Individual Country Style

Ten years ago, a Merewether couple decided to plan their future retirement home in the outlying picturesque countryside of Woodville, close to Paterson and Maitland. This was a major lifestyle change, as the couple had lived in a popular beachside suburb for thirty years.

The owners found a private 1.41-hectare lot tucked away at the end of a cul-de-sac with sweeping views of the countryside dotted with grazing cows – not overlooked and very private.

The couple then discovered in an architectural magazine their perfect dream home – the original Bush Pavilion series by Byron Bay designer Phillip Pratt, creator of a home perfect for a rural setting or acreage. The classic architectural forms of the bush pavilion allow it to embrace the complete 360 degrees of its location, using wrap-around verandahs that can be enclosed, glazed or left open.

Pavilion building is founded on the principle that innovative design, using prefabricated systems and custom features, can produce homes of simple beauty, flexible functionality and environmental harmony.

Read more in Edition 77 of Hunter & Coastal Lifestyle Magazine.

Story Marilyn Collins Images Kathleen MacKay.