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Having spent two years on the design and a further 18 months on the build, this is exactly what they’ve achieved; a family home that houses both their extensive art collection and their four young children, Henry, Claudia, Matilda and Audrey. We hear it’s the best location for the annual street Christmas party too. Enlisting the help of architects George Fortey and Emma Tulloch of Nixon Tulloch Fortey, the couple’s brief held just a few non-negotiable prerequisites. Aside from the consideration of their art collection, the couple wanted their home to be comfortable, age gracefully and retain the spirit and character inherent in the original building. In order to connect the old Edwardian style at the front with the distinct black mortar finish to the brickwork used in the modern renovation and extension at the back, external materials that would age and weather well were a major consideration. In the end, both bluestone and

Est Magazine #12  
Est Magazine #12  

Global living with an Australian twist