First off, we’d love to hear the story about how you discovered this gorgeous property in the rural town of Orange, New South Wales.
[My partner] Michael and I searched for three years until a friend of ours sent us a snapshot of Rosedale from the local paper. We decided to go for a weekend in Orange and view the property, and we fell in love instantly and purchased the house three weeks later!
Can you tell us a bit about the renovation process?
We started by spending months clearing and tidying the garden and also removing carpet and any old in-built joinery or fixtures we didn’t want. From there, layer by layer, we rebuilt each room starting with overall re-wiring and re-plumbing of the entire house, opening up walls to create larger living spaces, removing the render where we had water damage and re-plastering, painting and/or wallpapering each room, painting the exterior of the house, sanding the floorboards, installing a new kitchen, laundry and bathrooms, and buying new furniture for the entire home!