Originally the home of an Italian stonemason, this 1880’s sandstone cottage with it’s exposed stone walls, presented a very special opportunity to its owners.
Standing high in the shade of one of the most significant & beautiful trees in the Hunters Hill area, the home’s interesting history & original stonework, coupled with it’s extensive garden and incredible natural forms presented ample inspiration for it’s sympathetic renewal.
Answering this decorative brief, a new palette of colour and natural materials were selected along with chalky hand-painted finishes and honest honed surfaces to link the home more seamlessly with its leafy surrounds.
The artisanal aspect of the cottage’s inception and the owners’ love of historic art, portraits and antiques led the choice on furniture, soft furnishings and outdoor to soften and provide a layered sense of luxury.
Photography Prue Ruscoe