Walls of grey, windows of white, a large shady verandah
and a silvery tin roof,
surrounded by gardens of green and paddocks of rolling hills…
…it’s the quintessential Australian Country House.
And if the interiors carry through the same colour palette of greys and whites,
with high ceilings and generous windows,
it’s a sure bet that this is a housing style many people think of romantically.
This is the estate of Peter Holmes a Court,
in Mittagong in the gorgeous Southern Highlands of New South Wales,
and because it’s currently on the market,
we can have a little look at it.
The gardens are especially magical,
looking onto the rolling gum-tree clad hills, as they do.
The house comes with 145 hectares of rich grazing land.
It’s not a small house….but neither is it a grand one.
It manages to keep the simple country feel
of a homestead through the use of quiet materials and details.
Limestone floors and random stone walling bring in a sense of warmth.
While outside, those glorious views remind me just how incredibly beautiful
the Australian landscape is, in its many forms.
Would you love to live here?