Let’s take a look at the basic style of a Queenslander home. There are many variations of this style, but all include similar basic features. Mostly build in the days before air-conditioning, Queenslanders are built to capture the Summer breeze, with wide verandahs, and long hallways to create ventilation cross flow. Uncomplicated in style, a typical Queenslander started its life with a long hallway that the bedrooms, lounge and kitchen all ran off.
The most notable feature of a Queenslander are the beautiful verandahs and decks, typically wrapping half to all the way around the home.
I spent my childhood playing in this home at Woody Point at Redcliffe. The owners moved her onto the block, and dressed her beautifully. It has the most amazing views of the ocean.
This beauty is located in Esk, where I worked for many years. Her verandahs are stunning!
This newly built Queenslander, encapsulates the typical features of the Queensland style.
Long Inviting hallways to provide airflow and lead you to the back of the home where the kitchen was usually located. Stained glass features, wide floor boards, huge skirting boards, and intricate cornice are all features true to the Queenslander, though not always typical.
Fret work, is another beautiful part of a Queenslander, as seen here midway above the hallway.
Living in Queensland, a Queenslander is perfect for our family, having lived in both modern and heritage Queenslander, I can say with confidence, those older architects certainly knew what they were doing.
Are you a fan of Queenslanders? Which features do you admire the most?