For the Queens birthday weekend it was appropriate to sketch at Queen St Ashfield. This home called Ambleside was built in 1887. This architecture is called Victorian Free Gothic style.
Ambleside was built for an accountant and trader, J B C Miles. In 1956 it became a nursing home and later belonged to the Greek Orthodox church. In 1994 it was sold to a private owner who has been restoring it ever since.
The owners father came out to talk to us as we sketched, telling us about the home's history. He is duly proud of his family's home and restoration.
In this sketch I didn't want to cover up the house with the fence so partly put it in.