Bit wonky, the photos. I took them while walking... bit worried that 'Boo Radley' might pop out and scare the living daylights out of me.
Oh I searched and searched and to my delight I found that, yes, it is of historical significance, this beauty I pass on my morning walk each day. This beautiful house, occupying a corner site, was built in 1885 by a local architect, as his own residence. He later became the mayor of South Brisbane and a member of parliment. After he moved on it was purchased by a Scottish-Canadian man who named the house 'Nassagaweya' (after his birth place in Ontario), a Delaware Indian word meaning 'home by the maple forests' (no such forests in sight now that the area has been gentrified). He died in 1946 and the house still remains in the family today.
No signs of life when I walk past... and surprisingly it looks like it hasn't undergone a renovation as such. Maybe a coat of paint 10 years ago? A classic example of vernacular architecture. Apparently it's corrugated iron roof was originally slate.... sigh... would have been gorgeous. It remains unaltered from it's original form except for a room added at the rear.
It had stables... sigh... but they burnt down some time ago. Am loving exploring this new suburb of mine... and stalking it's history.