Hi All. I’ve been a bit quiet on here of late. September through to December is the busiest time of year in the interior design industry, so I took a much needed break before the chaos begins.
We went to Hobart for a winter break, it was our first time there and it was just stunning. The drives, scenery, and weather were perfect for a winter holiday. What made our stay even more special was the beautiful home we booked through Air BnB. I’m a big fan of staying in a home rental rather than a hotel. There’s something really great about feeling right at home whilst on holiday, and having a fully equipped kitchen and all of the luxuries of home that you miss when staying in a hotel.
I just had to tell you about the place we stayed in, it was superb, I was completely inspired by the design and architecture of the property and was so excited to stay there. It is an old 1840’s heritage listed stone cottage that has gone through a pretty awesome renovation. Not only did Eve and Frank think about the era of the cottage, keeping it very much intact and obviously restoring it as far as they could. They also added an architecturally designed extension adding on a high spec kitchen and powder room, and ensuite to the existing bedroom upstairs. The new part of the building is connected upstairs through a glass walkway which could be seen from the bedroom. This was my favourite feature in the new part of the home, waking up in the morning to the light of the sunrise through that glass feature was stunning, but this could also easily be closed off for privacy if needed with a beautifully made barn style sliding door.
As you can see the Ensuite is high spec, no luxury is spared, in the winter the underfloor heating is a real treat. When you look up over half of the ceiling is glass, it’s stunning to see the bright blue sky while showering or in the bath, it really makes this room. The under cabinetry LED lighting really adds a lovely ambient, in fact that can be said for the lighting throughout the whole property, especially the new extension.
The master bedroom had its own dressing area with custom made built in robes. And I loved the old timber flooring that was retained throughout the first floor, with the sash windows and uneven rendered walls you could really feel the heritage in the property.
The kitchen needs a mention too. Again heated floors were perfect especially on the colder mornings, with a full step in pantry to the right, and high quality appliances. The sleek hidden laundry has the best bi-fold and slide away door system I’ve seen. The overall finishes were warm and contemporary yet sympathetic to the era of the property. The mix of the 2 tone timbers is just beautiful and something that I love to do in my designs.
I can’t recommend this place enough. If you’re interested in staying check out this link to the property online, you won’t regret it. https://www.airbnb.com.au/rooms/21566045