• The front and back doors are painted in Fire­stone, the in­te­rior walls are Nat­u­ral White and the glass splash­back in the kitchen is Ap­ple­gate, all by Du­lux. 13 25 25; du­lux.com.au • Build­ing work was by The Built Col­lec­tive — spe­cial­ists in sus­tain­able de­sign. the­built­col­lec­tive.com.au • Ar­chi­tect Ka­t­rina Lo­gan, from Lo­gan Stu­dio in Castle­maine, did the ini­tial de­sign and co­or­di­nated the project un­til the build com­menced. (03) 5470 6287; lo­ganstu­dio.com.au • Tim­ber cladding in the gables is a mix­ture of tim­bers that were bought as sec­onds from Wood­form Ar­chi­tec­tural. 1800 008 828; wood­for­march.com • Floor­ing is re­cy­cled Tas­ma­nian oak from The Sal­vage Yard, Castle­maine. 0435 500 112; the­sal­vage­yard.com.au • Stonework land­scap­ing is by Castle­maine stone­ma­son Kaya Storm from Ar­row­stone Ma­sonry and De­sign. 0428 664 630; kayas­torm.com • Ja­panese win­dows in the mez­za­nine are by Mat Shears Wood­works. mat­s­hear­swood­works.com

and two bed­rooms down­stairs. “We put Ja­panese win­dows up there to open it up and a lou­vre win­dow in the gable as I wanted ven­ti­la­tion through the up­stairs.” The mel­low tim­ber floor­ing is also re­cy­cled, from an old school. In the kitchen Sarah chose the ap­ple green splash­back and an heir­loom wardrobe from David’s fam­ily has been con­verted to a dresser. “It was my great grand­par­ents’,” he says. “It al­ways looked like a bed­room piece in the kitchen in the old sta­bles so I took the mir­rors out, re­placed them with clear glass, put some shelves in and it was trans­formed.” David’s art col­lec­tion hangs on the walls in most rooms. “A lot of my col­lec­tion is do­ing swaps with fel­low artists, in­clud­ing John R Walker, David Moore and Ge­of­frey Ri­cardo, which is a good way to build a col­lec­tion,” says David. “My grand­fa­ther was a very good wa­ter­colour artist and some of his paint­ings also hang on the walls. His dis­tant cousins were the Lind­say fam­ily and I have four of Lionel Lind­say’s wood en­grav­ings, plus a painted woomera by Al­bert Na­matjira that I in­her­ited from my other grand­fa­ther who was posted up at Her­manns­burg dur­ing World War II.” Build­ing in­vari­ably means mak­ing com­pro­mises that even an artist can’t avoid. “I’ve found that with huge win­dows, there’s not a lot of hang­ing space,” says David. For­tu­nately he al­ways has the stu­dio down in the gar­den — a place where his art is un­hin­dered. “The stu­dio is my sanc­tu­ary,” he says. David Frazer is hav­ing a solo ex­hi­bi­tion at Beaver Gal­leries in Can­berra un­til March 4th, and will be run­ning a print­mak­ing course on the Greek Is­land of Skope­los in Septem­ber. Visit dfrazer.com

CLOCK­WISE Nat­u­ral White paint from Du­lux makes the per­fect back­drop for the cou­ple’s col­lec­tion of trea­sures; look­ing down the side of the house to the gar­den and stu­dio. Stone­ma­son Kaya Storm did the paving and stonework; fresh picked flow­ers in the...

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