A Queensland Treasure: working farm home blending old and new


No matter what your style, this charming home on a working farm is sure to catch your eye

When it comes to great design, we often turn to the Swedish or the French — but we can also find great design right here at home, as this traditional-style house by Garth Chapman Queenslanders proves. “Our award-winning home designs are renowned for their authenticity of architecture, superior inclusions, high level of attention to detail and uniqueness,” says Stephen Havas, director of Garth Chapman Queenslanders.

The company’s latest project sits on a working, multi-generational cattle property south-west of Brisbane and features a timeless design that speaks of peace, tranquillity and reverence for nature. Needless to say, the end result is truly breathtaking. The authentic facade of the home replicates traditional designs from a century ago. The detailing, both externally and internally, is of the highest calibre and it’s this old-style charm, coupled with delightful features, that sets it apart from your standard residence.

Proving that classic is best, the light colour palette chosen for the exterior of the home is a major attraction. The clean white facade accentuates the simple elegance of the design while acting as the perfect counterpoint to the tapestry of rich greens provided by its semi-rural surroundings.

Simple, classic styling is the perfect complement to the delightful digs. Inside, polished wooden floorboards and intricately carved wooden archways continue to showcase the home’s traditional design. The interior spaces also display the Garth Chapman’s ability to interweave tradition with modernity. “Our houses are designed and built with contemporary finishes to suit modern living,” says Stephen.

The kitchen is an example of understated modern design. Clean, white tiling pairs with traditional timber and glass-panelled cabinetry. Similarly, a white stone benchtop is complemented by white walls and cupboards to provide an attractive finish that creates generous light and space.

The one-storey home makes best use of the available space with four bedrooms and two bathrooms. It also boasts a modern open-plan layout that positions the kitchen, dining and lounge areas adjacent to each other, providing the perfect area for entertaining. Moving into the bathroom, you discover another fine example of modern design. The glass-panelled walk-in shower creates a sense of openness and the bright colour palette adds to the light and airy feel of the space.

This grand home fuses beauty with function and exemplifies why Garth Chapman Queenslanders is one of Queensland’s most trusted names in the industry. “Our homes are easy to live in, are pleasing to the eye and provide good value,” says Stephen. “We offer families a home they will love to own and that future generations will appreciate and enjoy.”

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