Donated by its owner, Esme Tait, to the Noosa Council, this old Queenslander for use by the community. Previously sited on prime land which was wanted for development the heritage listed building, originally called Auchenrah Cottage, had to be preserved. The owner had lived in the house for 87 years. The longest I have ever lived in a house was as a child where 8 years was my longest. Since leaving the childhood home my average has been 3 years. 87 years is incomprehensible to me.
The house was initially moved to Wallace Park where it sat for nearly four years neglected and deteriorating. It has in the last month been moved to its final home on council land currently used for a community garden.
The Rotary Club and United Synergies have authority over the building and will restore it to it’s former glory. The metal fences will go but the metal ant caps will remain. I can just imagine what it was like sipping mint juleps on this shady verandah.
Constructed of wood and metal and some beautiful coloured glass this house is going to look a picture as you view it across the veggie patch.
In response to Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge