Ten years ago, with the help of local builder, Rob Boland, they extended the living areas and bathroom and added a bedroom, to create an interesting, light and open, modern home. The house features 3 separate roofs and exterior wall cladding in Colorbond “ironstone” corrugated iron.
Should you drop by, you can be sure of a cup of tea and some home baked goodies on the deck, followed by a garden tour.
When I’m visiting, I often take over Mum’s kitchen while she takes over supervision of the 3 little pigs. This kitchen has been the hub for years of entertaining a large extended family and has served as my benchmark for sizing up the kitchen in House By The Water. You might remember that this is my “gold standard” for kitchen bench size.
My Dad made the dining table when Mum was pregnant with me. That’s an estimated 14600 family dinners! When the clouds lift, Mount Feathertop is at the centre of the dining room view.
The pitched ceiling is lined with corrugated iron which gives a nice sense of space and a farm house touch. The bed is centred in the room so you can check on the cows in the morning without getting out of bed.
The laundry was originally a small shed, a couple of metres away from the back door of the house. It doubles as the farm control centre, also housing the electric fence unit, chook pellets and an impressive gumboot collection.
Right now the wood fire is roaring in the living room and the house is busy with grandchildren. Toys and games are everywhere. The kids will be outside soon to help with some farm jobs. Dad is “up the back” renovating his tractor shed. Mum is in the shower, but I think I’ll have another cuppa and wait for the bathroom to warm up another degree or two.
Header photo and photos in the last gallery are thanks to Matt Rex Photo.