Went off at six this morning on my walkies. Dawn wander around the local streets sans camera. It was lovely. It was nice and nippy, perfect tracky daks weather and my nose tingled in the cold for the first few minutes. The light of an overcast dawn was soft grey and the kookaburras were starting their morning chuckles. If I wasn't such a lazy bed-loving bugger I'd do more autumn dawn walkies.
The sky was overcast most of the morning but I got some more blue-sky photos from Davistown:
Misty. Never in all my walkies at and ferry trips to Davistown have I seen anyone on this boat. I suspect it's someone's holiday cottage. She's moored off Paringa Avenue and Illoura Reserve.
Restella Avenue. The style of this place I'm going to put down as Fishing Shack (circa 1900 - c. 1940). The left hand part of the house, the roof with the 1980s Federation bits on it, is an old fishing shack/holiday house/starter home I think.
Then there's been a few add-ons since then. If we look closely at the middle section of the house we can see what looks like a second veranda roof behind the bullnosed (curved) veranda roof. See it? Then behind that a two-storey roofline. The two-storey roofline suggests to me a second storey was added onto the back of the first add-on. I don't think that is a second veranda but a single-storey add-on.
Looking at the width of the weatherboard on the walls, I'd say the weatherboard went on in the 1970s with the two-storey add-on. The carport looks seventies as well. Then the bullnose veranda either in the 1980s when the Federation bits went on and then the angled two-storey roof at the right in the last few years.
The garden I'm putting down as mainly seventies and eighties with most of it, including the palms, going in in the seventies.
Paringa Avenue. This one isn't on my hist list but I'm bunging it in Federation (circa 1890 - c. 1915). It looked the right age in the flesh, the chimney fits well enough, the flattened X pattern of the veranda railings fits and the general shape fits, in an Arts & Crafts way.
The leadlight door is rather pleasant. The light was in just the right part of the sky to catch it. I think it might be genuine. I'm no expert on leadlight but it doesn't look like one of those 1980s-90s repro jobs. Those ripply panels look too real. I'll put ten bucks on it being Art Deco. Which either puts the house at the end of the Federation period and into the beginning of the Inter War period, or puts the door added on later.
It's nice and sunny and warm again this afternoon. I'm off to the balcony.