Thursday, October 4, 2018

Amazing Houses and Buildings


Byter Brett B (the American Brett, the one who sends me monthlies) recently sent me a link to a warehouse that sold in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Thanks Brett. 

The story and pics are from The Bored Panda website where the intro to the story reads: 
This 1950’S Warehouse Sold For $1,230,000 Sounds Expensive Only Until You Look Inside

A converted industrial warehouse has been recently sold in Brisbane for a whopping $1.23M. You might be thinking “What’s the big deal?” but the house is already being nicknamed ‘The coolest home in Brisbane’ and once you see the inside,... 

If you expand the article you read another paragraph: 
The warehouse was built back in 1950 and looks like any ordinary facade from the outside but once you enter, you quickly see the industrial-style home in all of its glory. The huge two bedroom property has everything any hip person could want – vintage brick walls, concrete floors, exposed steel beams, and just wait until you see the bathroom! It even has a beautiful courtyard where you can “sip your Barista-made coffee while soaking up the sunshine,” said the property ad. Some other features of the property that attracted many potential buyers were a rare two street access and an open-floor design, meaning you can create any type of living space you want.



It is an amazing house but not my cup of tea, unfortunately. Maybe it’s my Dutch upbringing, the house of my parents in which my brothers and I were raised displayed the influence of my mother. It must be a Dutch thing because the interior of my mother’s house very much resembled the restaurant in the Dutch Shop at Smithfield, even to the heavy carpets used as tablecloths: 

Byter Diane M in Holland can tell us, is the above style of decorating common in Holland, Di? 

Some other amazing houses: 

My mother’s house did not, however, look like The Shoe House in The Netherlands: 


Another Shoe House, this one is in South Africa. It was inspired by the old nursery rhyme “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.” It’s now a museum with the artist’s works, and it’s part of a whole complex that includes a guest house, a restaurant, a swimming pool, and a curio shop. 


And even more shoe houses: 

Hellam Shoe House, Pennsylvania, US, built in 1948 by shoe salesman Mahlon Haines as an advertising ploy 


British Columbia 


High heel shoe church in Taiwan that seeks to attract females as worshippers. 

From a news report: 
The building is made from 320 pieces of blue-tinted glass, and stands about 17 metres high and 11 metres wide in Ocean View Park, on the island's east coast. Southwest Coast National Scenic Area spokesman Zheng Rongfeng told local media the church would also include 100 "female-oriented" features. They reportedly include chairs for "lovers", maple leaves, biscuits and cake.

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