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 2016.

A perfect fit The owners of a modern, modular designed home explain why it’s the perfect weekender. Simply irresistible Fairbanks is one of four storybook houses built by Randolph Nott in Bowral in the 1880s. Its restoration proved a challenge, but its ...

Aug/Sept 17.

Gorgeous Georgian The owners of a cute Berrima stone house explain how a small four-room Georgian cottage became a comfortable modern home. Running the show Producer John Frost has masterminded dozens of successful musicals – this year alone he is produ ...

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 ...

Apr/May 2017.

A touch of France Gaynor Groome has always loved French-style interiors so when she found a Bowral property she knew exactly how she would decorate it. Power and the passion Meet the owners of the Greeny Flat, an experimental environmental home in Mittag ...

June/July 2017.

The ultimate tree change The new owner of Eleuthera wanted a large property with an outstanding home – so the fact that it came with an olive grove with 3500 mature trees was quite a bonus. On with the shows Over the next five months Geraldine Turner is ...