House tour: butter factory turned toasty home

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Originally built as a butter factory and most recently used as a candle maker’s workshop, owners Greg Hatton and Lucy Marx had to melt an inch-thick coating of candle wax from the walls of their future home with boiling water before their renovation could begin. And I thought stripping wallpaper was bad… {all Tara Pearce… 

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House Tour: inside a Victorian collector’s cottage

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Ok, it’s the cottage that’s actually Victorian, but peep inside this antiquey Australian home and you’d be forgiven for thinking the owner hailed from a bygone era too! Amazing huh? Although the cottage has been standing since 1836 when it was built for the local blacksmith, current owner Deb Kavaliunas has only been living there… 

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Explore a quirky Brighton home

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After all the embellishment and lavish decorations of Christmas have been packed away, I find myself drawn to simpler styles as the New Year begins. I spotted this quirky Brighton home before Christmas but wanted to save it, as it’s a perfect example of the relaxed, reclaimed look I’m coveting at the moment and I… 

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