Canadian cedar house for sale in suburban Belrose
Belrose is known for its conservative houses from the 1960s and 70s. It is not known for solid timber homes made of cedar shipped over from Canada.
Lily Kerr has lived in Belrose’s unique cedar home for 22 years and is now hoping someone else will appreciate its importance. uniqueness and charm.
“There isn’t a nail in it,” she said.
“It is all made of solid cedar with a post and beam structure and tongue and groove panelling,” said the former stage and television make-up artist.
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Designed by an architect in 1969 and positioned in a cul-de-sac, the four-bedroom home is made from Western red cedar shipped first to New Zealand to be milled then shipped to Australia.
The original owners asked an architect friend to design the house, he went on to work for Harry Seidler and supervised the building of the Australian Embassy in Pairs.
“One couldn’t build this house today in solid cedar, as timber this size cannot be sourced,” Ms Kerr explained.
“It’s priceless,” she said.
The Clwydon Cl home is a two-storey home with exposed oregon beams, timber window and door frames and timber walls. It has two bathrooms and off-street parking plus a swimming pool in the garden.
There are oversized living and family rooms each more than 7m long, a lounge with a solid-fuel fireplace and covered verandas on both levels.
Ms Kerr chose a specialist agency, Modern Homes, to market the property and the home goes to auction on October 12. The median price for a house in Belrose is $1,427,750 according to CoreLogic.
Agent Paul Moran deals with architect-designed properties and said timber symbolises Australian residential architecture from weatherboard houses to Queenslanders.
Soft, warm and inviting, the colour glows golden in the light and creates a feeling of warmth and cosiness after sundown, he explained.
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From weatherboard cottages to the house that symbolises Australian residential architecture — the Queenslander, timber has always been and continues to be a much-loved house building material.