Miner’s cottage restoration in Australia: Vintage House Daylesford

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Vintage House Daylesford is an 1860s miner’s cottage that has been completely restored and re-designed by interior designer Kali Cavanagh, located on the border of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, Victoria, Australia. Surrounded by various established trees, Vintage House Daylesford sits high on almost an acre of land with views over Wombat State Forest and Doctors Gully.

The home is available to rent as luxury accommodation and location hire. The house and studio currently sleep a maximum of 6 people, with rates ranging from $620 – $2,740, depending on whether you want to stay one night or a week, from here.

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Here is a description of the project from the website:

Sit in the leather chesterfield sofas and enjoy a glass of wine by the unique 1800’s cast iron fireplace from France. Original French CAFE sign sits above. Surrounded by many industrial furniture finds from the US.

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Completely restored and re-designed with love to highlight the original features of the house. Combining the use of wood, metals and shades of white, black and everything in between to bring new life to the cottage. Finished with antique, vintage and industrial furniture and artwork from around the globe.

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An old post office table from England made in the 1700’s sits with industrial wooden chairs and a leather chesterfield banquette. Seats eight. Large original stable doors open up to the side garden which holds a fire pit and an over-sized custom designed outdoor table made from oak and metal.

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The layout of the house was re-designed to enjoy open plan living.

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Cook up a feast in the restored 1920’s gas Chambers oven from the US which sits pride of place in the center of the kitchen. A double butler sink, dishwasher,  industrial lighting also from the US along with custom made lighting. Old church doors were restored to house the fridge. Custom designed island bench made from old industrial metal legs and separate wood top is a perfect place for breakfast.

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Each room has been carefully considered and designed. With three bedrooms and three bathrooms in total.

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Two bedrooms have been combined to create the ultimate bedroom and en-suite! Featuring a king sized bed and luxury linens from the US. Enjoy a soak in an original claw foot bath before bed or shower in the en-suite bathroom which you enter through restored barn doors.

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Enjoy sleeping in the ‘grey room’ with high ceilings, luxury linens surrounded by antique and industrial furniture and art from the US, France and the UK.

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Lie back and enjoy the view in an over-sized bath big enough for two! It features a marble surround and large shower head from the UK. The large industrial window opens up fully to the nature surrounds.

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Custom designed window, bench and mirror make the bathroom unique – combining industrial vintage pieces with new metal and materials to create the ultimate bathroom for a weekend away.

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Vintage House Daylesford sits on just under an acre of land. The garden studio makes up a very private 3rd bedroom, complete with queen bed, luxury linens, original artwork from an old garage in the US and industrial pendant lighting.

An over-sized claw foot bath with shower looks out a large wall of glass to the valley below. Also contains a separate toilet, reverse cycle heating and air-conditioning and wall mounted TV to make the studio the perfect romantic hideaway!

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The house and studio sit on almost an acre of land with large established willow trees, pine trees and many fruit trees including plums, lemons, apples and olive trees.

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Photos: Armelle Habib

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