This historic home takes its name from the distinctive facade, the name an ode to the black lines between the handmade bricks and the blocks of local stone that welcome visitors to this 1907 home, a tasteful blend of heritage and modern style. The original cottage was just three rooms, including the two bedrooms. The modern extension, which includes the kitchen, living room and bathroom, was built to environmental principles. And though the concrete slab floor is a heat bank, you might still be moved to light the wood stove in the kitchen. Local stone walls are a feature of the landscaping in the rear garden. The centre of town and the botanical gardens are only a five-minute walk away.
60 Kennedy St; 0439 035 382