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A FEW OF LISMORE'S NEW HOMES

A FEW OF LISMORE'S NEW HOMES

In 1947, building materials were still scarce after the end of the Second World War. But Lismore was buzzing with new homes being built to accommodate the growing population. This article, originally printed in the Northern Star on 26 June 1947, featured a number of new homes. You can see the ...


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MODERN DESIGN IN LISMORE HOMES

MODERN DESIGN IN LISMORE HOMES

The Northern Star of 28 February, 1940, published this story about modern techniques used in the building industry at the time. We've reproduced the story here. Enjoy! data-rotat...


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EAST LISMORE'S RAPID DEVELOPMENT IN THE 1930s

EAST LISMORE'S RAPID DEVELOPMENT IN THE 1930s

The late 1930s saw a rapid development of the East Lismore area, so reported the Northern Star on 24 May 1939. The full story is reproduced below, and you can find the original article, along with the rest of the paper, at Trove: ht...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #30

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #30

Our final article in the Lismore Homes series was originally printed in The Northern Star 19 August 1936. Thank you for joining us for a look at these lovely historic homes. “No. 30 of "Lismore Homes" Series The home of Mr. and Mrs J. Watson, Anstey-street, Lismore, was b...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #29

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #29

We don't think this lovely home is still standing, but would be happy to be proved wrong! From The Northern Star, 14 August 1936. “No. 29 of "Lismore Homes'' Series The home of Dr. and Mrs. G. Rawle is in Conway-street, Lismore. The style is new to Lismore, and being buil...


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MULTI FAMILY HOUSES IN DEMAND

MULTI FAMILY HOUSES IN DEMAND

Over the last number of months we’ve seen an increased interest in buyers looking for properties which are suitable for multi family living. There are a number of reasons the buyers are giving. Extended family Having extended family in your home has many benefits...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #28

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #28

The Lismore Homes Series continues with this lovely home on Ballina Road. These gabled homes are Lismore classics, we love them. Today's article was originally published in The Northern Star on 11 August 1936. “No, 28 In "Lismore Homes" Series "ROSE LYN" is the home of Mr...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #27

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #27

This gorgeous house is still well-loved in South Lismore. Today's Lismore Homes story was originally published in The Northern Star 7 August 1936. “No 27 In the 'Lismore Home' Series SOUTH Lismore also makes its contribution to the modern homes of Lismore. The home pictur...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #26

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #26

More Wyrallah Road goodness in today's edition of the Lismore Homes Series. I would have loved to have seen the original blue cooker. This story was originally published in The Northern Star, 4 August 1936. “No. 26 In the "Lismore Homes" Series IN Wyrallah road there is g...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #25

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #25

Look how bare Girard's Hill looked in 1936! Another beautiful home from the Lismore Homes Series, this one originally published in The Northern Star 31 July 1936. “No, 25 In "Lismore Homes'' Series THE home of Mr. and Mrs. M. R. Bartlett stands at the upper end of James s...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #24

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #24

The Lismore Homes Series continues with this delightful home on Ballina Street. Originally published in The Northern Star 28 July 1936. “No. 24 "Lismore Homes" Series THE home of Mr. and and Mrs. G. Dargie overlooks Lismore from the eastern end of Ballina-street. The fron...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #23

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #23

Another lovely home with an article from yesteryear. Today's Lismore Homes Series article was originally published in The Northern Star 24 July 1936. “NO. 23 "LISMORE HOMES" SERIES THE home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Garrard is in James Street, Lismore. The name Garrard is wov...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #22

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #22

This lovely home still stands near St Vincent's Hospital in East Lismore. Originally published in The Northern Star 21 July 1936. “No, 22 of "Lismore Homes" Series THE romance, of home building often involves a many-sided story. "Bulong" is the home of Mr. and Mrs. Gilber...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #21

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #21

Another locally famous name - Magnay - appears in this article, originally published in The Norther Star 14 July 1936. “No, 21 of "Lismore Homes" Series THERE is sparkle about this new home of Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Magnay's, in Uralba-street, from the high-lights of the gabl...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #20

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #20

It is interesting to see how international homes influenced ours in Australia. This article was originally published in The Northern Star 10 July 1936. “NO. 20 OF "LISMORE HOMES" SERIES The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. Taylor, on the corner of Bright and Dibbs streets, Lismore...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #19

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #19

Look at the magnificent roofline of this home, featured in the Lismore Homes series in The Northern Star from 7 July 1936. “No. 19 of "Lismore Homes" Series TO design one's own home and design it well, adds lasting satisfaction to the pleasure of living in it. This is an ...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #18

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #18

Another East Lismore classic in today's Lismore Homes Series. Originally published in The Northern Star 3 July 1936. “NO. 18 OF "LISMORE HOMES" SERIES In Atlas-street, off Wyrallah-road, is the home of Mr. and. Mrs. A. G. Wiltshire, with sun-verandah that is inviting on t...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #17

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #17

Today, this home is surrounded by gorgeous greenery, and more difficult to spot from the street. Here is it when it was newly built. Originally published in The Northern Star, 30 June 1936. “NO. 17 OF "LISMORE HOMES" SERIES SUNSHINE on Lismore makes the slo...


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Street Appeal

Street Appeal

Why Is Street Appeal So Important? Preparing your house for sale is preparing yourself for a first date. You might get a haircut, maybe a new outfit, certainly you’ll do what you can to look your best. Why? Because as much as we want to judge people by the content of their charac...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #16

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #16

Today's property from the Lismore Homes series was built by local legends the Hurfords. Originally published in The Northern Star 26 June 1936. “LISMORE HOMES (No. 16 of Series). The modern home presented to-day is distinctive. The colour scheme is right away from...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #15

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #15

You can build this house for £500! And only a 4d bus ride to town. A time machine will be necessary. Originally printed in The Northern Star, 23 June 1936. “LISMORE HOMES (No 15 of Series.) The home pictured to-day is quite away from styles previously publis...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #14

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #14

The Lismore Homes series keeps on bringing joy, with this lovely home. Story originally published in The Northern Star, 16 June 1936. “LISMORE HOMES (No. 14 of Series.) The Home pictured to-day is owned by Mr. N. H. Plante. It was designed by himself and erected b...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #13

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #13

We love the early 20th Century homes in Lismore, and it's exciting to see what they were like when they were brand new. Today's Lismore Homes series brings us this house in Bright Street, originally published 12 June 1936. “(No. 13 of Series.) Mr. F. Wiltshire's Home in B...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #12

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #12

The Northern Star's Lismore Homes series from 1936 continues to please. Here is the article from 9 June 1936. LISMORE HOMES (No. 12 of Series.) The future of Lismore home-building, when considered from the standpoint of sites, opens new possibilities. As the town extend...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #11

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #11

Today's Lismore Home is from The Northern Star, 5 June 1936. “(No 11 of Series.) Second-avenue, off Avondale-avenue, strikingly shows the modern touch in Lismore home-building. As a residential area this part of Lismore has leaped into popularity, and many new homes have ...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #10

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #10

The Lismore Homes series was originally published in The Northern Star. Today's home's story was published on 2 June 1936. “LISMORE HOMES (No. 10 of Series.) "Chalfont" is a block of modern flats in Magellan-street, near the heart of Lismore. Designed by Messrs. F...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #9

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #9

Today's Lismore Home was originally published on 29 May 1936. A real beauty. “LISMORE HOMES (No. 9 of Series.) WHEN planning a home, climatic conditions should be the first consideration. The home of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Board, in Cathcart-street, set amid climbers ...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #8

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #8

The Lismore Homes series continues with this article, originally printed in The Northern Star on 26 May 1936. “LISMORE HOMES (No 8 of Series.) THE Marist Brothers' Residence on the corner of Keen and Orion streets, is an example of an older style of architecture. ...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #7

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #7

The Lismore Homes series continues with this lovely home in Dalley Street. Originally published in The Northern Star 22 May 1936. “LISMORE HOMES (No. 7 of Series). The home of Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Gibson, in Dalley-street, pictured to-day, is named "Canberra," meani...


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LAWN OR NO LAWN?

LAWN OR NO LAWN?

There is nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass, but there is also nothing quite like the struggle of having to mow a lawn every week in summer. Do you even need a lawn? Lawns weren’t a thing until the mid 1800s, when the invention of the cylinder push lawn mower chang...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #6

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #6

The Lismore Homes Series was originally published in the Northern Star. Today's article comes from 19 May 1936. “LISMORE HOMES Country Makes Them Possible (No. 6 of series). THE next best thing to building a desirable home for oneself is to build one for s...


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WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR LOAN APPLICATION INTERVIEW

WHAT TO BRING TO YOUR LOAN APPLICATION INTERVIEW

Applying for a home loan can be daunting, especially if it’s the first time you’ve done so. Making sure you have everything you need to bring with you to your loan interview means you’re well prepared. We asked some local financial institutions what they need to see, ...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #5

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #5

Today we continue the Lismore Homes Series. Today's article was originally published in The Northern Star on 15 May 1936. “Lines Of Light And Shades Of Greenery (No. 5 in the Lismore Homes Series) SET in the midst of rustling palms and spreading trees, the home of...


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DECLUTTERING

DECLUTTERING

Preparing your house for sale is like getting ready for a first date with a new potential partner. In both instances, you want to make the best first impression that you can, and that takes prior preparation. The first step you should take when preparing your home for sale is declutter...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES #4

LISMORE HOMES SERIES #4

The Lismore Homes series continues. Originally published in The Northern Star, 12 May 1936. “THE home of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Board stands out in its position on the corner of Hunter and Uralba Streets, Lismore. In "Popular Mission" style, it was built by Mr. W. H. Stevenson to t...


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LISMORE HOMES SERIES - #3

LISMORE HOMES SERIES - #3

Today we bring you number 3 in the Lismore Homes series. Originally published in The Northern Star, 8 May 1936: “THE home of Mr. and Mrs. S. Simmons, in Avondale Avenue, is one of the more recent additions to enhance the appearance of Lismore's residential area. Set in beautiful ...


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American timber across Australia

American timber across Australia

59 Colin Street Douglas Fir, commonly called Oregon, was milled in North America and shipped around the world for use as a building material. Through...


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Homes of Lismore - Number 2

Homes of Lismore - Number 2

Today we are continuing our reproduction of the Lismore Homes series, originally published in The Northern Star in the 1930s. Today's excerpt is from 5 May, 1936. Have you lived in this house?   LISMORE HOMES <...


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KYOGLE: THE JOURNEY BY RAIL TO KYOGLE

KYOGLE: THE JOURNEY BY RAIL TO KYOGLE

Patch and Taylor Real Estate are proud to be working with Adrian, showcasing snippets of the wonderful history of the Northern Rivers region.


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ROUS ROAD: The History of HENRY JOHN ROUS

ROUS ROAD: The History of HENRY JOHN ROUS

Want to learn about the history of Rous RD, Lismore? Read on here about how Captain Henry John Rous left a legacy so diverse that a single representation would not tell us a thing about his incredible life.


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History of the Mystery of the Wilsons River

History of the Mystery of the Wilsons River

Yet, controversy rattles this perception that ships plied the Wilsons from early 19th century until 1954 when Lismore no longer operated as a port when theĀ  North Coast Steam Navigation Company ceased operations. Further controversy enters the debate as it is alleged that no merchant ships ever sailed along the Wilsons as the river only became known as the Wilsons in 1974.


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Property Manager Superstar - Jan Smith

Senior Property Manager Jan Smith. Jan has lived in the Lismore/Alstonville area for over 44 years with 27 of those years working in the world of Real Estate and 21 years working with Patch & Taylor. She first started out as a...


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Lismore Car Boot Market

Lismore Car Boot Market

Operating the 1st & 3rd Sunday of every month, the Lismore Car Boot Markets are one of the most unique and exciting markets on the Northern Rivers. Since its beginnings in 1988 it has evolved into a unique and diverse market with over 200 stalls. Located undercover in the car park of the L...


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The Back Alley Gallery Lismore

The Back Alley Gallery Lismore

The Back Alley Gallery is transforming the laneways of Lismore. You cannot walk down the streets without finding something new on the walls. There are over sixty artworks including large scale murals, graffiti art, paste ups, stencils and installations. This outdoor art gallery is here for the...


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The 'Glue' of The Office - Narelle Lenton

The 'Glue' of The Office - Narelle Lenton

Just as you walk in the door of the Patch and Taylor Real Estate office here in Lismore, you will be greeted with the warm and welcoming presence of our very own Administration Manager, Narelle Lenton also known as ‘Nell’.  text-align...


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Breaking Records

Breaking Records

Patch & Taylor Real Estate have been serving the community and proving expert real estate services for over 54 years. But we are always looking to ‘push the envelope’ in terms of technology and services and of course results for our owners. Recently ...


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Local Experience, Local Trust

Local Experience, Local Trust

The Northern Rivers is one of the most idyllic places to live in the world. It has it all from stunning rainforests, urban development, rich history and more culture then you can poke a stick at. Not to mention the short drive to pristine beaches which are among the best you will ever see. The...


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Rising From The Floods

Rising From The Floods

Recently Patch and Taylor have been like a swan, calm and poised on the outside but pedalling like crazy underneath. But just like a swan, we have emerged beautifully and are now well and truly above water. After the floods, where the office was submerged and devastated, we had a lot o...


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