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• The Shep­pards mainly worked with lo­cal trades­peo­ple dur­ing their ren­o­va­tion and bought some of their art lo­cally at John Lloyd Gallery on Piper Street in Kyne­ton. (03) 5422 7053; john­l­loy­dgallery.com.au

• All rusted metal work at River House, in­clud­ing the out­door lamps on the ten­nis court, is by Tait Dec­o­ra­tive Iron, Castle­maine. (03) 5472 3569; dec­o­ra­tive­iron.com.au

• Stonework walls, steps and the out­door oven in the gar­den is by Ian Evans Cre­ative Land­scapes, Bendigo. (03) 5446 7326; ianevan­scre­ative­land­scapes.com

• For plants and trees, in­clud­ing the mass plant­ing of low-grow­ing Lon­icera pileata on the em­bank­ment, the Shep­pards go to Frog­more Gar­dens nurs­ery in New­bury, near Tren­tham. (03) 5424 1777; frog­more­gar­dens.com.au

• The ex­te­rior of River House is painted in Du­lux Um­ber­tone. 13 25 25; du­lux.com.au

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