Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Impressive 1960s design - Launceston

In the rows of "stock-standard" 1960s homes in any given town or city in Tasmania there are always those that stand out from the crowd. This residential home is a case in point. The interesting awning that sweeps around the front of the building is eye-catching and stunning and is seen well before arriving at the home. It's disc shape continues from the front entrance and is the homes roof. A roof as a feature too, I like it! The same goes for the fence and the well maintained garden. I could well imagine the home in a magazine from the 1960s, "a new modern way of living" it could have read.


  1. This is an interesting & captivating example of house architecture inspired from the 1960s flying saucers craze era films!- the round roof is the spaceship, and the decorative fences resemble its antennas :)

  2. there is a house along alanvale road in launceston, i have worked there, where the house is entirely round in a similar style


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