Corinthian Column

From Footscray in the east to Fremantle in the west, Australia's suburbs are dotted with them. You know the ones. The ones with the white colonnades out front. Having first emerged in the early 1950s, and as strong as brick shithouses, most of these abodes survive to this day. And best of all, they're still popping up all over the place! This blog is a tribute to that special kind of Aussie home known as the Mediterranean mausoleum.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

That seventies house

This one in Grosvenor St, Beaconsfield (WA), has more of a seventies flavour.


Anonymous Sarah U said...

This house has an identical twin on the main street that goes through Garran in the ACT (anyone remember what it is called? I lived on it and have forgotten already). The Garran sibling comes complete with Italian family and cement front garden. The Dad gets around in paint splattered pants and wears a handkerchief on his head. Just like Luigi in the WA Salvage ads.

5:45 pm  
Blogger SuperFreo! said...

Egads! A comment! I will get to updating this site soon - it's not like there's a dearth of material around Fremantle.

I think the street in Garran was called - now wait a second - I used to get take-away from the Chinese restaurant there.

Bloody hell. What was it??

I think it was one of those stupid Canberra street names with somebody's first and surnames. It wound past the Woden Valley Hospital too.

Can't remember it. Bugger!

3:49 pm  
Blogger SuperFreo! said...

Yamba Drive

(named after Canberra pioneer Ms Yam Ba)

3:52 pm  

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