Australian Architecture in an English Garden, Warwick Q.

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bdeh on February 24, 2012

I like those Australian architecture very much Ian. Great shot, LIKE! Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on February 24, 2012

This home is a very good example of an Austrealian tradition in domestic architecture that has been modernised, Berend.

The verandahs are a wonderful way of enhancing a home especially in summer, when you want the house cool and space in which to enjoy shade, breezes and views. As the verandahs also allow for maximum window space. From inside the views both into the garden and across the landscape to the far mountain ranges are there to be constantly enjoyed.



AustralianNomads on February 25, 2012

That is how all houses in Australia should be build, but you see a lot with no veranda's nor eaves - great Photo - I like it! Bw Ricky Lu

Ian Stehbens on February 25, 2012

I agree with you Ricky, for I am appalled by the removal of eaves from suburbia, and I have seen this occurring especially in western Sydney, Ricky. Verandahs may be a luxury for many but eaves are important in Australian climates in which variablity is highly significant. They are vital for room temperature management, internally, in our homes.

And thanks for the compliment, but the compliments are due to the owners and the builder.

gezginruh on February 26, 2012

Hi dearest Ian, really an interesting architecture. An understandable explanation, but this decorations at the front of the building seemed interesting to me. Different motives...

It remembers me different architecture..

Thank you for this sharing dearest.

All my best wishes. Füsun

Ian Stehbens on February 27, 2012

My dear ,

I am pleased, very pleased, that you find real interest in such architecture, for it is very Australian. Such architecture can be found in urban areas but it is best suited to rural areas because of the open space available for such an expansive building. You would love the interior too, for there is so much light and space and it invites both quiet retreat as well as hospitality and entertainment.

And at the moment we are building a new home too, but we have chosen different architecture, though internally many of the elements are similar to those of this home. And there will be a guest suite awaiting your arrival.


Syborgh on February 27, 2012

So nice and clean! The architecture especially, I mean.. is it your house Ian?

Ian Stehbens on February 28, 2012

Greetings Fried. This is the home of one of my cousins, with whom I spent a wonderful day recently. We were chatting about our common family history which takes us back to Europe (Ypres, Heide and Boizenburg).

This style of architecture developed early in Australia's settlement history. It incorporates the very important verandahs, large windows and interior space. Modern materials enhance its very neat and clean appearance.

Warm regards from Queensland,


jeff_msn123 on March 3, 2012

Interesting combination. Nice shot. LIKE

Cheers, Jeff

Ian Stehbens on March 6, 2012

Thanks for your appreciation, Jeff. Warm regards from Brisbane,


Conquilha on March 15, 2012

Awesome house..LK


Ian Stehbens on March 16, 2012

I must tell the owners of your assessment, Conquilha. They will be pleased. And the views are wonderful too.

Thanks and warm regards,


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