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Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fun Monday Dec 17


Fun Monday is hosted this week by Kitten's Homeschool

Da rules are.

It is my great pleasure to be the hostess for Fun Monday next week. I think it would be neat to hear about the story behind your home and the road you live on. It doesn't have to be historical, maybe just something that stands out to you. It would be nice to have pictures to go with your little story. I also would like to know who has the oldest house. Whoever has the oldest house will get a little Christmas treat from little ole me.



My house is a “Queenslander” which broadly speaking describes a timber house which is built elevated on wooden stumps to allow for plenty of under house ventilation, there was originally verandahs on three sides, actually front, back and one side, two of these have since been enclosed leaving just the front open except for my office area.

Queenslanders are timber homes in the true sense of the word with internal walls and ceilings lined with 4 inch X 5/8 inch tongued and grooved boards, they have high (11 foot) ceilings, again for better ventilation during our hot and humid Summers.

My house is located just over half a mile from the heart of town on a road that is actually an extension of Gympie’s main street, it runs almost due North – South so I get lovely sunny mornings on my front verandah before the Summer sun gets too much heat to it, I have mentioned before that there is a Nestles factory about half a mile from my back door, where they make “Golden Roast Coffee”, when they are doing certain processing and the breeze is right the whole house is filled with a beautiful coffee aroma.

This house was built during the 1930s so its approximately 70 years old, it has been lovingly tended and is in very good condition so should last for another 70 years at least.



Some photos of my Home and its location.


Looking North during Spring is a joy with the Jackaranda's in bloom.

This is what it looks like from the front.

Looking to the West from my back porch, the coffee aromas come from the
building on the right skyline.

This is a very similar shot taken at sunset from the porch, pretty isn't it?

This internal shot shows the timber paneling and open layout.

The lovely front verandah with the suns shadows creeping into my breakfast nook.

Looking from the other direction later in the day.







43 comments:

Willowtree said...

Hey Pilgrim, hand me a remote.

Jack K. said...

Great photos of a marvelous house.

ellen b. said...

Peter,
The setting of your home looks fabulous. I love the street lined with Jacarandas and your other views. I'd love to smell coffee on the breeze! Blessings...

Pamela said...

hey pilgrim.. ha ha ha. I remember the Duke saying that.

better ventilation... is that so the floor won't rot or something???

I think some of the houses in the Southern part of the US do that, too. I thought it was in case the creek overflowed. (:

Cliff said...

Wow, I love your house Peter. Lovely views and the street pic witht the flowerdee tree was great.

Kaytabug said...

Oh my goodness those Jackaranda trees are the most beautiful trees I have ever seen! What a lovely home!

Thank you for the tip on the header photo. I am complaining to blogger again.

kitten said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! Hey! you may just have the oldest house. But we will just wait and see. I edited my post and added you as host on the 31st.
Thanks!!!!!!!

Gattina said...

It really looks very nice and also strange to me. I only saw wooden houses when I was in the USA. In Europe all houses are in bricks. Except in the Scandinavian countries. But in Belgium there are no wooden houses at all.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Your house is beautiful. I love the space you have, and your verandah is gorgeous.
Sign me up for next week Peter. I think I'll make it. :D

Hootin' Anni said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Except for one thing....John Wayne. Oh dear. LOL

Dallas said...

Beautiful! I love the purple trees, and the sunset, and that porch looks like it would be great to relax on a warm breezy night.

Dave said...

Gorgeous house... my house is called a "Colonial" as it has two floors, with sleeping rooms upstairs and all else downstairs.
Full basement and two car garage. Not sure if I have a picture.. I'll dig around.

Jeanette said...

Hi Peter, love the Jacarandas But oh they can make a mess,your front veranda looks a nice spot to sit with a beer and watch the sunset,,,

Lil Mouse said...

very pretty

kitten said...

Go ahead and add me when You do the 31st.

kitten said...

Go ahead and add me when You do the 31st.

lisa's chaos said...

Thanx for the explanations. I had no idea what a Queenlander was but do now. :) Love the yellow and wooden walls and I bet I'd love the smell of the coffee.

Oh sign me up for next time.

coloursofdawn said...

Very lovely home and views. I love that Jackaranda tree. We have timber panel walls and some on the ceilings as well, some stained, some painted. I saw some of the Queenslander homes when I was in Queensland, just didn't know they were called that. Very nice and I am glad you added photos, I was hoping as I read that there would be some.

Kaycie said...

Those trees are spectacular. I've been over to Willowtree's this morning. Yours is Aaother post that makes me want to visit down under. Just gorgeous.

janet said...

beautiful photos and beautiful house.

and sign me up for the 30th. i'll be there!

janet said...

or the 31st. i'll be there too. heh

Karmyn R said...

I've always wanted a verandah - I don't know why, but I do. Looks so tropical compared to what I see every day.


Dreaming What Ifs...

LZ Blogger said...

Peter ~ What no SNOW? te he! Looks like a very vice house in a very nice area. I hope all is well and that you have a Very Merry Christmas Peter! ~ jb///

karisma said...

I love the picture of your street the best. Beautiful.

I also like the picture of your Trishmas tree. Sweet.

Tiggerlane said...

I looooove your verandah!! And there's nothing like an open floor plan. I wonder if jackaranda's bloom in Arkansas? They sure are pretty!

Debs said...

I am in love with your home! I like the picture of The Duke on your wall. :D

Sauntering Soul said...

Beautiful home Peter.

My dad once drank a beer with John Wayne. I think he'd love your poster. :-)

Sauntering Soul said...
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Sauntering Soul said...

P.S. I meant to ask if you can sign me up for the 31st? Thanks!

Junebug said...

Beautiful! Those jackaranda trees are beautiful too. I never have seen or heard of such a tree before. Your place looks so inviting. Lovely, lovely, lovely....

Walker said...

Very nice house and it look very air and inviting, much more than mine but mine comes with a hooker on the corner.

ChrisB said...

I had to come back as I couldn't get into your comments earlier. I love your house. I can just imagine sitting on the verandah. The tree is such a lovely colour and I'm a sucker for a good sunset.

laurie said...

wow, very western-looking.

and man, those lilac-colored blossoms are gorgeous! whatever they are.

are you hosting fun monday dec. 31??

Suze said...

Great house!

The Rotten Correspondent said...

Our old street in Southern California was lined with Jacarandas and in Spring they were breathtaking. Your picture just slapped me in the head - hard. Absolutely gorgeous.

Thanks for hosting next time. Sign me up, please!

Jenni said...

Mmmmm...coffee. I think I need another cup now that you mention it. Those jackandas are beautiful as is the sunset and you have such a nice big porch to enjoy them. I love the timber paneling, too.

Kerith Collins said...

My favorites of yours are always john wayne...love him! and i would love to live next to nestles.
kerith
http://momdumchronicles.blogspot.com

Robinella said...

Loved it! We have a Sara Lee plant down the road and I too get to smell that wonderful coffee aroma.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Nice place, Peter...aren't jacarandas just beautiful trees? Like your little breakfast nook, too.

kitten said...

I have our winner post up!

nikki said...

Jackaranda's? Never heard of them! They are gorgeous!

nikki

JunieRose2005 said...

Your house is very pretty , Peter. And I love those trees! They grow here too, but a little south of us.

That sunset was beautiful!


Junie

Cynthia said...

the jackarandas are breathtaking. It kind of reminds me of my grandparents street in Palm Springs California.