Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Every Elevation Matters


... ok, so it's the side elevation, overlooking some units... but just 2 more windows in the same aesthetic as the beautiful original ones (with matching hoods) and I think they would have nailed it. 


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I'm all for consistency... especially when it comes to windows. What do you think? I'm also curious as to what the 'side thingy' is, with the louvred windows and the flat roof? Any ideas?
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21 comments:

  1. I agree - it's ALL in the detail. One of my all time pet hates - sliding glass aluminium windows in lovely old Queenslanders! It's to be hoped that the beautiful double in the front doesn't meet the same fate. (Hope the tablet swallowing is getting easier!) ;)Sharyne

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  2. I have no idea what that side thingy and front thingys are. Is the front thing a covered walk way up from a garage or the road?
    I would love to see what you would do with this place if it was yours A-M, it would be magical that's for sure :) Have a lovely day,
    Jxx

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  3. Janette, I think the front thingy is a covered walkway. Sharyne, tablets are going down a treat! A-M xx

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  4. I thought the white boxes (thingy) were just temporary boxes? To protect the openings until is done?
    Too skinny of an element to remain as part of the house.

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  5. Hi A-M just letting you know that I am enjoying your posts you should come and visit us in the shop sometime.
    Melinda

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  6. Oh Simony, you'd be surprised. Those louvres look a bit too permanent to be a temporary thing around here. A-M xx

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  7. I think the side thingy will be used to house the traditionally ugly wheely bins...

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  8. I like consistency too. I think if they wanted to delineate between the old and the new they should have made it more dramatic.

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  9. oh, that is such a shame. x

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  10. Maybe the laundry? My opinion is, if you're going to spend heaps on a reno, or build, do it right and don't make the extensions or repairs look like they're alien to the original structure. The whole idea is to make sure it all blends in and matches, in my opinion anyway.

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  11. I think the side thingy is an old, ugly extension (it certainly wouldn't pass today's standards) which the owners are keeping for now to store tools etc. As for the aluminium windows, we've seen it all before and unfortunately will again.
    Pamela xx

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  12. I think the side thingy won't be permanent - well maybe, it just looks like it's just passing through if you will and not really there to stay. maybe??

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  13. I don't know. Maybe you could have a little fun, play dumb and ask them. While you're at it, enquire about the choice of windows. All renovators love talking about how great their projects are.
    The thing that gets me is the lack of eave and mismatched roofline on the rear extension. Not even aluminium sliders annoy me more than the absence of eaves on a Queenslander.

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  14. What a great pity to not have continuity all the way across that side elevation. I once heard - when building spend the money on the items that can't be easily replaced later- like windows.

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  15. Perhaps to put the lawn mower?? Whatever it is it looks ugly. Pity about the windows.

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  16. There should be a planning law against not having matching windows. I can't stand it. Just a few extra bob and it would be sweet. As for the front thing, it must be some form of tumour.

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  17. Hmmm, I am never a fan of those modern slide or push outs with the aluminum trim, the others are just lovely though. Loved the last post of cute little men, great photo, cheers Katherine

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  18. To me, mismatched windows suggest a lack of planning, sort of like having different flooring in every room. It becomes a mish-mash of dated aesthetics, like so many stratified layers of old dinosaur bones. Okay, maybe that's a little harsh. But I do know that for our house design, windows were one of the key factors, and there isn't any other feature that we laboured over so intensely. Once they're in, they're in, so you have to try to get it right!

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  19. Can you share where that house is? I feel the need for a drive-by coming on!

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  20. Do you mean the thingy above the carposrt or whatever it is? I am guessing it's to house and disguise air conditioning units. As the the thingy on the side of the house? Hmmm some sort of tool shed??

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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you. A-M xx