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Vintage House – a Victorian miners cottage originally built around the 1860’s.
Interior created by Kali Cavanagh.

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The perfect marriage between old & new.
Vintage pieces with patina, texture and a story to tell… combined effortlessly with new luxury linens.


Our break this year included a few days getaway in Hepburn Springs / Daylesford. 

Upon arrival the charm of the impeccably appointed Vintage House was immediately calming, imploring a retreat from the thoughts and demands of life.   We were delighted to find there was something for everyone: Michael started snapping away on his I-Phone, his visual appetite more than satiated by the stunning interior, I started thumbing through the many wonderful books and magazines, mesmerised by, ‘a life less ordinary – interiors and inspirations’ by Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre, and Roisin scampered about exploring everything – her imagination running wild!

A little more about Vintage House:

A Victorian miners cottage originally built around the 1860’s.  Situated directly on the border of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs in Victoria.

The antique, vintage, industrial furniture and lighting has been sourced with love specifically for the house, from all around the globe, including – USA, UK, France and of course Melbourne along with tailor made furniture and pieces throughout.  Including:

  • Chesterfield sofas and bench seating
  • Antique cast iron fireplace surround from 1800’s France
  • Dining table from an old post office – late 1700’s England
  • Chambers Gas Stove from USA
  • Vintage Artwork from France
  • Vintage French linen cushions
  • Old wooden railway bench seats

Are you starting to get a vintage-industrial picture in your mind?

And being on holiday… a good night’s sleep is essential.  Not hard to accomplish on the large, comfy bed, fitted with beautiful linens chosen from Matteos – Los Angeles.  (Sorry to brand drop… but I suspect the linen selection was highly considered by the Interior Designer, and it was a new experience for us to sleep on actual linen sheets!)

The style ‘vintage – industrial’ is not one I have a natural affinity for.  To create a space styled like it would be quite beyond me… Perhaps that is why I enjoyed the home so much?  I found the marriage between old vintage pieces, and the comforts of new luxury linens and fittings so calming and pleasing to the senses.  I admire the skill and creativity of the Designer who did composed this very fine space – Kali Cavanagh – hats off to you!