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Jun132012

Stalking muted elegance

Refined and elegant, muted colours and old family antiques, stunning views and a pool perched on the edge of the valley. Glen Athan at Berry in the Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales. A 105-acre retreat with a house that blends Australian heritage design with contemporary luxury. Love the wide rustic floor boards, the tongue and groove walls, the wonderful old 12 pane windows and the view. An impressive family pile. For sale here while the link lasts. One would need lots of new money to buy this old money farmhouse.

Reader Comments (13)

Hi Jo,
It reminds me a little of Jackie O's House......
It's sooooo classically beautiful! ;o)
Tania xx

Wow! That is beautiful. I wish my Australian home was like that. Unfortunately my little place in the world would probably fit inside one those bedrooms. What a spectacular view. I can just see myself curled up on a chair on that veranda book in one hand, glass of red in the other.

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeaghan

Museum quality without the museum ... well, okay, there's a bit of museum feel to it -- this is a house that is just so very perfect, you want someone to leave a scarf on the table, or a book open on a bed. Leave the dog loafing on the sofa -- anything! But 'family pile' is the perfect description, alright. Just that touch of noblesse oblige. Definitely put together by someone who knew to take off one last piece of jewelry before leaving the house.

HATE the pool. Breaks the mood, and infinity is just so 15 minutes ago!

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterOregonbird

Pretty sure this is Jackie O's house actually. If so, I can't believe she's selling - it's beautiful and in a gorgeous part of the world. Will be interested to know if anyone can confirm for sure, but I think it is? K

Beautiful - I'm going to move in when I retire!

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatalie Singh

LOVE. THIS.

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkath

Its not really my usual style, but I'd still happily move in tomorrow and not change a thing!

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJules

Like Jules above me, this isn't a style I ever craved for myself -- but it is graceful, gracious and so very livable, I might rethink my cravings.

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered Commenterholland

I'm sold - what a lovely house. I even like the furniture!

Who is Jackie O?

13 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTricia Rose

Who is Jackie O? O my. But 'she' can't be selling, even if it were her house, as she has passed numerous years ago. The home however is gorgeous. Very tranquil and timeless.

14 Jun 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAvery

You got me at porch! Lovely house, amaizing place, location, location, location.

By the way who is Jackie O.? I thought there was just 1 Jackie O. Was she cloned? How interesting!

15 Jun 2012 | Unregistered Commenterromy

The designers have stuck to a theme here and executed it perfectly. Beautiful!

18 Jun 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthecitygourmand

Jackie O, as in 2DayFM radio host.

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