Sally Ho­brook’s best ad­vice

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What does home mean to you?

Our home is al­most 100 years old and we are only the third own­ers. It is such a de­light­ful place to live. We feel very proud to have re­stored this lit­tle piece of his­tory and priv­i­leged to be the cur­rent cus­to­di­ans.

Best ren­o­va­tion tip?

Ren­o­vat­ing can be in­cred­i­bly risky and costs can get out of con­trol. To re­duce the num­ber of things that can go wrong, in­clud­ing bud­get blowouts, I would rec­om­mend hir­ing a pro­fes­sional to help you plan your project prop­erly — this will give your project the best chance of suc­cess.

Your favourite piece?

Prob­a­bly our art­work by Pat Hill­coat. I picked it up from the street after the artist had a clean-out of her stu­dio about 12 years ago. It re­minds me of a won­der­ful time liv­ing in a share house while com­plet­ing my Masters at the Univer­sity of Mel­bourne. Great peo­ple, great mem­o­ries.

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