Abercrombie House. It’s only taken me 25 years

Last week I was musing about how I’ve lived in Bathurst for 25 years and yet there
are still some places that I’ve never visited. Iconic places on our doorstep.
So I set myself a challenge.

And I ticked one off the list today …

A few minutes out along the Ophir Road, just west of Bathurst.

Beyond the sprawl of new modern homes.

Abercrombie House.

It’s just so startlingly different from anything else in our area. I’ve seen photos
of it over the years but it’s really hard to get a sense of the scale unless you visit.

It was built in the 1860s by the Stewart family, originally from Scotland.

And as a girl who appreciates beauty and craftsmanship …

and verandahs and sunlight

and tiles and turquoise … (more about my love of turquoise here) …

… I had the loveliest couple of hours …

alone …

exploring on a beautiful blue winter’s day.

I can’t tell you how much I’m enjoying putting together this blog for you.

It’s making me take time and make time to look at the world in a completely different way.

It’s taking me in unexpected directions.

Making me stop and appreciate the beautiful details of life.

And wonder…

at what is on our doorstep.

It’s hard to do a place like Abercrombie House justice in just a few photos

but then I have to leave something for you to explore ;)

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Thank you Christopher and Xanthe for letting me wander through your amazing home today. I don’t know how you do it. Just the thought of strangers regularly tromping through my house would do my head in :)

Here’s the website for Abercrombie House. And here’s a tip. Don’t leave it 25 years.

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    12 Comments

    1. Posted 4 July 2012 at 9:14 pm | Permalink

      This is so gorgeous! You really take great shots! =)

    2. Roswyn sanders
      Posted 4 July 2012 at 10:09 pm | Permalink

      Hey Marg, you posting this house brings back memories of my girls going there for a week each year when they went to pittwater house. We know christoper well as my brothers went there and then my girls. I LOVE your blogs. You are sooooo talented so keep up the great work

    3. Janeen Hosemans
      Posted 5 July 2012 at 7:43 am | Permalink

      Stunning photo of this grand old home reflected in the fountain pond … art Magie … pure art!

    4. Posted 6 July 2012 at 3:05 am | Permalink

      Your photos are absolutely stunning! You have a great eye!

      • Posted 6 July 2012 at 9:24 am | Permalink

        Thanks for stopping by. I think the more you do the more confident you get with the camera.

    5. Ted
      Posted 29 October 2012 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

      Great photo story. The Morgans deserve great credit for their efforts in restoring and maintaining one of the treasures of the region

      • Marg
        Posted 29 October 2012 at 6:29 pm | Permalink

        They certainly do Ted.

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