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Words From The Wise
“My advice to people who are seeking to make a sea change is to be prepared to take risks and to compromise,” Vivien says. “Living where we do means you don’t always have access to everything you want, which can be frustrating at times, but the trade
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A Bluestone Benchmark
As Jane Fraser sees it, there are so many whys in Yalla-Y-Poora homestead, a huge bluestone mansion at Tatyoon in Victoria’s Western District. Why did the founding Ware family build in such a mishmash of styles? There are Gothic, Palladian, Federatio
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From The Editor
Dear reader, It’s 2022 — and the year ahead is full of promise and hope. With summer in full swing, I’m spending a lot of time outdoors with those I love, and I’m more grateful for this privilege than I ever have been before. In my home, I’ve been sp
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Coast Watch
Canberra is located three hours south-west of Milton. These days, the ever-expanding nation’s capital couldn’t be more diametrically opposed to this coastal town nestled in verdant hills. It was this city to country shift, combined with the fact that
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Wooden Wonderland
Fourth Beach on Cape Town’s Atlantic seaboard is one of the country’s most desirable spots, as evidenced by the summer months when South Africans — not to mention international tourists — flock to it en masse. For Leon and Jann Saven, and their daugh
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Rest And Recreation
Garry McPake candidly admits he had never heard of an Adirondack chair when a client brought several to his furniture workshop for repair. Garry, who had worked as a mechanic and shipwright in his former lives, had moved to the NSW South Coast townsh
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Exquisite Exteriors
Is your home a beachside cottage filled with character and warmth? A contemporary urban abode with cutting-edge style? A house in the ’burbs you are renovating? Or perhaps you have an eco-chic dwelling that pays homage to the natural environment? No
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The Cons
One of the biggest challenges this couple faced, along with most couples who move to small Australian regional areas, was work and employment. But this enterprising and energetic duo launched their own form of employment in the guise of PCM Projects
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Fields Of Opportunity
A good rugby player is up for a challenge, quick on his feet and able to make the most of the opportunities that come his way. Western Queensland sheep farmer Andrew King has played a bit of rugby in his day and even represented his state for several
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Vision Splendid
By all accounts, John Tothill, one of the founding fathers of the Clare Valley’s wine industry, was a man of vision. Clearly a person of great determination and dedication, Tothill bought an estate close to the village of Auburn from Colonel John Bar
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No Place Like Home
“Never get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.” The sign in the living room of Matilda Heveldt’s home pretty much sums up all she’s learnt from the past decade. The adage informs the laid-back lifestyle Matilda, her husband, Micha
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Family Feast
There are few things more precious in life than enjoying beautiful food with the people you love. And according to self-taught chef, mother and founder of delectable food website Gather & Feast Ashley Alexander, it is truly one of life’s simple pleas
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Garden Party
The long summer days are perfect to spend outdoors with loved ones. After a challenging year, many of us are celebrating, commemorating, and simply catching up with our nearest and dearest — and what better place to do it than in your very own backya
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The Pros
“We moved from Canberra in the days when most Canberrans holidayed or relocated to Batemans Bay and further south, and most Sydneysiders only went as far as Berry,” Vivien says. “To us, Milton was a happy, beautiful and peaceful place. It was quiet a
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A Bush Haven
As far as Michelle and Jim Neilsen were concerned, it was the best-timed cup of coffee in history. Having just returned from hosting a fishing trip for his underwater diving and spear-fishing business, Jim took Michelle to a Brisbane cafe to catch up
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Marketplace
Bring a sense of serenity into your home with the Girona Montgri fruit bowl in green. This gorgeous bowl is handmade from Spanish local Empordà clay and is hand-painted, too, ensuring each piece is unique. The bowl measures 38cm and is a wonderful ad
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Born-again Beach House
Just as shag piles and chandeliers have experienced a revival, so too have old beach shacks, with those dating back as far as the early 1900s experiencing renewed interest. They are the new antiques. Not everyone loves them, but those who do are rest
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Bed Of Roses
The sun is barely up when we arrive at the home Carol Kennedy shares with her publican husband, Des, on the northern outskirts of Mudgee in centralwestern NSW. But already, pocket-rocket Carol has been out for her morning run and is busy hauling hose
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Divine Inspiration
Of all the pieces of gratuitous advice well-wishers hand out to first-time parents, perhaps the most obvious is “your life will never be the same”. For Michael and Rebecca Boyd, that resonated in duplicate when they learned they were having twins. Bu
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Big Sky Thinking
David Pollock and his wife, Frances, could be described as an unconventional couple. Living on their station, Wooleen, eight hours’ drive north-east of Perth, they are in the midst of the sprawling Murchison region of Western Australia, where station
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Alfresco Delight
Functionality is paramount when it comes to alfresco spaces, and the Essente gooseneck pull-out mixer will provide you with just that. Its added functionality will accommodate every last bit of washing up from the weekend barbecue, leaving you to enj
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Pride Of The West
If Richard Bliss hadn’t forgotten his wife Nola’s birthday, the couple might never have become the owners of Faversham House, Western Australia’s oldest inland mansion. Richard and Nola were dealing antiques in Cheltenham in the English Cotswolds and
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Marketplace
Enjoy comfort and style in your garden when you lounge about in the Adirondack armchair by Cotswold Teak. Complete with optional footrest, this superior armchair has a finely sanded finish — just one example of the high-quality workmanship and attent
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Surprise Package
They say you never know what’s around the corner. The adage proved true for Helen and Peter Wallace, when they moved from Melbourne to the Gold Coast in 2010 for what they imagined would be semi-retirement. “We got as far as buying the boat,” Helen r
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Spring Fling
The scent of fresh flowers dances in the breeze. Sunlight streams through the window panes, heating the floor just so. Daylight stretches into the evening, and a certain energy buzzes in the air. There’s something magical about spring — a sense of gr
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TOWN & COUNTRY
Loris Partridge displays an infectious joie de vivre in everything she does. It’s evident in the food she cooks, the award-winning business she runs and the flair she applies to her gardens and the interiors of her home. Loris and her husband, Ray, a
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Cottage Industry
Some people are imbued with a natural sense of style that’s all their own. They’re not impressed by the latest thing on the block, while the fleeting fancies of fashion leave them cold. Instead, they put a unique stamp on everything they do: what the
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An Aussie Albergo
“Incomparable host. Excellent food. Fantastic atmosphere. A little bit of Italy on the southwest slopes ... not to be missed.” This is just one of the many upbeat reviews of Willowvale Mill, located in Laggan, New South Wales. It pretty much sums up
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