The Ellis House, located at Kyneton, about an hour from Melbourne, sits a 1860's four bedroom home which has been renovated in a moody palette with lots of texture and rich details. Ellis House offers three-quarters of an acre of beguiling gardens, space to comfortably sleep eight adults, relaxed linens, elegant lighting and a modern, relaxed aesthetic. The house has been renovated inside and out, carefully keeping intact the building’s original features while planning for contemporary needs. Inspired by Belgium interiors and the desire for luxurious taste, they have harmonised the old and the new through colour, furniture, and carefully selected decor.
The lounge features a grand living room with an aged leather sofa, open fireplace and a dining table for scrabble or dining. This house also offers a study area, comfortable enough to get deep into a novel or two, and modern enough to have the light to access your ipad. The main bedroom features a cushion top king sized bed, and Belgium linen. The north bedroom has a bit of an industrial edge to it, featuring rustic industrial lights with the romance of a Dutch chandelier and view of the sage garden. The kitchen is equipped with a pantry to prepare foods, or take a trip to the local gourmet deli and out to the Campaspe river for a day out. The country styled dining room features a old English farmhouse table, and seats 8. Borrow some ideas from the Ellis House for your own home.
Photographs by Sharyn Cairns