Breathtaking transformation of double fronted freestanding Victorian residence by Kirsty Ristevski - CAANdesign | Architecture and home design blog
Breathtaking transformation of double fronted freestanding Victorian residence by Kirsty Ristevski Architects: Kirsty Ristevski Location: Albert Park Village, Melbourne, Australia Year: 2017 Photo courtesy: Tom Roe Description: “Only just completed, the breathtaking transformation of this double fronted freestanding Victorian residence introduces a level of refinement, sophistication and designer style rarely seen. In a prized leafy location moments …
Old farmhouse restoration in central Victoria
How a couple breathed new life into a historic central Victorian farmhouse. Ewing Farm in Tylden, central Victoria, was built in 1862 and now more than a century later, cloaked in antiquity, it's a place that captures your imagination. Meet the family who faithfully restored the property and now call it home.
Monte Cristo - our most haunted house
Stay the night in Australia's most haunted house - Monte Cristo Homestead Boarding school kids would’ve heard many terrifying ghost stories in their time. But these leave those for dead. Reg Ryan and wife Olive,
'Nimmitabel' - Inglewood
Tivey's House 'Nimmitabel' at Inglewood, Victoria. After having purchased three allotments of land in 1879, Joseph Tivey contracted local builder W. Garland to build this fine home in 1881 at a cost of £1300. The house was built with thirteen rooms to accomodate the fourteen Tivey children and had a lavish and extensive garden. Joseph was the propietor of a general merchandise and liquor store in Brooke Street. Following his death the house was occupied by his son, Sam Tivey. (From an…
Longerenong Homestead, Longerenong (303km NW of Melbourne), is one of Victoria's finest Picturesque Gothic villas. Sir Samuel Wilson built it in 1862; architects Crouch & Wilson gave it a facade from an American pattern book, with altered interiors. Marble was brought from Italy for floors and fireplaces; stained glass from Belgium. Wilson, 6th son of an Irish farmer, was a pastoralist, politician and philanthropist; he was elected to the British House of Commons in 1886.
Mount Mitchell Homestead, Lexton (160km NW of Melbourne), is a large bluestone house in Italianate Classical style built in 1860-61 for the Robertson family, to replace an earlier homestead. It was designed by prominent architect Charles Webb, who also designed the stables (1861). In 1910-12 the house was extended to almost twice its original size by architect Percy Richards for the then owner, Thomas G. Robertson.
Monivae Homestead, Hamilton Sth (310 km SW of Melbourne). The land was taken up by Acheson ffrench in c1839. He built a large homestead, but following his death in 1870 it was bought by James Thomson, a Scot, who built (on a different site) the present bluestone Italianate mansion, designed by English-born William Smith. Thomson lived there with his family of 11 children until his death in 1946, after which it was briefly a boarding school. There are plans to restore it as a tourist…
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North Bundaleer, a grand homestead in South Australia, has been loving restored to its former glory and welcomes guests. Country Style, photography Michael Wee. The impressive entrance to the Queen Anne-style homestead. The massive three-year restoration included reroofing, rebuilding the verandahs and bringing the derelict garden back to life.
Mount Boninyong, Scotsburn (120km W of Melbourne ), sited on the side of extinct volcano, Mt Buninyong, was first settled in 1839 by Andrew and Celia Scott (reputedly the first white woman in the area). The Scott family lived in a wattle & daub hut for 45 yrs until the large brick homestead, designed by Reed, Henderson and Smart, was built in 1884. The 7th and 8th generations of the family still live there. The gardens, laid out in 1845, are among the oldest surviving gardens in Victoria.
Minjah, Woolsthorpe (263kms W of Melbourne), was established by brothers Jeremiah George and Joseph Ware in 1845; it is one of a number of leading pastoral properties developed by the brothers in the Western District in the mid 1800s. The rendered-bluestone 30-room homestead was built in 1870 for Joseph Ware, to a design by Melbourne architects Smith and Johnson. Ware also commissioned a fine garden; many of the original trees survive.
Banongill Homestead, Skipton, is situated on Mount Emu Creek, in the area discovered by Major Mitchell. The property was first settled in 1853, and a bluestone cottage built (now part of the homestead kitchen). The present large homestead was built by the Fairburn family in 1905 and has had few owners in the time since, with one family owning it for over 100 years. The property is a working station with 17,000 acres of productive land, while the homestead is surrounded by 14 acres of garden…
MT MITCHELL - Bluestone Homestead, 3056 Sunraysia Highway LEXTON.... Mt Mitchell Homestead at Lexton was designed by the prominent architect Charles Webb who was one of the most noted architects in the early colony of Victoria designing some of Melbournes most important buildings which include Tasma Terrace & Melbourne Grammar.