Thursday, 5 July 2012

The old cottage

We have an old cottage that is fairly close to the main house. It has been sold for removal, but the person who bought it still hasn't removed it yet.

We are keen to see it gone, as it will only fall down without love, care and money put into preserving it.

If I had lots of cash I would renovate it fully and use it as accommodation for guests to sleep in. Alas, it in bad shape. So unless we win lotto, it is something we have to let go.

Here she is.

L shaped enclosed verandah with squillions of louvered windows.

This is the side view of the house.

Inside the sunny wrap-around verandah. The paneling would look great all painted beautifully.

The front of the house.

End of the verandah room leading into the front entrance.

The front entrance looking into the laundry to the left. I love the weatherboards too!

The rank laundry. Shower on the right.

The rank kitchen.

The loungeroom, tasty carpet. And that is a fireplace there too.

The master bedroom.

The water system.

As you can see, the house is pretty bad.

It has three bedrooms, and that verandah is lovely in the winter sun.
The whole thing needs gutting and new windows in most of it. The kitchen and laundry need redoing, there is a shower in the laundry too. It would be fanatastic as a guest house, or if you were just looking for somewhere to live before you had children.

It has good bones.

We have sold empty house for removal many times, as we can't keep all of them. Better to have someone take them and do them up into lovely homes, than fall down and be a fire hazard.

Would love to see this one when it is finished!

1 comment:

  1. I want that laundry! I love old tubs. All the cottage needs is lots of hot soapy cleaning inside and out with plenty of fresh air,white paint, voluminous vintage Laura Ashley curtains, iron beds and a cottage garden with rosemary hedges around it and scented leaf geraniums. I would not be able to part with it. Imagine the bathroom sink with a pretty skirt! I could go on forever. Long live vintage houses.