Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Henderson Road Saratoga
The style of the house is Victorian Regency, circa 1840 - c. 1890.
You can see which bit is the original house. Look at the main roof (the biggest part of the roof), the chimney and the veranda under the main roof. Those bits are the original cottage. The rest is add-ons in the 1980s-90s (gazebo & right wing) and earlier, perhaps in the 1940s (the foremost part, right hand side).
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1950s fibro (asbestos sheeting) house on the left, Victorian Regency circa 1840 - circa 1890 on the right (see above). The houses behind are 1970s and in Treeview Place.
1950s, the Victorian period and the 1970s are three of the most common styles in the Brisbane Water/Greater Gosford area. Though if I had my way there'd be less seventies and more Victorian. You know how much I hate seventies houses.
These two are on Henderson Road Saratoga, a few minutes walk from the Veterans Hall ferry stop and just across the road from the old Veterans Hall Cemetery.
This part of Saratoga looks across Lintern Channel and Rileys Island to Blackwall Mountain straight ahead and as far as Woy Woy Bay to the right and Hardys Bay and the ocean to the left.
Get the ferry from Woy Woy Wharf. It's a lovely 10 minutes ride to Veterans Hall Wharf. Pop it on yer list of Must Sees for Woy Woy.