Fairlie Kingston’s fabulous home – Watson’s Bay

A few years back I ran into Fairlie at the Maitland Art Gallery where she was showing with her brother Peter.

Wondering around that exhibition I thought that they must a have had the most wonderful childhood, because there was so much innocent fun and play about that show.

Fairlie’s home, a fabulous weatherboard cottage in Watson’s Bay, is full of fun and wonder. Her mother, a beauty, had been quiet Fay said Fairlie. I think this is a quality Fairlie has in spades.

Every where I looked striking details and art, a little queen sitting on the window sill even the saucepans look like an artwork.


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  1. I had the good luck to visit this house in the 80’s to buy one of Peter’s Sydney Harbour prints as a present for my husband, Mark Colvin, who already owned one. What a beautiful house. We bought a weatherboard house when we returned to Sydney in 88.

  2. Thank you for sharing these beautiful shots and details of Fairlie’s and Kosta’s unique home. All the way from Italy it brings back timeless memories. One of our favourite corners of the world. Thank you Fair and Kos for having us!

  3. What a wonderful house. Filled with little mysteries and adventures. Why oh why did we stop building in weatherboard ? With big balconies and natural cross ventilation ? I can remember wanting to buy a weatherboard in the early 80s, but banks would not even talk to you ….. that had a strict ‘no timber’ policy. Crazy. Have so many memories of Watsons Bay – Alf Vokla swimming lessons in the frightening black harbour baths, beautiful Camp Cove.

    Thanks Fairlie for the opportunity to visit your world

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