Jeune Pritchard and her partner of 20 years journalist Helen Thomas have recently built a house on a piece of land just outside of Braidwood. A luxury after years of camping in a caravan on the land. The house has simple, honest bones, nestled into the side of a hill overlooking the paddocks where a menagerie of animals call home. Designed by Matt Darwon and built by Angelo Rossi the house has a corrugated iron exterior, faces north south and was built on a heat retaining cement slab. The interior is a large room with a fire-place at one end and kitchen at the other, bedrooms bookend the building , next to one a large bathroom, simple. The cupboards are pineboard, oiled. Jeune’s industrial furniture and Helen’s horse racing memorabilia happily co-exist in the space. Windows on both sides of the house collect the winter sun and look out over the paddocks where the cows Connie, Mable, Sweetie, Hermione and Lucy ( these cows won’t be seeing the gates of an Abattoir anytime soon) look in the other direction and donkey’s Mrs. D and her daughter Gracie will have you in a staring competition. Then there are the race horses, some who have run their race some yet to start. On weekends it is also home to dogs Harry and Hazel and a steady stream of friends.
The Architect Matt Darwon can be contacted here: Machineshed@bigpond.com
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