Eight a long time in the past, Andrew and Narelle Glynn acquired a slice of land out in Trentham, Victoria, with the aspiration of making a French-inspired weekend escape and boutique accomodation.
Acquiring previously lived in Toulouse for two many years, the Francophiles have been determined to re-create the French-provincial farmhouse-type they’d come to know and really like. ‘We chose Trentham for its charming township, excellent area enterprises and small group experience,’ clarifies Narelle.
It took them a yr to develop their nostalgic weekend escape, cautiously designing the develop to mirror the type and proportions of country residences in France. They sourced local and European suppliers for the products the windows and doors are from France roof tiles from Spain the timber flooring is engineered from 200-year-aged French Oak and the timber beams, lintels, mantles and window sills are all built from hardwood salvaged from piers and wharves all around Australia.
‘We did not want the home to seem like a new build, so we hand selected just about every function material to produce an aged patina,’ says Narelle.
From the second guests to The French House get there, a gravel driveway prospects them towards the pale brick farmhouse lined with creeping vines and pale blue shutters, topped with a terracotta tile roof. Out the again, eight French home windows and doorways under a grapevine-laden pergola provide sweeping sights out to the similarly charming parterre yard and tennis court docket.
Andrew, Narelle and their two little ones Henry and Sophie have adored staying transported to France just about every weekend getaway – so also have visitors to the boutique accommodation – but with new alternatives on the horizon, they’ve built the conclusion to place it on the industry.
‘It’s been a privilege to build this distinctive home,’ states Narelle. ‘We are enthusiastic to see who will be the blessed new proprietor.’