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Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine Feature!

Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine Feature!

Feb 9, 2023

We were lucky enough for one of our renovation designs to be featured in the February 2023 issue of the Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine. A beautiful federation home in the heart of Dungog, take a read below of what H & C has said about the fantastic property.

Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine Blurb:

Bringing colour and light back to a pre-Federation home that had lost its sparkle....

This Upper Hunter home situated in the heart of Dungog received a much needed face lift after owners Lesley and Martin fell in love with the area following a caravan trip. According to title records, Catherine Russell - listed as the "Labourer's Wife"- bought the block of land for four pounds in 1878. And later built the home.


"We later found out that it was one of my ancestors, Thomas Holmes, who gave license for dancing at the 1853 wedding of Catherine and John Russell" Martin shared. With lofty 3.3 metre high ceilings, sweeping views towards the Barrington Tops, wide cornices, original pressed metal and ornate cedar embellishments, Martin and Lesley wanted to keep the original core of the home, while rebuilding and extending the outer shell.


They added a bedroom with an ensuite bathroom, a laundry and a main bathroom along with a spacious open plan main living, dining and kitchen area to one side of the home. Whilst also not being afraid of colour, they wanted to bring nature into the home by choosing a green kitchen. Colour also prevails in the couple's main bedroom.


To read more about the history of the home and Lesley and Martin's renovation rollercoaster, pick up a copy of our latest magazine now:

Building designer: Adrian Sorensen Sorensen Design & Planning
Kitchen: GJ Morgan Kitchens
Stone benchtops: Vivid Stoneworks
Windows: Wideline Windows & Doors
Photography Joshua Hogan Photography


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