I have a love of old homes, especially the ones in a very special street in Bunbury, Western Australia, which is about a 2 hour drive south from Perth, (depending what speed you are doing) this special street I have nicknamed ‘Bunbury’s Vintage Homes’, where they have lovingly nurtured nearly a whole street, be it only a small one, they have made an outstanding effort and are to congratulated. I am grateful because I get to visit my street 4 times a year.
I always make sure I get a walk up this street, for one it’s on a hill and not to far from where I stay, I am guessing all up a 3km round walking trip, which really isn’t a big ask is it. Last year we took a friend on one of my walking trips around Bunbury and she was gobsmacked at my favourite street.
|The pretty fence with the well tendered garden, looks small and quaint doesn’t it. But once you walk past this one to the next one, which is hiding a few surprises.|
|A second storey, and it looks like a sleep out and garage behind that., I think these homes have rear access.|
I haven’t seen any one who owns them yet, I need to befriend someone who of course would very obligingly let me in for a looksie, I’m thinking coffee and cake as well. Part of this hill has the high school on it. I chuckle at this as I bet they moan and carry on when they have to walk up the hill, I know I would have at their age. Especially with a heavy school bag. I remember those days only to well, I used to drag my school bag along the ground, walking from the bus stop to home, my mother would have been horrified, not that, that would have taken much.
This hill also overlooks the water, which has it’s good and bad moments, as when the wind is up, you get blown away, imagine, a bad hair day every day, I wouldn’t leave the house not that I would want to if I lived in one of these vintage homes. There is one for sale, I can dream can’t I. A holiday home perhaps? Yeah right in your dreams.
|This home is just down the street from the High School. What a view.|
Below is my favourite. I have been watching this homes journey for a few years now. The have integrated the old with the new in a perfect fashion. The colours, the limestone steps and wall of number 5. I love that they haven’t recreated the balcony doors to match the homes windows, but have teamed up the balcony posts to blend with the doors. A bit of new sitting alongside the restored.
|My favourite number 5.|
|As you can see that is a corner balcony, this to the left of the above photo. I so want this home to be mine.|
|They have worked very hard on restoring this home, great detail, and it has a fireplace.|
The home below I can see from my accommodations balcony. Where I stay at the Clifton, I have the same room upstairs, so I can open the curtains wide and look over the park towards this beautiful home, See I told you I am a house stalker. They would have the best view over the entire City and the ocean.
|Always as neat as a pin.|
That’s the other thing about this area of beautifully restored homes, it is always as neat as a pin. My heart is crying to live amongst them. I know very emotional for some over some old homes.