The Station Household is 1 of the oldest standing structures in Daylesford (located about 90 minutes north-west of Melbourne). Theresa Albiloi and Tony De Marco acquired this residence in 2015, kicking off eight months of renovations to bring the rundown property up to scratch.
The few are seasoned renovators, and one particular of their golden procedures is to often reside in a home although undergoing is effective. ‘This offers us a emotion for the put, which can help with the design and style choices,’ Theresa explains. ‘It’s not easy to get into the head of a visitor except you have lived in a assets oneself.’
When spectacular in mother nature, the residence wanted major operate to accommodate its intended life as a getaway home. Walls in the kitchen area and dining areas have been teared down to open up the entire dwelling house.
Nearly all the home’s time period functions were retained in the procedure, like the initial vaulted ceilings, hearth and 160-year-aged French doors foremost out to the backyard garden. The few even further enhanced this out of doors relationship by adding additional glass doorways and windows. ‘We had this eyesight of someone waking up and being motivated to go for an early morning stroll to explore the property’s 3 acres,’ Theresa states.
Theresa styled the residence in her distinctive aesthetic, characterised by classic leather household furniture and grand furnishings. Most parts ended up procured locally from The Mill Industry in city, including to the uniquely ‘Daylesford’ feeling of this residence! ‘A ton of areas attempt to go for the classic feeling, but it’s not genuine, mainly because the homes on their own are only a handful of decades old. The Station Household is genuinely one particular of the oldest standing structures in city, and guests can experience the heritage,’ claims Theresa. ‘Sometimes I question if we have bought some thing from a area supplier which belonged to the house’s first 19th century entrepreneurs.’
The Station Household is today one particular of nine properties owned by Theresa and Tony, and a person of 70 (!) the pair take care of as section of their organization, The Properties Daylesford. It is only been a few yrs given that they initially settled in the town, but the pair are plainly a driving power behind Daylesford’s ongoing popularity as a travel place. ‘It is incredibly worthwhile doing work and residing in this kind of a beautiful city,’ states Theresa. ‘All of the business house owners appear out for each individual other, because we know the town positive aspects when anyone is prosperous.’