This selection of properties created by Australian designers can be rented out for weekends away or family holidays, and are a pleasant side effect of Australia’s growing awareness of, and appreciation for, good design. Prepare to be inspired by six properties that ooze style and sophistication, and are guaranteed to inspire your next home makeover.
The Barn, Tasmania
This award-winning barn conversion is located in Hobart’s CBD and was renovated by two young local architects. The 1820’s sandstone barn has a refined materials palette and clever incorporation of natural light that creates a feeling of openness while being cosy. Look to this property for a modern take on the rustic barn house style.
Vintage House Daylesford, Victoria
Vintage House Daylesford is an 1860s miner’s cottage in Daylesford restored and renovated by interior designer kali Cavanagh. With views over Wombat State Forest and Doctors Gully, this property will inspire you to rethink the use of vintage, industrial and antiques furniture and accessories in your own home.
Paramount House Hotel, New South Wales
Located in the heart of Sydney’s Surry Hills, the Paramount House Hotel sits within the former Paramount Picture Studios and was created by Breathe Architecture. This place is contemporary style at its best, with an on-trend colour palette, metallic bathroom fittings, beautiful linen bedding and velvet-upholstered furniture.
Captains Rest, Tasmania
A haven of peace and serenity, Captains Rest is a historically listed cottage in Lettes Bay Village, just outside of Strahan. Complete with its own jetty, this property is a cosy and stylish interpretation of the waterside shack.
The White House, Victoria
Located in Daylesford, the White House is a beautifully rustic property with a French feel created by interior designer Lynda Gardender. Using industrial lighting, one-off antiques and plenty of linen, this place is romantic and is full of ideas for styling maximalist or bohemian homes that are filled to the brim with trinkets and treasures.
The Bower, New South Wales
Hidden away in Byron Bay, The Bower is a collection of four properties dreamed up by a team of professional designers and stylists, each with their own unique style. You’ll find inspiration for sophisticated coastal style, cottage style or modern beachside living. Expect to see lots of natural materials and neutral colours.
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