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At Home With History In Spring Park

Lil and Richard Westmacott have restored a remarkable slice of pastoral history on their southern NSW farm. The precise reason is lost in the mists of time, but when the Tunney family built the homestead at Spring Park they installed a hallway the size of a cricket pitch. Precisely. The present owners, Lil and Richard Westmacott, [...]

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HEAVEN ON EARTH IN GODSHILL

A weekender high in Queensland’s Bunya Mountains makes a great escape for the Austin family and their many friends. There’s a special place, high in the hills of the South Burnett’s Bunya Mountains, where Mother Nature’s timber soldiers stand tall in a guard of honour for anyone who winds up the driveway, and a chorus [...]

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THE VINTAGE TREE

For as long as she can remember Ellie Collins has been inspired by nature. Now she’s used that muse to create an online business. As a little girl growing up on acreage at Lilydale in Victoria’s Yarra Valley Ellie Collins loved nothing more than having the space and freedom to roam and play in the [...]

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FOR THE LOVE OF LAKEMBA

A pair of scientists left behind bustling city life to head home to Ipswich, a Queensland city with the ambience of a big country town, and pulled out all the stops on a huge renovation. Lakemba is perched grandly on Denmark Hill, an area rich in history and brimming with old homes in varying states [...]

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TREASURE HUNTERS FIND BURFIELD HOUSE

A Toowoomba couple have brought the expertise of a lifetime’s collecting and dealing antiques to their Federation home, the Burfield House. Brenton and Sharon Kinnear happened upon a life of treasure hunting by chance. More than three decades ago, as newlyweds, they set about furnishing their first home together and soon discovered a shared love [...]

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COLONIAL-RENOVATION

COLONIAL RENOVATION

Serial renovators Elizabeth and Patrick Brennan have found a wonderful new focus for their creative energies in a historic homestead in Sydney’s south-west

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A PEREGIAN HOUSE

The natural world inspires Sunshine Coast designer Lisa Day, to create jewellery and homewares with a rustic aesthetic.

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A PLACE IN THE UK COUNTRY

For Leiset Kemink moving from Belgium to the heart of the UK countryside has meant a gentler and simpler pace of life, which is reflected in the style and decoration of her home.

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WHEATBELT FARMERS

Country roots run deep for the Wiese family, who have lived and farmed in Western Australia’s Wheatbelt for four generations.

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A RENOVATED QUEENSLANDER IN BRISBANE’S OUTER SUBURBS

Moving to Brisbane’s outer suburbs was the logical step to accommodate Sally Carson’s expanding family and home business.

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COCO’S CARNIVAL OF COLOUR

Lisa Sheils lives with her family in a carnival of colour on Victoria’s Mornington peninsula. thanks to a texting typo for XOXO her husband, mike, changed her name to Coco. this is Coco’s story.

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LAMB’S FAMILY OASIS IN MELBOURNE

Leanne Duxbury lives with her family in an oasis of style in Melbourne’s southeast. Her sister’s kids couldn’t pronounce her name, so they called her Lamb. This is Lamb’s story.

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QUEENSLANDER IN THE HILLS

A relocated Queenslander in the hills behind Queensland’s sunshine coast is the perfect location for a new direction for an English family.

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A NEW-AGE BEACH SHACK

A new-age beach shack with a seventies vibe on the NSW south coast provides the perfect recipe for relaxation for a Canberra family.

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AN 18TH-CENTURY COTTAGE

Rupert and Henny Haworth-booth’s 18th-century cottage has been extended, yet retains its period charm to make a perfect Christmas setting.

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BOATSHEDS OF MELBOURNE

Colourful and quaint, the boatsheds and bathing boxes of Bayside Melbourne have been part of Victoria’s history for more than a century.

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A BUTTER FACTORY TO CALL HOME

An old Adelaide Hills cream and butter factory survived an arson attempt to become a charming family home.

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A HOME WITH HERITAGE

A weekend in the country opened a whole new chapter in the lives of this Braidwood couple.

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A COUNTRY HOME IN MILDURA

When Debra and Anthony Williams’ children came along there was no question they wanted to return to their hometown of Mildura.

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HISTORIC BRISBANE HOME

A young Brisbane family has given a grand old home a new lease on life.

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A WELL DESIGNED COUNTRY HOME

Hugh and Gendy Parry Okeden have created an enviable work-life balance in a bucolic setting on Sydney’s outskirts.

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WHEN LOVE FINDS A HERITAGE HOME

They say that true love always triumphs. Graham Higgins is lucky enough to have seen the prophecy come true not once, but twice.

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BRISBANE HOME RENOVATION

A young Brisbane family has given a grand old home a new lease on life.

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FLEURIEU PENINSULA RESTORATION

A chance encounter at a picnic race meeting in Goolwa in South Australia set in motion a chain of events that culminated in the restoration of one of the Fleurieu Peninsula’s most significant historic homesteads.

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PORT PHILLIP BAY HIDEAWAY

The best of country and beach living, a love of fresh produce and plenty of space for their many commercial coffee machines drew this family to an old house perched above Port Phillip Bay.

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QUEENSLANDER RENOVATION

Fine architectural foundations, a talent for project management and diy, and access to dental tools have all contributed to this character-laden renovation of a classic Queenslander.

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A COLOURFUL SYDNEY HOME

The wonderful world of colour has opened doors to an absorbing new career for a former Sydney nurse.

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SUE CLOHESY’S MILDURA HOME

Sue Clohesy’s talent for interior styling has left its mark on many houses in her Victorian hometown of Mildura, not to mention those of the throngs of tourists who visit her landmark homewares store every year.

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DAYLESFORD RETREAT

Interior designer and stylist Rachael Leslie has redefined the notion of creative space in her Daylesford home and guest house.

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NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST LADY OF THE KITCHEN

Whether she’s at home in Auckland’s inner suburbs or at her country bolthole overlooking Lake Wanaka, growing fresh produce and cooking it is in the dna of New Zealand’s first lady of the kitchen, Annabel Langbein

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LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE

The doyenne of shabby chic, Rachel Ashwell, credits the inspiration for her bed and breakfast in the tiny Texan town of round top to part aesthetic from Marie Antoinette, part authentic detail from coal miner’s daughter and part passion from gone with the wind.

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MOUNTAIN HIGH HINTERLAND HOME

Sunshine Coast Hinterland residents Betty and Terry Stokes have created a pocket of paradise from a bare block of land.

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A REFUGE IN THE CITY

Margot and Andrew Perkins may live in the inner city, but their hearts are firmly in the bush.

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AN URBAN BARN

Serial renovator Vanessa Goulmy took inspiration from the resourceful Depression era for the renovation of her inner-Brisbane Queenslander.

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TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING

A Sydney couple divide their time between Sydney and their vineyard on the NSW south coast

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DELIGHTFUL DANISH HOUSE

Stunning sea views and a house filled with natural light and bright spaces make a perfect setting for cheerful colours and design.

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HISTORICAL RESTORATIONS

Crumbling walls, rotting floorboards and proprietorial locals were among the many challenges this victorian couple had to contend with in their restoration.

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QUEENSLAND FAMILY HOME

A century-old Queenslander has been given a new lease on life in Brisbane’s northern suburbs.

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BLUE MOUNTAINS RETREAT

No detail has been overlooked in the stunning French provincial makeover of this exclusive retreat in the NSW Blue Mountains.

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WOOLMERS ESTATE

If you’ve ever wondered what life was like for the landed gentry in colonial days, a visit to Woolmers Estate reveals all.

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