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Period features

My house was built around about 1930-ish. Some period features that I particularly like:

Door knobMost of the doorknobs are of an Art Deco style that reminds me of something out of Jeeves and Wooster every time I open a door.

Deco ceilingMost of the rooms have decorated deco ceilings. Thankfully the more recent insertion of heating ducts in a few spots hasn’t spoilt them too much.

WindowThe livingroom has two little decorated windows for letting in light.

The main bedroom has one of these facing almost due east, which is causing me some problems with beams of light bursting through at dawn, awakening me from my slumber. It’s like the ray of light in the Shrine of Remembrance at 11am on November 11th.

Toilet/laundry light(Not period, as it’s in a part of the house extended more recently) The laundry and back toilet share a light.

This has the added advantage of being an indicator that somebody’s in there.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

8 replies on “Period features”

Eww.. it has an adition? Is the addition made of a different building material (ie concrete cinderblocks) to the rest of the house, and does it look like it was added on? (Or does it look like that it was always there)

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