New South Wales
In the remote high country of New South Wales stands The Estate. Built for a prominent pastoral family, the house was once the centre of a working farm.
Time had not been kind; the new owners faced a substantial amount of work.
The floor plan was edited to enhance the gracious salon-like quality of the interior. New elements were introduced as crisp counterpoints to the older fabric.
There’s an easy blend of history and modernity in the house – an apparent lightness of touch that belies the substantial overhaul.
Derelict interiors of the old service wing were removed, the walls braced, and a new double-height library created.
Furnishing of the library and the dining room was undertaken with help from Arent & Pyke.
The work has taken much time to complete, which is how it should be – the intention is that it will help the house last for many years to come.