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ake a plain house and make it a
destination. That was the plan for
this Dwellingup holiday home,
which turned out to be even
more covetable than owner Robert Bayliss
imagined. Being surrounded by the forests
and waterways of a picturesque town is one
thing; having a home you never want to
leave is something else altogether.
“It was meant to be a place to go for
a break every now and again,” says Robert
of the house, just over an hour’s drive
from Perth. “Now I just spend as much
time here as I can.” Much of that time has
been spent gardening, and Robert’s green
thumb has much to do with the appeal of
the place – the extensive garden with its
colour-coordinated flowerbeds and multiple
‘rooms’ helped shape the home’s interior.
It wasn’t simply a case of removing
the emerald-green and mustard-coloured
paint from the walls or the black curtains
from the tiny windows when it came
time to revamp the home.
Instead, the living area was realigned and
huge picture windows were installed, so the
garden was visible from all rooms. “It all
relates from inside to outside,” says the
The entrance features a chandelier from Beacon Lighting
and floor paint from Colour Lust Paints, which has been
custom-mixed to look like limestone.
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