Renovated river cottage in Bilambil, NSW
A chance visit to a garage sale in NSW’s Northern Rivers led to this family’s life-changing purchase. The weatherboard house, built in 1911 is surrounded by Bangalow palms.
Transforming a shed into a stylish family house
On the Sunshine Coast of Queensland is a corrugated iron shed which has been transformed into a uniquely stylish house by its owners Lisa and Matt Williment. See how they transformed the structure into a home the whole family adores, and have since dubbed the ‘shouse.’
A sea change experience and dream home renovation in Milton, NSW
An old schoolmaster’s house and orchard in need of repair was an ideal project for a hesitant retiree. Here's how one couple's sea change experience led to their dream home renovation in Milton, NSW.
A 1930s farmhouse mixes old and new
A 1930s farmhouse in Victoria has been beautifully renovated to create a true sense of space. Surrounded by grazing cattle and a brood of chooks, the house has been pared back to a crisp, white base providing the perfect backdrop for the family's collection of vintage furniture, heirloom pieces and handcrafted finds.
Restored furniture and vintage treasures in Tasmania
The Black Hen - a homewares store and restored furniture business - has operated solely online since 2017. Here, we take a walk down memory lane and meet Julie and Noel Hall, the owners of the beloved store. Their former Deloraine store is where the creative souls first found their calling, selling items with a distinct farmhouse style.
Colourful weatherboard cottage in the Southern Highlands
It was love at first sight for the owners of this colourful Southern Highlands cottage built in 1910. Snapping up the cottage at auction, they quickly filled it with heirlooms, artwork and fun fabrics. A battle with cancer cemented the home's place in their heart, as neighbours dropped by to offer their help.
Red farmhouse in Glen Huon: Home to ceramicist couple
Thousands of kilometres from their respective homelands, a pair of ceramicists build their ideal life in Tasmania, in a quaint red farmhouse in the Huon Valley. Built in 1870, farmhouse in Glen Huon was just one of many scattered over the pristine valley in among the river flats and rolling hills.
A white weatherboard cottage filled with antiques
When Liz Bell moved her family to the goldmining town of Newstead in Victoria, she was in search of a place that reflected the rural way she was raised: a white weatherboard cottage with a white picket fence. Here's how a cottage attached to an old store solved their quest for a country house with a built-in job.
Historic homestead given new life by young family
Lou Correll recalls the mystique of a 19th-century estate near her hometown; a two-storey house and adjoining store where "an old man would sit on the corner and wave when a car went past." This estate is now her home, where she and her husband, Jonathan, raise three boys and run their business.
Inside Terragong Bed and Breakfast in Jamberoo
Terragong Bed and Breakfast in Jamberoo is the sort of place where a fire burns in the grate all year round and a deliciously dusky half-light saturates every squashy armchair-filled corner. Tour the former 'gentleman's residence' turned magical bed and breakfast on the NSW South Coast.
A beautiful converted church in the Barossa Valley
Situated on four hectares of land in the beautiful Barossa Valley, the former rectory of an old Catholic Church was near ruinous when Cherie Hausler and Damien Feuerherdt first saw it. They have since restored it to its former glory, while transforming it into a cosy home with salvaged country style.
Joining separate cottages together with modern addition
Old cottages have been joined by a modern addition that creates a sense of place in the picturesque valley of Bowfield, near Mudgee. Today, it’s an arresting and practical union of old and new — three cottages, built between the mid-1800s and early 1900s linked by way of polycarbonate and glass corridors.
Chef Annie Smithers' farm garden in Central Victoria
Du Fermier chef Annie Smithers tends to a huge country garden and a family of farm animals close to her restaurant in Central Victoria. The restaurant is renowned for its ever-changing menu based on the produce that can be harvested from her own farm at Babbington Park, just a 10-minute drive away.
Anna Spiro: Interior designer's colourful Brisbane home
Renowned interior and textile designer Anna Spiro is known for her inimitable style and knack for layering pattern upon pattern and colour upon colour – all while managing to make vintage and antique furniture from different time periods work together seamlessly. In her own home, her signature style is proudly on display.
A shabby-chic home in Mount Tamborine, Queensland
After living abroad for decades, business owner Amanda Darling moved back to Queensland to be closer to her parents. It was in Mount Tamborine that she and her husband, John Gierlich settled. The cottage is now a haven of shabby chic-style and every corner is filled with happy memories.
The vintage coastal makeover of a run-down WA home
A family home in Western Australia's Margaret River region is given a fresh renovation perfect for relaxed coastal living. Despite living 250 kilometres away, Craig and Rachel Woods spent 10 weekends working on the house before moving in; transforming dark jarrah and varnished pine with white paint.