October/November 2021

Including Escape Southern Highlands


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At home in the garden

It’s all about the garden, says the owner of a newly renovated Burradoo home set on a block with trees dating back a century. Highlife finds out how a three-bedroom home became a spacious U-shaped retreat that makes the most of its Japanese-influenced setting, inside and out.

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Well crafted

Australia’s oldest craft centre, Sturt in Mittagong, is marking its 80th anniversary in October with an exhibition showing its influence on some exceptional Australian and international craftspeople, and a display of beautiful objects made on site. We look back at the little craft centre that could.

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The making of Markdale

Renowned garden designer Edna Walling, architect Professor Leslie Wilkinson and the polo playing Ashton family all played a part in making Markdale an exceptional rural property. Highlife speaks to the Edwards family, new owners of this century-old estate.

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Making music

For 22 years Powerpoint Music has been a hub for musicians in the Highlands as both a music store and a teaching centre. Owner Steve Cheers tells Highlife how the business began, and how his early career path veered from priest in training to pub rock band manager.