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poles are from Moonta Jetty.’ The design is both low maintenance and drought tolerant. Tessa and Reuben love the cosy reading nook and ‘hanging out’ eating and talking at the generous kitchen counter. They also love the long, low deck that they can tumble off to play on the grass ... and they both love the beautiful old tree next to the creek, affectionately known as ‘The Magic Tree’. Karen worked for two years as project manager in the creation of their dream home. ‘It was a great project to do with our son Reuben (then 4) in tow as creative learning and enrichment. By the end of the project he had decided he was going to be an architect and was building scale models.’ Karen and Matt could not have been more pleased with the outcome. ‘We were overwhelmed with the professionalism and workmanship of everyone on the project and the way it all came together.’ Paeroa was a place that Matt and Karen wanted to create for their family to grow, adventure, play and breathe in. While achieving that, they have also created a home to share. I am sure that all who go there leave feeling equally nurtured and inspired. 60

Top: An outdoor bathroom enables you to soak up the rays as well as the bubbles. Above left: Cantilevered shelving in the kitchen. Above right: The master bedroom boasts a glorious view of the vineyard.

Fleurieu Living Magazine Spring 2013  

Published quarterly, Fleurieu Living Magazine features the best in food and wine, homes and gardens, growers, producers, accommodation and d...

Fleurieu Living Magazine Spring 2013  

Published quarterly, Fleurieu Living Magazine features the best in food and wine, homes and gardens, growers, producers, accommodation and d...

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