Saturday, March 30, 2013

Post War Housing - Launceston

Here is an interesting example of Post War housing in Launceston.  Thanks to a reader for pointing this home out to me!  Check out the timber framing on the facade and how it angles.  I've seen this style before but not used in such an interesting and different way before.  Love the original fence and the colour of brick work too.


  1. The timber framing on the facade tends to create two floors, the smaller window on the upper floor and the larger window on the ground floor. Magic.

  2. I was lucky enough to live in this house for three years, an amazing place. One of the most interesting things about it is the volumes and levels inside. Behind the large central window is the main living space which is double height and features a large stone wall. The small bit to the right is the extension of the living space into a smaller nook around the fireplace, which is also clad in stone (the fireplace still exists but sadly is not operational). The tall side on the left is split into two levels- on top is the master bedroom (with the corner window looking out over Launceston) and below it (where it is white) is a large den space complete with its own toilet and laundry space. At the back of the house is a kitchen on the ground level and a glazed stairwell leads to a little bedroom above the kitchen which feels like a nice little outpost from the main house. The glazed stairwell is a nice place to sit on a sunny day and looks back across the Tamar. If anyone knows anything about the history of the house, particularly who designed it, I would love to know.

    1. Thanks for your own insights into this wonderful home Alysia! Great to hear what the interior spaces are laid out like, provides more of an insight into this great home. I will endevour to find out more about this home and it's architects/builders in the future.


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