Monday, July 27, 2009

A Yellow House on the Water in Brisbane

I like looking through the real estate listings in other countries because you get to see houses that are a little bit different than we have here in the States. I found this beautiful yellow house that sits on the river in Brisbane, Australia, and fell hard for the "wraparound verandas."

I've always had a thing for yellow houses with white trim. When my husband and I bought our first house, it was gray. We painted it yellow and it really brought the house to life. We had a front porch, too, but nothing like this!

The verandas stretch all the way around the back of the house:

It sits on 12 riverfront acres and includes stables for horses. Oh, and there's a pool.

It's listed as "price on application," which translates as, "If you have to ask, you can't afford it." Want to see more? The listing is here.

P.S. It's Movie Monday at Hooked on Houses--my favorite blog day of the week! I'm featuring the Grogan family's charming starter home from "Marley & Me."

18 comments:

  1. I love the front of this house. Luv yellow too. I don't know why I do not paint my walls yellow. When we lived in a loft in downtoen Dallas our walls were yellow and we loved them. It was hard for my husband to paint though with the tall ceilings. Connie

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  2. Looks like the ideal tropical getaway... I don't even need to see the interior... I'll take it!

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  3. I think I started drooling when I saw this front porch. I love all the architectural detailing and the yellow is beautiful!

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  4. What a great house! Love that porch!

    I recently painted my living/dining rooms yellow and I love it! So sunny and cheerful!

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  5. Oh, is that a dreamy place. Why am I still sitting here?

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  6. How pretty! LOL about the "price on application". Yikes!

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  7. That house looks like heaven! I think I'd move tomorrow if I could afford it (and bring a few friends.)

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  8. What a beautiful little house...reminds me of a coconut cupcake! Love it!

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  9. pack me up and move me. lets have a big barbeque and swim. and then write a cook book- paula deen style. sorry i was just dreaming!
    http://randommusingsfrommypov.com

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  10. Hi Julia,
    Love this house! Yellow and white are so charming and the porch...wow:)

    I sometimes have trouble getting into your other site. I'll try again. I loved Marley and Me. Hope it works:)

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  11. I love the wrap around porch, I've always wanted a house that has a porch like this one. The porch makes the house so inviting.

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  12. Oh my gosh! I think that this is my most favorite house that you've ever shown. I'm absolutely smitten.

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  13. Hey Beach mamma...I've got an Award for you! Stop by my blog to pick it up!

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  14. A house truly after my own heart! I've always had a thing for yellow and white houses myself.
    Brenda

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  15. This is such a pretty house - and I really like the yellow. So pretty! Thank you for asking about my mom. She is doing better and adjusting more each day. I hope you're summer's going well,too - we don't have much left, do we! :)

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  16. Love this house! I have always dreamed of someday owning a little yellow house with a white picket fence and shutters! And the by the ocean well that would make it even better. Have a great day! Daisy~

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  17. I'm from Brisbane Australia, living in California. This house is typical of the older style houses from Brisbane. In fact the state of brisbane is called QUEENSLAND and these house styles are commonly referred to as "OLD QUEENSLANDERS". Most are historic buildings now but their purpose was wide verandahs (you call it a porch) that blocks the hot Queensland Sun from hitting the windows - i.e. cool. On stilts or poles to raise it above the ground so air can flow below the house to cool it. And also in australia (especially Queensland) we like wide porches and open doors and windows to allow Summer and nature to enter our houses - so long as we keep that heat off our lives. It can get hot there during summer with 100% humidity and 90+ temperatures. But our architecture takes care of that - welcome to Australia!!!! Nice view isn't it.

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