June/July 2018

The farmhouse reinvented
The owners of a Woodlands cattle farm turned to architect Peter Stronach to design their sustainable statement home and have loved the result. 

Fine lines
Two years ago Bowral artist Desmond Freeman launched an award-winning book of detailed drawings of Venice. He shows us his impressive new works of Parisian landmarks.

A free-range change
We visit a free-range Exeter farm, where chickens, pigs and cattle roam, along with weed-eating goats and chicken-guarding alpacas.

Views and hues
The owners of Wildes Meadow garden Dragon Farm explain how they have made it their own, adding a Celtic garden, a potager and a woodland walk.

Top 10 natives for Highlands gardens
With more people wanting to plant natives in their gardens, gardening writer Frances Simons lists the varieties she thinks work best.

Andrew Berry How to save kids (and power)
Andrew Berry, state director of the Newborn and paediatric Emergency Transport Service (NETS), explains how communications technology has helped save thousands of children’s lives.

Interior life
There were great shops in Moss Vale before, and more have come after – but Suzie Anderson Home has been a game changer for the town’s main street.

The frame game
Chris Nance’s traditional timber frames need no nails, bolts or brackets – they are constructed purely from timber using techniques tested over centuries.

The Maltings
Historian Linda Emery tells the story of Mittagong’s derelict Maltings, a huge complex that once supplied barley malt to breweries throughout NSW.

A country wedding
If you’re planning your big day, our annual wedding feature offers plenty of inspiration for an idyllic wedding in the country.