Friday, December 30, 2011

Babworth House, grand Sydney Federation mansion

Babworth House, grand Sydney Federation Arts and Crafts-style mansion

Darling Point, Sydney
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external image 01-600x400.jpgBuilt in 1912-1915, Babworth House is a grand Federation Arts and Crafts-style mansion that was adapted to apartments eight years ago. Built 1912-1915; Renovated 2002; Situated at 1 Mount Adelaide Street, Darling Point, Sydney, NSW.
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Babworth House is an excellent example of the use of timber decoration in Federation style.
Note external rafters
Note external rafters

Coffered ceilings using heavy cedar beams
Coffered ceilings using heavy cedar beams

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Timber architraves and floor treatment
Timber architraves and floor treatment

Beautiful timber treatment of doorways in a grand style
Beautiful timber treatment of doorways in a grand style

Note external rafters
Note external rafters

Federation Garden Features: box hedge, feature walkway
Federation Garden Features: box hedge, feature walkway