Sunday, June 12, 2011

Another One Bites The Dust

I wonder if the demolition people would give up the front door. It's gorgeous. 
You can see it open in the front porch. It has a pretty arch and leadlights.... hmmm.


Demolition in progress. Another beauty gone for good.

Got around that 'Rule Of Thirds'. Click HERE to see it in it's former glory, ripe for renovation.

Update 13/6/11: 'Brisbane Daily Photo' has another recent photo HERE :(

And meanwhile, further up the same street........


.......and I wasn't the only one standing there saying, "what the?"



Oh well, it has got 'sunshading devices' and 'verandahs' technically.


Yep, I can see how it works....character, character, character, blearghhhhhh, character.

Yes, I know, I need to become a member.....

Image Via Pinterest


Deep Sigh.
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PS With reference to Siobhan's fence comment, in the comment section below:



Good question!

30 comments:

  1. Someone in council needs to be slapped!

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  2. How right you are A-M.

    Another organisation that needs a slap on the wrist is Wordpress, I've been trying to comment here since Wednesday and can't. Wordpress chicks me out.

    However, I've heavily disguised myself, straightened my hair, put on sunnies, and snuck of the the Blogger side just to leave comments here.

    Lots of love
    Louise
    XXXX
    (fromnorthqld.wordpress.com)

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  3. It always comes back to money. Really sad.

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  4. Tee Hee,
    Yes I could see me in the purple car too.
    Thrilled I solved the commenting dilemma with a blogger address.
    Louise
    xxxxx

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  5. Lou, looks and brains... you got it all girl! A-M xx

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  6. Keep fighting the good fight girl.. It is a crime, or it should be.. Rachaelxx

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  7. My God A-M, Brisbane City Council have rocks in their heads (or developers in their midst)!!! What a travesty that demolishing one heritage house leaves the loophole open for a developer to finish off the two remaining beauties. That STINKS!!!!

    Brisbane's Heritage is everyone's heritage after all.

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  8. ...and what's with the hideous fence on the neighbour's house?

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  9. Yes that does stand out like a sore thumb & not in a good way!

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  10. We are getting to demolish 3 older shoddy homes to put up 4 new ones, but they all work with the surroundings, unlike the one you showed. Who wants to stick out like a sore thumb?! But then again I would rather be tucked behind trees making people wonder 'what is back there' rather than BAM LOOK AT ME!!! ;)

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  11. ughhhh.... this post is very cringe worthy. makes my stomach hurt.
    stop the insanity. yes, they definitely need YOU on the board!

    xxjoan

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  12. How could our council allow that to happen? How could the owners build such an insensitive house? Well, they now have the ugliest house in the street, and the one that everyone will point their fingers at, but not for the reasons they thought when they built it.

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  13. Complete agreement here A-Me.
    I shake my head at some of the building decisions happening in this city :(
    xxx

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  14. I'm with you, A-M. I live directly behind the house in the top picture and have been watching them destroy it over the past couple of days. I was part of the campaign to stop the "multi-level dwelling" go ahead last year. Looks like our success was short-lived. Legally, pre-war houses are only protected if they are in a cluster of 3 homes. This house was until the council bought the corner house (which was next door) to demolish and make way for the roundabout. Now it looks like it's fair game as there is only one old queenslander next to it and then a block of units. I'll be doing a post looking at the view from the back tomorrow.

    btw I have been getting an emormous amount of traffic from your blog so thank you for that!

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  15. Good lord, horrendous. Beyond horrendous. And the fence.... That's why I have loved Auckland's suburbs so much - the weatherboard villas are so well preserved and highly valued by buyers too... although not to say there are some suburbs with lots of shocking houses and some leak too!

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  16. shame on the council...shame.
    What an eye-sore

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  17. The National Sarcasm Society poster really made my day...thanks for the laugh x

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  18. It's hideous, whatever neighbourhood it's in. It's all out of proportion.

    I was in your neck of the woods today - went to that discount luggage place, after lunching at the WAC.

    TDM xx

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  19. Distressed Mother, I was at the WAC today. We probably walked past each other! A-M xx

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  20. Hate the house, love the poster. good on you for sharing both.
    hope your having a good weekend.
    cheers Fiona
    Lilyfieldlife

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  21. It's so sad.

    While Australia is a young country we still need to learn to preserve the culture we have. Culture is beautiful and definitely not a burden. I hate progress!!

    Oh and if you need help with the door let me know ;)
    xxx

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  22. When a friend from Melbourne was house hunting up here I told her she had to forget everything she knows about consistency. I told her she would drive through some crappy areas of mish-mashed housing (Queenslanders surrounded by units, surrounded by McMansions) & eventually you'd get to some quality suburbs BUT it wouldn't be like Melbourne where nearly the whole suburb would reflect an era or style of housing. Melbourne has small local councils which I think helps in maintaining an area's feel, look & heritage. We have a HUGE council that will allow anything and everything so it seems.
    That new build house feels "uneven" to look at.
    Council should be ashamed of themselves for ruining the streetscape AND
    That neighbouring fence to the new build is goddam U-G-L-Y!!!

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  23. That approval must have been done at the end of the day, Friday, when it was time for 'after work drinks'!! How did that comply at all. It sticks out like a sore thumb too.
    Have a wonderful weekend lovely.
    Ness xx

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  24. So hideous and so out of place!Why would you??
    Love the yellow house on the left though. And what were they thinking to the right when they decided on that fence? Maybe they ran out of paint and they will paint it one day?!
    Have a good day!
    Anette

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  25. While this style of house isn't my bag, I don't have an issue with it on the basis of it is what it is. It isn't a new house trying to look like an old house (no offence intended against your previous house which was gorgeous). If a house is truly gorgeous and not full of rot by all means save it but some houses just have to go. I like the blend of old and new.

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  26. We probably did! I was the one surreptitiously taking photos. I'll post my finds later, cooking a roast now. Yummo.

    TDM xx

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  27. This display of bureaucratic cretinism reminds me of BrisVegas in the '70's & Joh B-J's regime of 'Line 'em up & knock 'em down'. Shame, shame, shame.
    Millie x

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  28. So sad to see that old house being demolished. I wonder if it couldn't have been at least moved off the block and restored by someone else.

    As for that fence. Hmmmmm. I sometimes wonder about people's choices!!

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  29. well this all comes down to councils, they can reject these kinda homes (new builds), but often they don't, they actually encourage modern homes. I'm about to build a new home in a goldfield semi-rural area, and the council have asked it be nice, but moreso modern, than traditional. They don't want to have a passer-byer confused between real heritage, and copy heritage = they think we're stupid!!

    I also remember someone telling me about a new home he designed and had built in north Melbourne. He showed me a pic, and frankly, it was almost identical to what you have come across in your post. He was EVER so proud, I can't tell you how he thought he was so smug to have come up with this "urban" design, seriously, he didn't have a clue. he was an IT guy, do you think that had something to do with it! believe me, I bet the owner of that home in your post also LOVES what he/she has done. They just don't get it. oh well...

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  30. Agree, agree, agree. I live down the other end of Orleigh Street and while it remains a beautiful place to live, the planning decisions that resulted in this situation make me despair. When they started that new build I couldn't believe it (although at least the development down near me with the McMansion and 3 townhouses isn't completely out of place now).

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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