I’m departing a little from my typical style with another much loved style, the art deco Californian bungalow located in the dress circle area of Tarranalma Avenue in Clayfield.  This home is located next to the heritage listed home known as ‘Tarranalma’ (a heritage listed home built in 1890, worthy of its own post).

the exterior

Here’s a photo, courtesy of Google street view, taken in 2013.  I love this photo, I loved how she sits next to the pastel green bungalow next door.  I love that the view of her is unencumbered.

Google Maps, accessed 22 June 2021

Fast forward to 2020 and she’s had a facelift, still maintaining the pretty facade.  The colour change is lovely.  I wish that we had a more front on view of the home.  The addition of a plunge pool at the front of the home has meant that the driveway / carport has now moved to the left hand side (front view) of the home.

I adore this photo of her.

Art deco style

There’s so much to love about this style.  There is a house that I looked at a few years ago in Camp Hill that had been renovated to highlight the beautiful art deco features of the home.  Another post for another time.

This Californian Bungalow is filled with art deco features, my favourite being the leadlight windows.  I love the simplicity of this next photo.  The room is simple, with ornate features.

This is the same room, from the other direction.

eating spaces

I’m more interested in the pretty art deco spaces of this home.  However, the kitchen is pretty, with the marble backsplash, contrasted with the dark timber cupboards.  The stove is divine.  I’m on the hunt for a stove for our kitchen renovation and the Falcon oven is high on my list (that or an Aga, or some wood combustion stove).


There a couple of bathrooms in this California bungalow and this one is the prettiest.  I love the shower cubicle and the small square tiles feature.

the plunge pool

A blogger that I follow has recently put in a pool.  While it’s not quite a plunge pool, it is tiny and there is much debate about whether a small pool is better than no pool at all (when you consider the cost of putting a pool in, the argument goes).  I’m on the side, A POOL IS ALWAYS BETTER and this little plunge poor solidifies that view.  Sure, on a hot summer day it may feel like a bath.  The way to (kinda) get around that is to go deep.

the floor plan

the details

This Californian bungalow was sold for $2,050,000 in November 2020 by Christine Rudolph from Ray White New Farm.

To view the listing, click here.

See more Queenslanders / bungalows here:

Bundamba Bungalow

Character Ashgrove Queenslander

Landmark Chelmer Queenslander Circa 1905