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ORCHARD KEEPERS

29th January 2014

You know when you see an image popping up on Pinterest or Tumblr and you’ve no idea where it came from but it grabs you? Well, the photo below of the kitchen, with the geometric black and white tiling, is one of those images.

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There’s just something about the simplicity of the materials and the palette, and indeed the styling, that caught my eye when I first saw it, so needless to say I was delighted to happen across the rest of the house. Wouldn’t it be a shame if the interior didn’t match up to the promise of that one photo? Oh but it does, and some.

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This has to be one of my favourite interiors that I’ve shared so far on Copperline. The house is called Orchard Keepers and is located in Red Hill, Victoria, within 10 acres of land including two kitchen gardens, should you feel inclined to pick your own vegetables or fruit and herbs, and with a wide decked terrace for dining out.

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There are actually two properties here: the main house, which has four bedrooms, and a 1890s Workers Cottage, which shares the same charm and mellow aesthetic. The main house started life as three separate cottages dating back to the 1890s and the 1950s, and the buildings were converted to create today’s generous home.

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There’s a French vintage-style feel to the interior where the furnishings have a gorgeous patina of age, while the chalk white walls and lime wash floors add to the soft, lived-in ambience. These pieces feel as if they’ve been collected over time – and thoughtfully, where every element has a story. I can’t say enough good things about this place, really, other than take me here immediately!

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And that is an option if you’re either living in Australia or thinking of travelling to this area as Orchard Keepers is available to let for up to ten guests. You’ll find details on the house and location on the website for the property, or from Beautiful Accommodation.

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These atmospheric photos are by Sharyn Cairns.

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