Australian Country Homes May Issue#3 2018

Australian Country Homes celebrates the warmth of the country aesthetic. We open the doors to some of Australia’s most interesting homes and see the enviable everyday lives of those who have made the move to a calmer, more welcoming and personally enriched way of living. Brought to you by Australian Country magazine, this new quarterly publication showcases the best of Australian country residences; from the weekender to the station homestead, the farmhouse to the historical home. Australian Country Homes covers the length and breadth of Australia. In every edition of Australian Country Homes you will see inspiring ideas from real Aussies on real budgets just getting out there and creating wonderfully warm environments. You will also experience rare glimpses into the families and businesses behind some of Australia’s most desirable lifestyles. Tour the styles, the plans, and the self-made touches that create a welcoming country home.

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1 min
editor’s letter

Welcome to the third issue of Australian Country Homes. We’ve taken some of our favourite stories from our sister title, Australian Country magazine, and given them a fresh update by adding Inspired B y pages at the end of each article. This means that whatever the country look, from grand colonial and elegant homestead to rustic hideaway and cute cottage, you will have a head start on finding the accessories and trimmings you need to give your home that signature style. As this issue went to press winter was well and truly looming and our thoughts turned to heating in its many guises. Our service feature looks to the latest innovations for keeping cosy both indoors and out and comes up with a few old-fashioned solutions that are enjoying a bit…

6 min
a natural high

A passion for gardening is practically in the DNA of Jan Owens, who has devoted the better part of the past decade to transforming a bare paddock into a showpiece garden at Willawa, the property she shares with her husband, Arthur, near Jindabyne in the NSW Snowy Mountains. Jan’s earliest childhood memories are peppered with experiences in her grandparents’ gardens ... helping grandfather Eric store the dahlia tubers under the house for next year’s season, running up the backyard to grandmother Nell’s very own Mr McGregor’s garden ... and her parents continued the tradition. “Growing up at Corowa in the Upper Murray the first thing we did when we arrived home from boarding school on holidays was wander around with our mother checking out the garden,” Jan recalls. “We’d check in with…

2 min

The Wedding Nest is a boutique wedding gift registry specialising in unique gifts that are design- and style-focused, not available on other registries. This is the registry for people who don't want vanilla. The owners work hard (and love it) to source global pieces that are leading the way in design and showcase brands that do the same. Register online to view an extensive, yet well-edited, collection of beautiful homewares, statement furniture pieces, and unique artworks as well as all the registry basics. For gifts, homewares and quilters’ materials look no further than Somethings Country. Janelle Frohloff has personally curated an amazing array of accessories for the home. From bedding, quilts, timber bins and laundry hampers to spice racks, braided floor rugs, curtains, tin signs and enamelware, there is something…

6 min
vintage edition

As first impressions go, it’s hard to beat the entrance to All Saints winery near Rutherglen in north-eastern Victoria. The road is lined with an avenue of 120-year-old elm trees that reveal at the end the splendid late-19th-century castellated winery building. As the elms change with the seasons, visitors are presented with a new vista each time they arrive. It’s a view vineyard manager and winemaker Nick Brown and his wife, Lucy, get to enjoy on a daily basis as their home is also at the end of that avenue, a low-slung weatherboard-and-brick homestead that was originally built for the winery’s founder, George Sutherland Smith. George and his business partner, John Banks, came to Australia from Caithness in the far north of Scotland in the early 1860s. Carpenters by trade, the enterprising…

4 min
hilltop hideaway

When Michelle Simons “went browsing” for the perfect site for her new life in the country, her shopping list had very specific requirements. It had to be within 15 minutes of services and a decent cup of coffee, within an hour’s commute to an airport, and be able to access a city in a single day’s return trip. The property she found near Tyalgum in the Tweed Valley region not only ticked all the boxes, but added a few extra features that she’d barely dared to imagine. “Tyalgum is a small village but it has all the services, including a great cafe,” she says. “Murwillumbah is about half-an-hour away and it has all I need in terms of shops and restaurants. Brisbane is less than two hours’ drive away, the Coolangatta…

4 min
on the sheep’s back

Admittedly their checklist for a long-term retirement project was large — period house, sprawling gardens, stables, an arbour, but the most essential requirement for Andrew and Peter was to secure a property with a sustainable business attached to it. It seemed fanciful, yet Anlaby near Kapunda got under their skin and after a year of negotiation, the sale finally went through. The oldest Merino stud in South Australia, Anlaby, with a rich and regal history, had more recently been “put out to pasture”. In its purchase state it was certainly not a viable commercial proposition. “All the various elements of the property needed restoration, renovation and renewal. The house and buildings had to be rewired, the garden’s decades of overgrowth required cutting back, the fences needed upgrading and the Merino…