Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Meanwhile, over the Northside...


....Jillian, a Brisbane reader, sent me in these photos of a pretty house she passes often.... on her side of town (the North). We wonder if it is a renovated 'post war' house or if it was purposely built in this style. Jillian apologised for her 'dinky' camera and the quality of the photos. She says her photos don't do the little place justice and says it is so charming in real life. Hey, I only do dinky... does me fine (actually someone admired my 'dinky camera' on the weekend... its size, not the photo quality!).


You'll never guess what the real colour of the house is... the photos do not capture it.... or maybe they do... and I just can't see it! Have a guess!
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28 comments:

  1. I just love the strong white trim and detailing on this home. It just invites you in.

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  2. Lovely house! I will take a guess and say Navy... It is beachside? ;-)

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  3. What a pretty home. I wonder if it is a post-war cottage too. They've done a lovely job with it.x

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  4. it's that gorgeous blue with grey undertones...living in a brick house I can only dream of such dwellings!!! I could move into that house!

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  5. Gorgeous details on this little house! The photos are fine, just the white balance is a little on the cool side, but easily fixed in a photo editing program :-) I'm guessing all the woodwork is white and the main house is blue. Beautiful combination!!! So much character!

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  6. This is my style of house. I would say the house is either dark green or a charcoal colour. I have done a house in a charcoal with white trim and it looks similar.

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  7. I'm guessing BLACK. I saw a black with white trim house not too long ago in blogland and it totally ROCKED! Looks like you survived the reptile party, BTW, Happy Birthday Kristian! My Saeger would have loved a party like your's. We took him and 3 of his bestest friends to a park that had a real cave, full of stalagtites and stalagmites. We also went through a drive your own car through safari tour, full of zebras, deer, buffalo and lots of other animals I have no clue to what they were. I am wondering if you and Saeger were both born on Sept.10? That is so cool. Heidi

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  8. It's lovely - so much character. I'm guessing a dark teal/navy blue?

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  9. Gorgeous house - I'd be happy with that one! It looks like Navy which suits that style beautifully, but it could be dark green if the photo is a bit washed out?? The black theory is another good one, but I would have thought it would be a bit hot for Brissy?!

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  10. I'm guessing that lovely home is charcoal gray.

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  11. A-M,

    It is green.

    And not a very nice one. Maybe one day they will change it as it is a delightful home with a lot of appeal! But maybe it was the owners favourite colour and they always wanted it. It actually looks a much nicer colour in these photos. We could talk them into it!

    I am the go-to person for everything northside, you want to know anything about anything - you come to me!

    Digella

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  12. Oh and this lovely little gem was last purchased in 1983 for about the same price as a mid sized car!

    It is lovely to see a home stay in one family for nearly 30 years!

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  13. Lovely house!! I am going to guess dark greeny/grey!

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  14. Gray? Blue? No matter - it is so beautifully presented without being show-offy.

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  15. Hi A-M, I am guessing that it was orignally a post-war home that has been renovated, the main square roof is a clue. Colourwise is it navy or that dark brunswick green?

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  16. Sigh, so purdy, can picture myself sitting on the front veranda sipping wine....

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  17. HI A-M
    Well this house is pretty perfect!! I just love it!!... Can I buy it.. hang on .. must win lotto first!!

    Well looking blue from here .. but guessing grey?? slate? Nice either way..

    Have a lovely week xxx Julie

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  18. I'm thinking gussied up post war arrangement in a sort of petrol green colour.

    Do tell.

    They're no gardeners but that house is very very nice.

    Meanwhile I wish it'd rain more round these here parts. xxx

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  19. Yes, Jillian informs me that it is a dark green! A-M xx

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  20. I would never have guessed dark green - was going to say a deep blue. What a gorgeous home! x

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  21. Dark green? Wow! I was thinking navy. It's cute though!

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  22. I really think it is quite cute. Mind you at the moment anything with walls that dont flap looks good to me.

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  23. I would say it may be teal? I love the use of lattice instead of posts. What a nifty idea. Hope you're feeling better soon. Vanessa x.

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  24. What a stunning home, love the dark wall contrast!
    Get well soon x

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