Beautiful Queenslander Houses

I grew up in a ‘Queenslander House’ which is the name given to the traditional style of houses unique to my state of Queensland. I have a soft spot for these charming homes because I think they are beautiful and a little bit special.

A typical Queenslander house is made of wood with a tin roof, a balcony or ‘Veranda’ as we like to call them in Australia, and a hallway that stretched from the front, right to the back of the house. Original Queenslanders are often built on stilts but many of these houses today are built in underneath to take advantage of the extra space.

These Queenslander house features are deliberate to suit the hot weather we have here. The tin roof reflects the sun rays. The wooden walls are often painted a light colour to also reflect the sunlight. These houses also feature a hallway which stretches though the entire house so that the doors can be left open at both ends for the summer breeze to sweep through the whole home and keep it cool.   

I have such a love for these houses and I enjoy photographing the ones that I like as I see them, so I thought I would share them with you! I hope you love them as much as I do! :-)

Also please pardon the garbage bins out the front of the houses! Looks like it was garbage day when I took some of these photos :-S


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Fiona said...

Ahh I love this post! What a great idea to gather photos, I always seem to take for granted, the unique things around me, I should pay more attention to them :)

Sarah Leonard said...

These are gorgeous houses. We don't have quite the same square footage here in the UK (most houses are small and terraced) but I have always longed for a porch of my own.

Thanks for linking up!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Unknown said...

I love Queenslanders too and I also love Victorian style cottages. We bought at Victorian cottage last year and restored it and I am so in love with it. It is a blend of old meets new and has such a nice feel.

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