Saturday, December 28, 2013

New home for a while

I am just in love with the house we are living in for the next 6 months or so.  This is one of the bedrooms with french doors opening onto the closed in verandah.  I had to block up the fire place, didn't want any unexpected visitors in the night.  The first nigh I had a spiritual experience, think it was dad letting me know he approved of what we are doing, I know he would love this house and Donnybrook.
Looking from that bedroom out to the verandah is one end of the long deep verandah and this end is my art space.  Lovely light but too hot to work in, in the afternoon.
Looking along the verandah
The other bedroom off the verandah
From the opposite end of verandah I have my sewing machine up and ready when I am!!
From the end of the hallway into verandah another set of french doors
and looking back to the family area
from opposite end
small sitting room off the kitchen
The kitchen looking through the family room to french doors leading to front verandah.  This area is about 20 years old and was added on.  The rest of the house is over 100 years old and was a railway workers house.

other side to table and chairs is the bathroom
and looking out french doors, another doorway leads to the laundry that has a shower and another toilet

Looking into family area from front verandah
Don't you just love these windows, nice deep bath but haven't had a swim in it yet
Front verandah is long and wide, goes around the corner at the end where the laundry opens from.
You can see from this photo how cool this verandah is.  Behind the far end is endless rolling paddocks with cattle grazing.
Now these cupboards aren't going to be to every bodies taste, but I just love there basic rawness, also love the wooden benches.
I hope i haven't bored you with all my photo's but I love this house and wanted to share it with you.  Its not a flash house but it is very homely.  Its very quirky, floors are uneven, and things don't match up but it is all part of its appeal.


  1. just love everything really love it it has soul keep the photos up you have got settle quick

  2. it looks so beautiful, just love it! And you and Dad seem to have settled in really well. Love you both xxxxx

  3. Its beautiful Jacky, I can see why you love it. Miss you. xxx