Brisbane's rental market, Highgate Hill, West End

What's your home’s real name?

hill end historic houseThe names of the landmark buildings in the area are household terms. From the original Torbreck perched on Highgate Hill and the 70’s style Donard and Dornoch Towers to West End’s newer developments called  Flow, Tempo, Koko, Regatta and there’ll soon be the names Riverpoint and Waters Edge to add to the mix.

Those names spring to mind but have you noticed the shingles proudly hung on the front of some of our stand-alone homes? Whether they’re the sprawling Queenslander to the more modest workers cottage it seems we just love to name where we hang our hats. Walk the streets like we do and you’ll notice Hill End has a higher percentage of named homes than the rest of the area and you’ll notice by the choice of name that the owners probably have different cultural backgrounds.

Here’s just some of them: Wanda Wahla, Caithness, Milo House, Glenelg, Nassagaweya, Blair Holm. Cobden Cottage, Woorilla. Glendale, Hazelbank, Rudston and Hillside.

Does your home have an affectionate name that you’d like to share with us? Use the comment box below!