CATHERINE SHIELDS

FOR MOST PEOPLE the dream of a move to the country usually revolves around a quaint old farmhouse with plenty of old-world, rustic charm. Not so for the Edwards family who left their inner city weatherboard cottage for the coast a decade ago.

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NOT MANY PEOPLE are lucky enough to have a partner who can build the house of their dreams and just about anything they can think of to put in it. When Leah Atkins and her partner David Gleeson moved back in to their weatherboard home on the New [...]

KATHY AND JOHN Collins couldn’t believe their luck when they drove up to inspect a property they had seen on the internet and found it was right in the middle of the prestigious Mudgee Wine Trail. With neighbours like the historic Craigmoor pro[...]

ONE DAY A couple of years ago, empty nesters Megan and Rod Glore, who were living in a large, modern, family-sized home in Brisbane, counted six rooms that they only ever went into to clean.

With a large garden to maintain and more bedrooms an[...]

BERNADETTE AZZOPARDI AND husband, Roger, a builder, found the house of their dreams, a large timber homeon a big block in a sought-after riverside suburb. The only problem was, its old world charms were completely hidden under layers of brick and[...]

WHEN PAOLA ZULLIAN and partner Nick Anderson bought this old slab cottage ten years ago, it was only meant to be a weekender. The couple, from Sydney’s northern beaches had not long returned to the east coast after living in Perth and after man[...]