Friday, September 17, 2010

A red door get's me every time...!

As we search for that ever elusive place
 that is both new enough, old enough,
small enough, big enough and
at a price we want to pay 
I am amazed
 at some of the wonderful renovations
and remodels
This small 1880's workers cottage in
Launceston in Tasmania can be found here

With it's fresh coat of paint 
I imagine it fits nicely with it's neighbours 
but when you enter the gate to the side

you suddenly find yourself in another era
I really like the use of the ripple iron 
and as it's me looking at this
I cannot go past the red door

now that you have stepped inside 
would you believe this is the same  house

The open spaces 
where once would have been small cramped rooms

the vast expanses of glass and the light!

I really like the use

of the red and white colour scheme throughout

and then the addition of the calming green for
the sleeping area

The drama continues at the rear of the property with  
the decking and the original shed

The selling agents describe it as

"Offering three generous bedrooms, 
master with ensuite and walk-in robe, 
separate bathroom / toilet and open plan living zone at the rear,
 this property offers
 the romance of Tasmanian heritage (1880's)
 and the comforts of modern living.

The historic shed has been converted
 to offer the property a further versatile space
 for use as a studio, wine cellar,
 library or parents / teenagers retreat. 
Full length glass doors warm the extension
 with sunlight and connect the informal meals / lounge area
 with the stylish outdoor living zone.

The materials used in the development
 of the property are of the highest quality 
and sympathetic to the class of the
 original cottage and surrounding area. "

Do you like this one?



  1. OMG!
    Yes I love it!!!
    Take it. No questions asked.
    It's divine and such a surprise too.

  2. Yes! Are we really going to move to Tasmania?

  3. Wow! It's gorgeous! What a wonderful job someone did on the renovation!

  4. If I like it ? Oh yessssss, it's a fantastic job they did and the red door is quite a statement isn't it!
    Happy weekend sweetie

  5. i do.
    i like it.

    i have a secret wish to live in a contemporary home.

    xxx huggo

  6. Ooh, it looks like a Grand Design kinda house! xx

  7. Wow, that was a surprise! The house looks huge and decorated so beautifully! Love the touches of red:) Thanks for sharing such a beautiful home Julienne. Hope you are enjoying a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

  8. I do. I love it. Love that deck. Love the pops of red.

  9. I love this house Julienne and I adore the red door! You should definitely have it... Thanks for popping by and have a lovely week!

  10. I'm a bit in love with this one. That!

  11. Like it????!!!! This is gorgeous. Is this in your price range? Grab it! Totally, totally neat.


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