Thursday, 3 September 2015

Glebe - Destined for landfill


It used to be a three-storey mansion but has settled, over the decades, into being a derelict old house. There are some items of note, some detritus worth saving. Such as these small lead-lights, but little else. The crumbling stables out the back excited me more.


Word-of-mouth has it that the block cost the developer $11 million. He must have known there was a heritage order on it. But he is plugging away at the council. There is little to recommend the structure, except that the town-houses that replace it will last less than 50 years. Everything is built to decay nowadays.


8 comments:

Susan Bauer said...

Is someone saving those windows, at least?

LuiZ FernandoS said...

Extraordinarily beautiful

William Kendall said...

The glass is pretty, though.

Julie said...

I imagine the job will go to a scxrap-man with a junk-yard. There is a very nice stair-well, too.

Joe said...

I would have those windows in my house any day.

Gunn said...

Wonderful!
I love your finds, the beautiful details and the window.

It is not common to have this here in Norway. But I have seen soooo many colourful doors with similar windows.... in the streets and avenues in England. I just wish I could take two of them with me home.

Julie said...

Gun, windows like this are not uncommon in houses in Australia: Federation houses, and art-deco houses. I suspoect it is a tradition we have inheriuted from our English beginnings.

Jim said...

Just beautiful. My place in the southern suburbs has leadlight windows like these.