I’ve got my little flag on a stick and my microphone, do you all have your sticky nametags? Are you ready? Here we go!
You’ve just turned in to the driveway and here’s the front of my house. It’s a federation house, built around the early 1900s. I’m going to check, but I’m hoping it’s 1909, because this year will make it the centenary of my home, which would be pretty neat. Like a lot of houses from this era, it’s got a sandstone base, and the steps have sunk a little (fixing those is next major job on our to-do list).
Up the steps and here’s the lovely front verandah – this was one of the selling points – south-east facing so will be lovely and sunny in winter, but cool in summer. The previous owner had a daybed out here, we’re still deciding what is the perfect verandah furniture, so in the meantime the table and chairs serve the purpose.
Into the front entry – love this large entry foyer and the colour we chose for it. Still need to get a great rug for this area. Sometime.
Finally we have a spot for the grandfather clock made by husby’s dad. And what’s that behind the door?
Squeeeee! Love my rocking horse!
To the left, at the front of the house is the spare or guest bedroom.
This is really the main bedroom, but because of the corner fireplace it is a bit smaller than the second bedroom (which we are using as the main) and our lovely antique wardrobes and dressing table wouldn’t fit. So our guests can enjoy the lovely windows, windowseat and (non-working) fireplace!
Down the hall, let’s stop and admire the thingy above our heads. (I believe “thingy” is the technical term for the wooden fretwork common in houses of this era!)
Our bedroom on the left:
The Red Room (or the Parlour, as Bells
likes to call it) on the right – I’ve flashed pics
of this already. Then, one of my favourite things. Yes, the linen cupboard. I love my lovely large linen cupboard.
This is quite possibly the neatest it will ever be. So photographic proof to help me remember how good it looks when organised!!
Next on the left is the bathroom (sorry about the dark photo). It’s a good size and has an incredibly deep bath but has no storage except behind the mirror, hence the wooden cupboard on the right. Crazy. That’s something else to go on our to-do list. Eventually.
Bedroom 3 is next to the bathroom. This is husby’s study. Until two weeks ago, it looked like this:
(Husby has unpacked it now!)
At the end of the hallway is our main living area – kitchen, dining and loungeroom all in one. I love this open plan area. But you’ll have to wait a day or two to see the back part of the house. Don’t want to wear you all out with all this walking and talking. Please look around, remember where you are, and gather here again at the same time tomorrow for the continuation of the grand tour!