Monday, 19 November 2012

Ageing comfortably

I disparaginly refer to this as 'faux francais'. It is just along my street a little and I do adore it. But it is 'For Sale" and one of the selling points is a DA (Development Approval) already granted to raze the current building and replace it with something ... let's be kind ... newer. My heart breaks when this happens.

11 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This makes me very sad. What a beautiful setting and tiled roof. I think about those who lived here in another time.

Bises,
Genie

Thérèse said...

Higher is probably financially better...

Ali Crehan said...

This makes me sad. We have lost so many homes in this area... not all of them were spectacular or historical, but the character of the area changes when they are torn down and replaced with ridiculous McMansions...

freefalling said...

you said it.

Red Nomad OZ said...

Oh bummer. Strange how 'new' is becoming a dirty word - but at least I know what I'm going to do when I win the lottery!!

Joe said...

I agree Julie. When I see a bull dozed black it is hard not to think of the history and memory being erased. Sad.

Gemma Wiseman said...

I too would despair at such a "wipeout". A little General Store at Bittern on my peninsula was erased. And just before the tragedy, the best I could do was to take heaps of photos!

Joan Elizabeth said...

Is this a heritage area, maybe you will be lucky. I remember a house in Crows Nest got knocked down (because it wasn't habitable) but an old looking one replaced it. There were lots of people who used to say I love the old house over there and I smiled knowing it was just a year or two old.

But even if you are that lucky those glorious garden plants are unlikely to survive.

diane b said...

It is a sad tale.

Julie said...

But this is a tale that is happening all over. I am about to move to another fairly historic suburb, although nowhere near as dense. However, I already know of a number of very unsympathetic remodellings. But more of that when Sydney Eye transforms at the end of January.

biebkriebels said...

That shouldn't happen, so sad.