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Warburton’s Arch House

Warburton’s so-called arch house is settling into its environs after a fascinating construction process, Andrew Cooke writes. Tyrone Jaspers beckons me into a utility room in a corner of his home, which is nestled into the side of a hill overlooking the Upper Yarra valley. “Take a look in here,” he says, showing off the extraordinary […]

School House Revival

  The historic former Mardan State School has been given new life through extensive renovations and plenty of love by a former student. The MARDAN STATE SCHOOL (Victorian School number 2156) site was established in 1884 to serve the fledgling rural communities of Mardan and Mirboo North. Today it is owned by Garth and Deni Lisle. […]

Ageless Paradise

When an artist and an energy consultant meld their love for mudbrick homes and reclaimed pieces, the outcome is simply breathtaking. Words Kristin Lee Photography Celeste Faltyn Robert and Liz Stygall’s Provençal-cum-Tuscan-style mudbrick abode, which stands prominently on a lush green hill near Emerald, appears ageless. While it is indeed a rare, profoundly serene and […]

Toolangi Tree Change

It began as a yearning for the wide, open spaces and a plan to build a humble weekend retreat. Fast-forward four and a half years and Keith Hughson and Andrew Neilson now spend on average five days a week at their distinctive, architect-designed dream home that sits on five acres of gently undulating pastureland overlooking […]