- Architecture & development
The Wensley is a holiday home in Victoria, Australia, that acts as a true oasis of peace and relaxation. In collaboration with Lisa Buxton Interiors, a rural and refined home was created, full of light, warmth and texture.
The Wensley is a haven of peace and serenity in the hills of Wensleydale, a remote part of the Surf Coast hinterland, in Victoria, Australia. The cosy holiday home consists of a wooden, architect-designed house with a shed attached, both of which are made entirely from recycled logs and iron bark. The holiday home takes inspiration from iconic Australian barns and American ski chalets. Upon entering, the view of the valley is framed by a wooden bridge that connects the house and the barn. The house itself has been designed, built and decorated to the finest detail. The high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and natural finishes combine to create an airy, uncluttered and beautiful space, where guests can catch their breath and escape the cares of city life.
The kitchen, lounge and dining room have an open design and offer panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The barn houses a TV room and laundry room.
The natural finishes create airy, uncluttered and beautiful spaces.
For the interior, the help of Lisa Buxton Interiors was sought. It had to be a relaxed, rural yet sophisticated style. She opted for a simple monochrome palette, leather and organic fibres, and the walls, floors and ceilings are made of different types of wood. In doing so, she created a house full of light, warmth, texture and rural quirks, yet with a strong sense that it is a piece of modern design embedded in the landscape.
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Interior by Lisa Buxton Interiors
Photography by Lisa Cohen
Styling by Tess Newman Morris