Sunday, May 24, 2015

Classic Federation Features

Quintessential Australian Federation Features

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'Wedderburn' 15 Throssell StreetHyde Park Perth'Talla Walla' 2 Main StreetUlverstone TAS 7315

View the defining elements of Federation Style



'Wedderburn' 15 Throssell Street, Hyde Park, Perth W.A. 6000

"Beyond the Grandeur is a superbly elegant and comfortable home with all the amenities of the large suburban home within the City Walls
'Wedderburn' 15 Throssell Street Hyde Park, Perth, WA 6000
'Wedderburn' 15 Throssell Street Hyde Park, Perth, WA 6000


The development of Hyde Park took place during the period 1891-1899 and included two lakes with bird sanctuary islands in the middle. 
This attracted some of the wealthier members of the community to its surrounds. Amongst them was George Throssell (later elected as the State’s Premier), who built a substantial home in 1901 overlooking the park.[1]

Throssel House, 15 Throssell Street Hyde Park, Perth

  • asking $2,000,000 - $2,250,000
  • Originally named ‘Wedderburn’, the house was designed by architect George W McMullen and built in 1901 by Richard Sparrow, a Perth
attorney. He resided there until his death in 1941. The house has since had various owners making changes and additions.[2]

Impressive Architecture

  • Exquisite Beauty
  • Historic Significance
  • Superb Craftsmanship and
  • Extraordinary Attention to Detail

1. Wide Verandah

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2. Dazzling lead lights

The wide Veranda leading to an Entry Foyer with dazzling lead lights and hinting at the grandeur to come.
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3. Bay Window

4. Carved Fireplace

  • Elegant Formal Living complete with Bay Window, double hung Lead Light Windows that glow in the northern sunlight,
  • Intricate Carved Fireplace and Over Mantel (note full-size wine cellar below).

5. Wooden Floor boards

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6. High Ceilings

  • The Dining Room adjoined by ornate double arched alcoves, enjoys the same stunning lead lights and Fireplace.
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7. Ornate Ceiling Rose

  • The elegantly long hallway gives access and flexibility of use to all main rooms.

8. Elaborate Cornices

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  • The three ground floor bedrooms, two with fireplaces and original built-in robes, another with en-suite, all enjoy the same level of architectural excellence and detail.
  • A large period family bathroom is also on the ground floor.
  • The perfect Home Office with splendid lead light window and separate entrance includes an ornate fireplace.
Floorplan
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Virtual Tour
The whole first floor comprises the Master Suite with walk in robe and en-suite, allows access to the Rooftop Belvedere with stunning 360° views of the Hyde Park Perth City and Darling Range.
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  • Enjoy wonderful amenities of the idyllic Hyde Park.
  • With the restaurants of Beaufort Street just a stroll through the park."


'Talla Walla' 2 Main Street Ulverstone TAS. 7315


Classic Federation Family Home


Every now and then a 'one of a kind' iconic home comes to market in most towns and on this occasion, in the Northern Tasmanian, Central Coast Township of Ulverstone, one of its most prominent and superbly built and located Federation homes, is now offered for sale.
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  • Built around 1910, 'Talla Walla' (Aboriginal name for 'Forest View') is a classic example of Queen Anne Federation architecture and is set on a stunning 1,644m2 allotment directly across the road from the shores of the Leven River and just a short walk to the extensive coastal fringing parklands that are such a wonderful enhancement to the lifestyle amenities of Ulverstone, the largest Township in Tasmania.
  • This charming, fully and faithfully restored home, originally built for one of the most prominent business families in Ulverstone, is a total joy to walk through with its 12 foot ceilingspolished floor boards, genuine Axminster carpets, working open fireplaces and that undeniable and unmistakeable atmosphere of elegance, charm and quality with a tangible presence of yesteryear in every glance.




1. Wide Verandah

  • Wrapping around the north-west corner of the home, a spacious wide verandah offers a wonderful place to sit and take advantage of the stunning views looking out over the river and wharfs and afar, to the once heavily forested rural landscape that inspired the property name .
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2. Leadlight glass

  • Superb formal dining and lounge rooms,
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  • a parlour that is equally useful as a spacious bedroom

3. Ornate working Fireplaces


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4. High Ceilings

5. Picture Rails

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6. Restored Bathrooms

7. Floorboards

  • The main bathroom not only has a roomy separate shower but a claw-foot bath,
  • pressed tin panelled walls and quality taps & fittings out of classically traditional exposed plumbing.
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  • New and wonderfully appointed kitchen that blends both modern and traditional cooking facilities, this 4 or 3 bedroom home has everything a classic home enthusiast could wish for.

8. Federation Garden

  • The beautifully established and easily maintained grounds and gardens surround the home on 3 sides and add hugely to the amenity of the overall property and provide it with an inherent sense of privacy and space.
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  1. ^ A Brief History of the suburb - City of Vincent
  2. ^ Perth - City of Vincent

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Edwardian Interiors


Opulent Edwardian Styles across Australia

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This is a comparison of three Edwardian homes across three states:

'Fenton' 388 Bowen Terrace New Farm

A Grand Residence with Style and Convenience; Beautifully restored and sitting on one of New Farm's largest land holdings, this immaculate Robin Dods-designed estate is a stunning expression of quality craftsmanship and timeless design. Sold for $1,800,000 Fri 23-Nov-12
Fenton, 388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Qld 4005
Fenton, 388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Qld 4005

"Beautifully restored and sitting on one of New Farm's largest land holdings, this immaculate Robin Dods-designed estate is a stunning expression of quality craftsmanship and timeless design – a remarkable offering with dual street access and 23 metre frontage.
  • "From the expertly landscaped gardens to the inviting front portico, this traditional residence exudes classic style and sophistication."

Desirable features:
  • Rich interior details combine timber VJ (vertical joined) walls,
  • a restored fireplace,
  • high ceilings and
  • polished timber floors for a warm and welcoming atmosphere that radiates class and elegance.
  • An extensive verandah runs down the side of the home, opening several rooms up to this swathing outdoor area. Overlooking the pool and enclosed by louvers, it is ideal for year round use.

Other features:
  • Entertain poolside, or simply relax with a cooling dip to escape the summer heat.
  • A centrally located gourmet kitchen is sure to become a gathering point whether you're entertaining or simply enjoying a quiet family lifestyle.
  • Stone benches, extensive work and storage space and a range of quality stainless steel appliances ensure a functional yet stylish space while
  • a gallery of windows bathe the kitchen in soft natural light, providing views of the lush, green surrounds.
  • There are three good-sized bedrooms serviced by two bathrooms. This includes a large master suite completed by timber floors, fireplace and study alcove.

'Bishopscourt' 34 Brown Street Newcastle NSW 2300

"A Magnificent Family Estate Capturing Harbour and Coastal Views Unlike Any Other Property in Newcastle; Influenced by the style and proportions of a grand 19th century English estate, this landmark property on The Hill known as 'Bishopscourt' is quite unlike anything else on offer. Expressions of Interest ends 11th May at 12pm.
  • landmark property on The Hill known as 'Bishopscourt' is quite unlike anything else on offer.
  • Taking pride of place in one of Newcastle's finest dress circle positions."


Desirable features:
All the classic features of the period including 
  • rich timber floors and wood paneling,
  • a grand staircase,
  • soaring ceilings and
  • large arched windows with elegant leadlight detailing.
  • The generously proportioned floor plan offers family versatility with a lavish choice of expansive living areas, exceptional seven bedroom accommodation and four bathrooms
Bishopscourt, 34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE, on the Hill
Bishopscourt, 34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE, on the Hill
Other features:
  • Landscaped gardens on over one acre offer exceptional potential to extend or add a pool (STCA)
  • Formal lounge room with elegant timber wall paneling a feature of its era
  • Formal dining room with outdoor flow to gardens
  • Concertina doors enable one huge living space, perfect for large scale entertaining
  • Study with curved ceiling, impressive leadlight bay window and fireplace
  • Oversized family room; large utility room; three storerooms
  • Large timber kitchen equipped with gas cooking, dishwasher and servery
  • Chapel featuring leadlight windows, timber ceilings and detailed arched brickwork
  • Doors from main bedroom and large guest room open onto a large north facing sunroom capturing magnificent views over Newcastle's iconic harbour and beaches

20 Cichon Road Bridgewater SA 5155

A majestic "Queen Anne" style property brimming with the “tasteful elegance of prideful wealth”. Sold for $1,600,000 Thu 31-Jul-14.
  • "Delicately framed by lead lacing and Wisteria, surrounded by well-groomed grassland, a professionally constructed equestrian arena, full sized tennis court, 2000m of manicured lawn,
  • "a prodigious natural Amphitheatre suitable for the finest operatic aria, land abounds to ride your horse or simply escape. "
Has decoration typical of the Edwardian era. A Queen Anne house would have a name, since street numbers did not exist prior to the Edwardian era.

Desirable features:
  • Wrought iron and Baroque chandeliers
  • 12 foot ceilings throughout
  • double brick, bluestone faced,
  • two story cathedral like spaces and
  • spectacular leadlight windows, intricately woven with thistle and ferocious heraldic lions.
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
Other features:
  • Five metre high suspension platform that draws you into the native forest canopy and provides expansive views of the Hahndorf valley.
  • Entertain in exorbitant style from your external alfresco dining area, equipped with a full kitchen, including stainless steel BBQ, dishwasher, divine stone top benching and quality surround cafĂ© blinds.


Edwardian features:

So here are the desirable features of these three Edwardian home, side by side: (widescreen viewing recommended)

388 Bowen Terrace New Farm34 Brown Street Newcastle NSW 230020 Cichon Road Bridgewater SA 5155

Entrances:



Impressive entrances:Impressive staircaseImpressive front door lead-light ornamental setting:
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
(Above) The use of timber for impressive ornamentThe staircase, if it exists, is made to impress in glorious timberTimber doorway, timber floor and ceiling, timber doorways

Timber features:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
Queenslander entertainment on the verandahEcclesiastic entertainment in the drawing room with bay windowFormal entertainment in the drawing room with leadlight French doors
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
(Above) Dining room is lined with timber panelled shelvingTimber panelling and ornate ceiling with leadlight doors and bay windowLarge entertainment area has Romanesque doorways
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Qld 4005
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Qld 4005
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
Timber fireplace is a characteristic Edwardian featureBefore WW2, Entertainment was made at homeThe ornate timber fireplace belies the 'Queen Anne' description

Fireplaces:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
The general rule is: Marble fireplaces are VictorianTimber fireplaces are an Edwardian featureThe simpler the fireplace, the later the period.

Leadlight windows:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
Ornamental timber work and lead-light are very desirable

Edwardian cosiness:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
Edwardian cosy area in a window nookA rather grand window nookA modern entertainment area
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155

Verandahs:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE - the sea breeze on 'The Hill' would be a gale!
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE - the sea breeze on 'The Hill' would be a gale!
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater - no sea breeze
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater - no sea breeze

Timber kitchens:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
None of the kitchens remain very Edwardian, all have island benchesThe influence of the white kitchen becomes apparent...Only in S.A. would the renovator paint the natural timber finish! or cover up the leadlight!!

Bedroom design:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
A Queensland bedroom has timber walls for evening cooling (and a fan)An Edwardian bedroom complete with bay window drapes (and a fan)Edwardian leadlgiht and timber surrounds, but Victorian drapes (and air-con)

Updated bathrooms:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, showing a mix of styles
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, showing a mix of styles
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE, without period style
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE, without period style
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater
Bathing is an outdoor activity in tropical Queenslander styleBathing is quite private in 'Bishopscourt'Modernised spa-bathing in Edwardian leadlight splendour

Garden design:



388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
Outdoor entertaining has rather different expressionsNewcastle outdoors is merely pictorial for Bishopcourt entertainmentThe formal outdoors in Bridgewater, S.A.
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Qld 4005
388 Bowen Terrace, New Farm, Qld 4005
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
34 Brown Street NEWCASTLE
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
20 Cichon Road, Bridgewater, SA 5155
A Jacaranda tree is a highly coveted ornament to any gardenNewcastle heritage uses consistent historical plaquesA tree-lined drive is a highly regarded feature