ROCKPOOL

ROCKPOOL

Origin: Old English
Meaning: Small pool of water left behind when a wave or waves crash over rock indentations on a beach.
Rockpool is also the name of a restaurant in Sydney Australia owned by chef Neil Perry’s (b. 1957). This house name however, comes from some beach apartments on the Central Coast of NSW, Australia.

MAGNOLIA/MAGNOLIAS

MAGNOLIA/MAGNOLIAS

Magnolias are a species of flowering plant found in Asia, the Americas and in Australia. The beauty of the flowers makes it very popular with home owners. Its flower can range from white to a deep port colour (the Purple Queen). The Magnolia is the flower of Mississippi USA.
This house name conjures up images of exotic flowers and the expectation of perfume in the air. A lovely house name. (Top photo credit: Todd Taylor)

SUNDOWNER

SUNDOWNER

Origin: English
Meaning: Sun going down. In older Australian colloquial language a sundowner is someone who would show up at farms or stations asking for work, shelter or food. In England a Sundowner is a cocktail:

1 1/2 oz of coconut rum
5 oz fresh pineapple juice
2 dashes of bitters
Serve with ice and garnish with a slice of pineapple…CHEERS!  :-)

SEACREST

SEACREST

Origin: Middle English
Meaning: Ocean summit. This name is frequently given to houses with a view of the sea…nothing to do with Ryan Seacrest.
Alternatives: Sea Crest, Sea View, Seaview, Seavista. Sea Vista, Seasummit, Sea Summit, Seahill, Sea Hill, Seacrown, Sea Crown, Seatop, Sea Top.

DOLPHIN COURT

DOLPHIN COURT

Dolphin Court is another name sign I saw while holidaying at the Entrance, NSW, Australia. I am presuming it is a holiday apartment. As you can imagine, the sea theme was popular with names such as Catalina, Atlantis and Seacreast just to name a few. More to come in the following days so stay posted.

THE SANDS & GOLDEN SANDS

THE SANDS & GOLDEN SANDS

DSCN2951I recently went away with the family to the Central Coast of NSW to a place called The Entrance. The views were lovely as were the beaches. We ate fresh seafood and basked in the beautiful spring weather. The kids enjoyed the beaches, the water park on the foreshore and seeing the pelicans. I managed to steal away and take 48 shots of house names in the Entrance area and down to Shelley Beach, so I have many more in my collection to add in the coming days. Here is a few to wet your appetite on the theme of sand.