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The problem was poor indoor-outdoor flow and limited storage, but this family made the renovation possible with some clever planning and keeping their costs in check

Meet and Greet

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Kate Thorpe, 39 (director of Williams Road), Nick Thorpeaccent pillow case baby, 41 (director of Oceania Medical and The Defib Store), Ralph, 5, Oscar, 3, Hugo, 2, and chickens Coco and Chanel.

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Budget:?$800,000 approx.

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Its new layout maximises indoor-outdoor flow and is ideal for year-round entertaining.

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Before renovations, this home had limited access to its rear garden and the land was woefully underutilised.

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The elegant kitchen and dining spaces have been furnished with products from Kate’s own homeware brand Williams Road.

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Kitchen before.

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Living area before.

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The stylish bar, complete with aged mirrored glass which Kate cleverly made, can be discreetly concealed behind a custom barn slider. A large geometric floor rug in the living space defines the lounge zone in this open-plan layout.

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Custom-made cabinetry and shelving in the living area provides a place to display mementoes, family portraits and Williams Road accessories which Kate has collected on her various sourcing trips to Bali.

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Contacts

Interior design: Kate Shanahan InteriorsLandscape design: Xanthe White DesignKitchen design: Kristen Basra

Words by: Annick Larkin. Photography by: Emma McDonald.

Chatting with her, you instantly feel like you want to giggle and gossip and share all of your secrets as if she was a sister or trusted best friend. Unsurprisingly, her home has the same effect, hugging you in the minute you step through the door. For over a decade, Lisa has been one half of Gungor, a Grammy-nominated musical duo that she created with her partner Michael. And just last year, Lisa wrote and published her first book, The Most Beautiful Thing I’ve Seen, a memoir that looks at her unexpected religious journey, family life on the road and the magic of her daughter Lucie, a child born with Down syndrome.

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