Tortola House. Oh how the other half live.

During the early 1870's this2 story house was built The architecture is venetian Gothic Revival with French Byzantine influences.The lacework was manufactured in the may Brothers Foundry at Gawler West.It is said that the bricks for the front of the house were imported from Florence Italy. South Australia was only settled in the early 1800's.
Wherever the materials came from, this is a stunning piece of architecture. Gorgeous capture, Tessa. Yeah .... don't they live grand. :)
posted May 15th, 2012  
@karenann gawler is the first country town to be settled in South Australia so I guess some big wigs lived here.
posted May 15th, 2012  
The stud heights in this house must be tremendous! I'm glad there are no earthquakes where you are! Great design!
posted May 15th, 2012  
Live there and I dont think you are in the other half. Maybe the other 1%. Beautiful dream anyway
posted May 15th, 2012  
veru fantastic architectural design.....niceone....
posted May 15th, 2012  
Lovely capture and stunning house!
posted May 15th, 2012  
What a beautiful house. I really like the arched windows and doorways.
posted May 15th, 2012  
awesome!
posted May 15th, 2012  
Stunning house, it is always interesting to see how the other half live!
posted May 15th, 2012  
Great shot, and we know Tortola well! The island that is, in the British Virgin Islands, beautiful place. There must be a connection?
posted May 15th, 2012  
interesting house
posted May 15th, 2012  
@tishpics I guess the first setters were british.
posted May 15th, 2012  
beautifull it would cost the earth to build that to day
posted May 15th, 2012  
Beautiful brick work… this reminds me of my old home in Melbourne, not as stately but the same frame. Sigh…
posted May 15th, 2012  
Stunning details in the brick work. Great shot and description.
posted May 15th, 2012  
Superb patterns, what a super place!
posted May 15th, 2012  
@tesssa Whoever it was obviously had fond memories of the island!
posted May 15th, 2012  
Magic architecture.
posted May 15th, 2012  
Artistry in building!
posted May 15th, 2012  
@dauber @nikond40x @tishpics @piedfly @sugarmuser @triciaodonnell @mgozzard @tishpics @gennywren @rvm @jenniferruge @kellc @pawar_ramesh @pandorasecho @maggiemae @karenann Thanks so much for the great feedback and comments on this house, It is truelly amazing what one can find when you look around your own area, Thanks again.
posted May 15th, 2012  
Great brick work design and architecture well captured.
posted May 15th, 2012  
oh to have money!! mind you its a bit too fancy for my personal taste maybe i wont buy this one i'll wait for another LOL!!
posted May 15th, 2012  
Beautiful architecture,a lovely shot!!
posted May 15th, 2012  
Lovely place & shot! :)
posted May 15th, 2012  
what a gorgeous place
posted May 15th, 2012  
Great shot, but that building seems to have a bit of everything in it.
posted May 15th, 2012  
Wow--nice capture.
posted May 16th, 2012  
Magnificent architecture and great shot!
posted May 16th, 2012  
Wow I could live there! Great shot
posted May 16th, 2012  
Quite abit of detailed brick work there on that house. Nice shot!
posted May 17th, 2012  
@peacerebel @fueast @cimes1 @swilde @eudora @carwyn3 @sueh @hobgoblinwychwo Thanks for the great comments on my album over the last few days. Dont know that Ican keep up the interesting photo's Once again thanks.
posted May 22nd, 2012  
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