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LAMBS FAMILY OASIS

LAMB’S FAMILY OASIS

Leanne Duxbury lives with her family in an oasis 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

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

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

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

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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butter factory

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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heritage

A HOME WITH HERITAGE

A splendid weekend in the country opened a whole new chapter in the lives of this Braidwood couple, Greg and Kerry Schneider.

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Mildura 1

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 7

HISTORIC BRISBANE HOME

A young Brisbane family has taken the plunge, put in the hard yards and transformed a grand old historic home, giving it a new lease on life.

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country home

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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heritage home

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 twice.

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FLEURIEU PENINSULA RESTORATION

FLEURIEU PENINSULA RESTORATION

An encounter at a picnic meeting culminated in the restoration of one of Fleurieu Peninsula’s homesteads.

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PORT PHILLIP BAY HIDEAWAY

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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renovation

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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sydney home

A COLOURFUL SYDNEY HOME

The wonderful world of colour has opened doors to an absorbing new career for a former Sydney nurse. Colour is both a precise science and an absorbing career path.

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rose harvest mildura

SUE CLOHESY’S STUNNING ROSE HARVEST MILDURA HOME

Sue Clohesy’s talent for interior styling has left its mark on many houses in her Victorian hometown of Mildura, with tourists who visit her landmark homewares store every year.

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DAYLESFORD RETREAT

DAYLESFORD RETREAT

Interior designer and stylist, Rachael Leslie, has redefined the notion of creative space in her Daylesford home and guest house. She is certainly expected to continue the tradition.

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kitchen

NEW ZEALAND’S FIRST LADY OF THE KITCHEN

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

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HOUSE

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.

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MOUNTAIN HIGH HINTERLAND HOME

MOUNTAIN HIGH HINTERLAND HOME

Sunshine Coast Hinterland residents Betty and Terry Stokes have transformed a bare block of land into a perfect pocket of paradise

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A REFUGE IN THE CITY

A REFUGE IN THE CITY

Margot and Andrew Perkins may live in the inner city, but above all else their hearts are firmly planted in the bush. Extensions and renovations created the house that would accommodate all their needs

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Urban Barn

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

TOWN AND COUNTRY LIVING

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

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Danish house

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 restoration

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

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

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

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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Traditional house

TRADITIONAL HOME WITH A CONTEMPORARY TWIST

Inspired by the traditional Queenslander, this Brisbane home has a delightfully contemporary feel.

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Mollymook Sea Change

A MOLLYMOOK SEA CHANGE

Moving far from family, friends and familiarity is never easy. It is 20 years since former Canberra couple Vivien and Lachlan Badham made such a decision, but it’s one they made without regrets.

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Mudgee house

A RIVERSIDE RETREAT IN MUDGEE

A secluded location, an environmentally friendly design and a highly tuned artistic aesthetic are a winning combination for this Mudgee home.

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French home

A FRENCH HOUSE TO CALL HOME

For artist Cher Hélène Drake, life in the south of France is a symphony of sunshine and freedom.

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Goldston House

THE GOLDSTON HOUSE

The mayor of the central Queensland city of Rockhampton, Margaret Strelow, welcomes us to her historic home.

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FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE

FRENCH PROVINCIAL STYLE

By doing what they love, interiors stylist Helen King and her conductor husband, Adrian, have successfully transposed their lives from the UK to sunny Queensland.

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Blair Athol 3

GRAND DESIGNS AT BLAIR ATHOL ESTATE

Kim Kelleher may have bought Blair Athol Estate on a whim, but the elegant manor house has allowed her to realise her grandest dreams.

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Historic Homestead

A HOME WITH HISTORY

Katherine Rowe is the new custodian of historic Mackerode homestead at Burra in South Australia’s Mid-North.

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A PASSION FOR THE COLOUR BLUE

A PASSION FOR THE COLOUR BLUE

Ellie Ramsay’s home is a tribute to years of hard work and a passion for blue, specifically indigo.

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Elegant Country Weekender

ELEGANT COUNTRY WEEKENDER

As the saying goes, simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. A Queensland couple has achieved just that with their country weekender.

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The perfect home

THE PERFECT HOME

Kylea and Grant Wilson used an extended working holiday to hone the style and design of their dream home.

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Bohemian home

A BOHEMIAN STYLE HOME

Kirsty Ballentine-Turnbull brings equal measures of wanderlust and passion for a cool bohemian aesthetic to her homewares importing business.

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