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The Journey of building our forever home

The Journey of building our forever home

The Wren & Whippet | House of the week

This gorgeous Modern Country style home located in the picturesque Blue Mountains is a stunner. Recently featured in Country Style Magazine, this beautiful 5 bedroom home is now offered as a luxury getaway for those that love style and sophistication. It's the kind of house that you can enjoy with family and friends for the perfect country weekend escape.

Who lives here

Kasturi; owner of legal practise Wren & Co Lawyers, hubby Simon; Director of IT company Bluesource plus two fur babies; Whippets Coco & Toby, ages 5 and 6 respectively. 

Style of home and location

Modern Country style located in Leura, Blue Mountains, Australia

Timeline of build

It took one and a half years to find the perfect block. The block itself was a jungle but the tree lined driveway gave it a glimmer of possibility and hope.  It took 9 months for the design process and preparation for the DA and another 9 months to get council approval. It then took 1.5 years to actually build the house which my husband did as an owner builder.

Tell us a little about your build journey

The journey had its moments of joy, anguish, trepidation and uncertainty. There were unexpected costs, delays and problems.  There were times I thought we would never be done. I used to dream of what it would be like sitting in my lounge room. The part I loved so much was towards the end when I got to style the home.  You can read more about their building journey on their blog www.Passagetoleura.com

What do you love about Modern Country style and where did you find your inspiration for your beautiful home?

I went crazy on Pinterest. I found the pictures that resonated with me and then made it my mission to source similar finishes.

Favourite room in your home?

My favourite room would have to be the main bedroom and lounge room.

Tell us a little on staying at your beautiful accommodation

The home is a perfect retreat. Luxurious without being too overwhelming. Peaceful with out being isolated.  Nourishing to the soul is the sentiment I experience but to our guests, Wren & Whippet is a place they can escape from the world with their closest family and friends.  We have a perfect cooks kitchen with a large Falcon oven, a fire pit for evening or pre or post dinner ramblings and a French fireplace for those wine and cheese moments.  For families the best part is a large TV on the other side of the home, away from the adult zones.

To book at a stay at this gorgeous country retreat please see www.wrenandwhippet.com.au


Instagram account                                           @wrenandwhippet

Building Design                                                Storybook Homes

Garden Design                                                  Myles Baldwin

A few of Kasturi & Simon's favourite suppliers for the house

Lounge Camerich
Tables   Stonepony
Decor Tomolly   
Tiles Rosa Stone
Stools and Hoshi armchairs Stylecraft Home

Enquiries relating to any items used in the house that aren't tagged please contact Kasturi over on her Instagram @wrenandwhippet 

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