Categories Archives: Issues

April/May 2014.

Georgian on my mind A love of Georgian antiques might have been the starting point for a Sutton Forest home, but its owners weren’t going to skimp on modern-day comfort. The family home A father, mother, daughter, son and son-in-law combined forces to b ...

June/July 2014.

Fifties Remix Jess and Sam Hunter sandwiched Quince Cottage between two extensions and tossed in a mix of ingredients few people would think to combine. Pitch perfect A historic Bowral cottage, Holly Lodge, inspired an award-winning restoration and additi ...

August/September 2014.

The view from Jabiru Mike and Marian Rose didn’t set out to build a Highlands home but were won over by a property with extraordinary views. Jimmy Barnes – At home in Berrima ‘Rock legend Jimmy Barnes’ and ‘quiet country life’ aren’t phrases ...

February/March 2014.

At home with celebrity hairdresser Joh Bailey Armed with a pair of scissors, a hair dryer and an innate talent for making women feel beautiful, Joh Bailey has built a high profile reputation as Australia’s best-known hairdresser, but away from the celeb ...

December 2015/January 2016.

Breathing space The owner of a modern farmhouse explains how it was designed to make the most of a dream property which even has its own creek. The food lover’s farm Brigid Kennedy, the dynamo behind Sydney event venue Simmer on the Bay, has turned her ...

Oct/Nov 2017.

Romancing the stone The owners of Bowood explain how they developed a romantic garden to complement their historic stone house. Inside the box Outside, it’s a rusty box. Inside, it’s a treasure trove of colour, patterns and quirky creativity. We visit ...

Feb/Mar 2018.

An Elegant simplicity Having owned 12 houses in numerous styles, Moss Vale couple Linda and John decided to try sleek and modern when they built three years ago. The art of thinking big Axel Arnott, co-curator of this year’s Hillview Sculpture Biennial ...

Apr/May 2018.

The art house Stewart and Gwen Wallis show us Cockatoo Hill, a large modern house outside Berrima with incredible views and an extraordinary art collection. A rustic restoration Three years ago Berrima residents Michael Verberkt and Stewart Bunn realised ...

Dec/Jan 2018.

A touch of luxe Style queen Melissa Penfold tells us why she and her husband fell for their Burrawang home three years ago, and how she went about decorating it. What Peta did next Peta Seaton discusses life post politics, which includes working on archae ...

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 ...