Have you seen an interesting letterbox around Logan West?

Okay, so it may not be everyone’s favourite past-time, but I’ve been fascinated by letterboxes for years. As a Real Estate Agent, the letterbox is one of the first things I see when entering a property for the first time. I enjoy driving down a road and spotting a unique letterbox. Some call me strange for wanting to turn around and take a photo, but those who know me well will happily stop for me to get out and take the snap. On a long, open road, they can add a bit of humour to your drive or sometimes it’s the beauty or artistic creativity that brings a smile to your face or causes you to turn around for another look.

You can tell a lot about a homeowner from their letterbox. Proudly stationed at the entrance to driveways, they reflect the homeowner’s creative side, interest, profession, or even their family pet. Some are store-bought, some are weekend craft projects. Some are metal sculptures, or old tree carvings, or a house-warming gift or there to represent a business, but when you see a unique letterbox, it usually has a story behind it.

I think a great letterbox is one that uses materials in a unique way, or re-purposes old items to give them a new life. I love letterboxes because each one gives you an insight into the people who own it. They are a great talking point. There are plenty of examples of interesting letterboxes around if you’ll take the time to look.

If you’d like to add to my letterbox collection, send your photos of unique letterboxes to brooke_colledge@raywhite.com.

Brooke Colledge is a local real estate agent who loves connecting with new people and encouraging those around her.

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