The front of the house, with its raised timber deck verandah, is extremely authentic and brings you into the house with traditional raised timber fl oors. This inviting entry preserves all the important elements of the Victorian era. Painted in plain colours, with red-green contrasting details and strips, solid cedar cricket back front doors with side leadlights, highlights and brass fittings, Victorian eaves, traditional corrugated-iron pitched roof with gutters and decorative elements, gives that classic Australian look.
The Australian tradition is to build a wide verandah at the front of the house to provide shelter on hot summer days. That was an integral part of nearly every house at that time and still is now. The classic Victorian verandah with a bullnose roof, cast-iron lacework, turned posts and inside the house timber stairs, hand rails and balustrade, add beautiful original elements to the house. The builder incorporated advances in new building material technology to create a higher standard for the owners, allowing them to have a more pleasant living environment.
Doug said, “With serious consideration and a look to the past we created a new style and more comfortable living than in a traditional Victorian house, exhibiting a stunning blend of period charm and contemporary living”.
Solid cedar double-hung windows and doors were used throughout the house. Victorian gutter cornices and traditional eight-inch skirting boards and fi ve-inch architraves add impressive charm to the interior. A traditional classic 1890 entrance, stunning hallway and Victorian archway brings you to an open-plan area incorporating the kitchen, meals and family area.