Wednesday, January 7, 2009

More charming transformations

Here are two more classic Australian houses, transformed from unloved eyesores to the best house in the street.

The charm of this house below is overwhelmed by the overgrown shrub (blocking out all natural light, no doubt) and a clunky brick fence, utterly out of keeping with the era of the house.

But look at it now, with a smart new coat of paint, new fencing and landscaping. The owners retained the bottom part of the fence, rendered it and topped it with clean lined picket fencing. This house stays true to its heritage, but the modern colours bring it up to date too.

Here's a house stripped bare of its character features, waiting for someone to nurture it back to its former glory.

And afterwards, what a transformation! New fencing, cladding, windows and trim make this a picture postcard home.

I'm packing my bags and moving in!
Images Australian Better Homes and Gardens and Notebook Magazine


ness lockyer said...

You know I love a good transformation Catherine! What a difference a pair of eyes can make when they can see past all of the 'ugly'.
Ness xx

DomesticDivasFancy said...

I love to see before and afters! I love your site and I have added you to my faves! Lov your blog! Just wanted to show some love!

Terri said...

I love before and afters! Transformations are always so fun - it is amazing what a little talent and vision can achieve. People amaze me!

Your craft project sounds wonderful - no, I don't mind if you take my idea. Would love to see the results. I would like to make more banner too, but just haven't had time!
Stay well, Terri xo

citysage said...

Yum yum! I love the grey in that second one. And the trim on the first one is so charming!