Sunday, 1 March 2015

Theme day: Aging


This home is typical of old mountain homes, built of timber with a corrugated iron roof. As a late Victorian home (circa 1895) is not overly ornate. Inside has tongue and grove timber walls, high (13 foot) ceilings, working fireplaces and generously proportion rooms.

She's 120 years old and holding her age well I think.  Throughout her life she has served as a family home to 5 or 6 families but in the early 1900s was listed for a brief stint as a guest house.  We've been looking after her for over 20 years and still love her.

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15 comments:

  1. She's beautiful. I love that you say you're looking after her.

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  2. Great theme day post for Ageing.

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  3. Yes, I love how you express your sense of custodianship, too. You have such a gorgeous house. However, I suspect that in the mountains, it could just be a smidge expensive to keep warm during the winter.

    Thanks for allowing us to invade your space for our monthly theme.

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    1. Heating costs about $2,000 per year - firewood and gas central heating.

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  4. How wonderful that you live in such a lovely place that has weathered so much time. We have something in common as I live in an old farm house built at about the same time (perhaps a tad earlier) than your home. ;)

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  5. Sigh! it seems so long..... must do better next year! :)

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  6. What sort of views do you get to see out of the windows I wonder

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    1. Hi Christopher, out the front windows there is long row of pine trees lining the road, over the road is a children's park and tennis courts which I have posted recently. Out the back is our garden which is full of mature trees and I have a whole blog on the delights of that!

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    1. We do too ... spend plenty of time out there at the moment but winter will take us back inside. It is already cooling down.

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  8. What a wonderful old beauty Joan, how lucky you are to have enjoyed her for two decades, with hopefully another to look forward to. They sure knew how to build to last back then!

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  9. Yes this is a beautiful home and she has aged well thorough love and caring.

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  10. She is beautiful. I really like the bay window with the awnings. Lovely post for Theme Day!

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  11. This is a home and it has held together beautifully. Super shot.

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  12. You do live in a charming home. It is looking good in this photo.

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