Anne form, dating from colonial times. This area was near George Johnston's Annandale Farm. He was a meat producer for the colony of New South Wales. He became infamous for the "rum rebellion", where he had Captain Bligh mutineed (again). My partner and I regularly take the train across town to her shop and back. The train ride from Chatswood is 22 kilometres long and takes 38 minutes. The trip goes under the city of…
Victorian houses reign supreme
With the first breaths of spring in the air, soon everything in the garden will be sweet. But nothing is lovelier at any time of year - nor more desired by the home buyer - than a Victorian period house in full glory, writes Jacqui Hammerton