8 decades ago, Andrew and Narelle Glynn bought a slice of land out in Trentham, Victoria, with the dream of making a French-inspired weekend escape and boutique accomodation.
Acquiring beforehand lived in Toulouse for two many years, the Francophiles ended up determined to re-build the French-provincial farmhouse-style they’d come to know and really like. ‘We selected Trentham for its charming township, great community corporations and compact group truly feel,’ clarifies Narelle.
It took them a year to make their nostalgic weekend escape, carefully designing the establish to replicate the design and proportions of state properties in France. They sourced area and European suppliers for the components the home windows and doors are from France roof tiles from Spain the timber flooring is engineered from 200-calendar year-outdated French Oak and the timber beams, lintels, mantles and window sills are all created from hardwood salvaged from piers and wharves all over Australia.
‘We didn’t want the house to look like a new create, so we hand chosen every single characteristic materials to supply an aged patina,’ suggests Narelle.
From the second guests to The French Dwelling arrive, a gravel driveway prospects them in direction of the pale brick farmhouse lined with creeping vines and pale blue shutters, topped with a terracotta tile roof. Out the back again, eight French home windows and doorways less than a grapevine-laden pergola produce sweeping views out to the similarly charming parterre yard and tennis court.
Andrew, Narelle and their two young children Henry and Sophie have