Open Homes Australia
Get the Charming Look of this Historic Modern Cottage for Less
Use this historic Australian home as a template for achieving the perfect balance of old and new!
In this clip of Open Homes Australia, we visit Inverleigh, a town in rural Australia that was founded in 1847. We step into a stone cottage which was built around the same time as the town originated.
Glen Nobes of GNK Building gives a tour of the home that has been renovated for modern times yet still retains much of its original structure and charm.The owner wanted to keep the rich heritage of the home so the original stones are still there but next to an addition of white walls and a modern door. The front porch still exists with the aluminum awning and a wooden rocking chair.
The kitchen is a simple design with stainless steel appliances and gray and white tones on the backsplash and kitchen counters. The bathrooms contain similar coloring and finishes as the kitchen. The wooden floorings add warmth to the home.
The most striking detail to us was the hallway which had both the original stones up against the white walls and wooden floors. We love the industrial style lighting fixture in the hallway. While you can’t necessarily get those historic stone walls in your home, we did find five items that will help you get the look for less (LFL)! Read on to see how you can integrate pieces from this stone cottage into your own home.