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of place. On the other side is a Tuscan-style
alfresco that's suspended over the hill to
breathtaking effect. "I feel like I'm living
above the trees up here," says Trish. "It's so
quiet and still. We never want to leave."
e long corridor extends from the gazebo
at the back to the front entrance, acting as a
gallery for Bob's works and other pieces.
"At the front of the house, it's mostly
Bobby's art," says Trish. "Naturally, when
people come here, they want to see his work,
but Bob also has an affinity for Indigenous
and Japanese artworks, so there are some
of them dotted throughout as well."
e result is an eclectic display of
sculptures and paintings, which while
markedly different in style, reflect their
preference for strong forms and interesting
details. Trish tries to organise the corridor
works by colour, size and frame, but with the
frequent addition of new works, it isn't easy.
"She's a frustrated curator," says Bob.
"She's constantly in there moving things
around. It rarely looks the same twice."
e most recent additions to the home's
architecture were made between 1992 and
FROM TOP The studio where Bob works has an
organic feel with slate flooring, jarrah beams, colonial
benches and his landscape paintings; this beautiful
stained glass window by Bob augments the bathroom's
earthy, Australiana vibe; the bathroom in the A-frame
features an open shower made of salvaged rock.
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