ABOUT THE HOUSE
• 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...