In the press: a ‘Houzz’ tour of a Queenslander home in Auchenflower

In my latest post on Houzz, we are taking you through the Auchenflower home of Johanna and Derek MacMinn.

I am fascinated by stories of people from other places who choose Brisbane as their new home, often packing up an entire life, saying goodbye to friends and family and skipping across the globe.  For the MacMinn’s, it was a long journey from Nova Scotia to Noosa, then Brisbane to Sydney and finally back to Brisbane, to find a place they loved and a home to raise their son Jack in.

They have settled in a comfortable Queenslander in the leafy suburb of Auchenflower.  With a gorgeous L-shaped verandah on one side, the home is filled with pieces that are unpretentious and loved.  Road side finds that have been given a second chance sit alongside items that had spent years in storage all combine to create this lovely home.

Johanna is a Landscape Architect, running her own business aptly named My Verandah.  You can see from her home, she has an incredibly green thumb, (something I seem to be lacking, but have been inspired to work on!) and has gorgeous dots of green around the home and of course, on the verandah.

You can read the full article here on Houzz

Queenslander home in Auchenflower.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Queenslander home in Auchenflower. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Queenslander home in Auchenflower.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Queenslander home in Auchenflower. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Queenslander home in Auchenflower.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Queenslander home in Auchenflower. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Queenslander home in Auchenflower.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Queenslander home in Auchenflower. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Queenslander home in Auchenflower.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Queenslander home in Auchenflower. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Queenslander home in Auchenflower.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Queenslander home in Auchenflower. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Queenslander home in Auchenflower.  Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au
Queenslander home in Auchenflower. Photo by Elizabeth Santillan www.walkamongthehomes.com.au

 

Huge thanks to Jo and Derek for sharing their home!

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