My House Rules – The Queenslander Gone Wrong?

BEFORE: a plain 50s board & brick suburban

On prime time TV here there are two house renovation shows vying for the limelight.
On My House Rules the teams are renovating a very plain house in Brisbane that aspires to be a Queenslander. Easy. You would think…
Most of the teams didn’t seem to know what a Queenslander was. The big reveal is tonight and already I shudder to think what might be. We have already seen the modern pivoting front door which is totally wrong for a Queenslander and modern battening also wrong for the style.
However, the glimpses of the kitchen we have seen look spot-on.
Here are my style cues for the perfect Queenslander, one of my own favourite house types.

AFTER: This is kinda how it should look but I don’t think it will…
This house I have done a story on is a stunning Queenslander that was totally renovated.

KITCHEN: country with industrial touches, like this Queenslander I photographed for the Weekly.
STYLE CUES: Pressed tin, vertical jointed wall boards, timber fretwork.

BEFORE: The MHR teams contemplate the brief.

DREAM ON: how an traditional Queenslander looks.

Author: rehan

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