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An Amazingly Abundant Lawn-Free Garden In Northcote

If you were asked you to imagine your perfect garden, what would it include? A front yard that acts like a welcome mat to your house? Paving stone steppers that wind a path through lush plants? Beds positively stuffed with soft and colourful flowers? A pizza oven?

Chances are it would look something like the Sharp Street project by Peachy Green, which contains all of these features! This gorgeous suburban garden combines family functionality with a dreamy, rambling ambience that is totally picturesque.

It’s a perfectly balanced outdoor space: every utilitarian moment is softened by greenery, foliage and flora. Put simply, this is a gardener’s garden!

 

A Quaint Miner's Cottage In Dubbo Made For Slowing Down

It’s probably fair to say everyone’s been doing a bit of wanderlusting recently. Well… probably for all of 2020! But it finally feels like an escape to the country or the seaside might not be too far away. (At least outside our 5km radius, right metropolitan Melburnians?)

The Repose is a charming miner’s cottage in the New South Wales city of Dubbo, 392 kilometres north-west of Sydney. The renovated cottage retains all the details and ambience of its heritage charm, styled to perfection with paintings by local artists and handmade details. You wouldn’t guess it was in the centre of a thriving regional city!

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A Rustic + Cosy Coastal Shed Is The Gerroa's Newest Accommodation

TravelA Rustic + Cosy Coastal Shed Is The Gerroa's Newest Accommodation

Owners Nick and Suzy O’Rouke discovered this rolling acreage in Gerroa while on the hunt for a spot to build a holiday house in 2013. The plan was to simultaneously build a place near the beach for their family of five, and an accomodation offering on the same site.

In order to keep the whole plan financially viable, the pair opted for a rustic, robust farmhouse that would match the local vernacular. They engaged designer Alexander Michael to draw up the final structure, and then Suzy executed the interior design herself.

‘We love the overall industrial aesthetic of The Shed, which contrasts so well with the expansive views outside,’ she says. Pitched cathedral ceilings sit at 5.5 metres, while raw, cost-effective materials such as plywood, steel and polished concrete add a surprising warmth to the large space.

The space, height, volumes and materials of the build mimic the traditional proportions and palette of a traditional shearing shed.

What is not-so-traditional is the enormous louvred glass window, which contracts skywards and opens the side of the house to the rolling greenery beyond. The view disappears beyond the ocean waves and into the horizon.

The Shed can accommodate 8-10 guests, with a king bedroom, queen bedroom and bunk room. The open plan living, kitchen and dining area is divided by a wood fireplace, which heats the entire house in cold weather – whilst in summer, the plunge pool is the perfect spot for a dip (aside from nearby Werri Beach, of course!).

‘It really is a very hard place to leave,’ says Suzy. We believe it!

Book a stay at The Shed here.

Photo – Maree Homer.


Photo – Maree Homer.


Photo – Maree Homer.


Photo – Luisa Brimble.


Photo – Luisa Brimble.


Photo – Luisa Brimble.


Photo – Maree Homer.


Photo – Luisa Brimble.


Photo – Luisa Brimble.


Photo – Luisa Brimble.

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