‘Early Settler’ Farmhouse, Wagga Wagga

Our client requested the romance of an early settler’s farmhouse on their busy beef and sheep farming operation. Michael Bell Architects demolished the existing house down to floorboard levels, restored the original brick chimney and started again. The ceiling height was raised to 3.2 metres, the roof was given substantial proportion and all the doors and windows are sized, located and detailed to achieve an intuitively robust, 3 dimensional composition. The Porters Oxblood external colour was inspired by the wet, red earth discovered during excavation.

Interior design follows a glamorous country style, with eccentric bathroom decor, classical front entry and living spaces and a charming country kitchen design.

The attractive verandah connects the house to the garden, by Michael Bligh & Associates, which is a significant part of the setting, and was finally completed in 2016.

Builder: Burts Building , Brad Burt ph: 0409 981 211
Interiors: Michele Bell ph: 02 4237 5922
Landscape: Michael Bligh ph: 02 4821 8462  www.michaelbligh.com