Saturday, July 9, 2011

House in Kangaroo Valley

This month I have a story in House & Garden Magazine about a property belonging to the Johnson family. The story is a little more special than usual as my husband designed the house.

The property, Binya Hill, is set in the most stunning spot in the northern reaches of Kangaroo Valley - just under 2 hours south of Sydney. There locality is called Barrengarry nestled just below Barrengarry Mountain which is the mountain that leads up to Fitzroy Falls and the Southern Highlands.

Rob designed most of the rooms to face the view and the sunny northern aspect. There is a brick gallery which runs like a spine linking all these rooms with the rooms at rear which is where the Johnsons hang artworks and photos.
The rooms facing south are mostly utility rooms like the laundry and garage.

I have included some more shots I thought were worth seeing as the magazine never has the room to show you every angle!


  1. I love the Kangaroo Valley and this home.

  2. Stunningly beautiful

  3. What a view and a half! Amazing! Just imagine having a bath while gazing out of that window at such a scene. Pure, unadulterated bliss.

    Can't see much of the architecture in these shots, but I do love the angles on the roof line in that exterior shot.

  4. You guys make a talented team! I thoroughly enjoyed reading this story in House & Garden. What a beautiful location to live in!!

  5. Amazing! Just imagine having a bath while gazing out of that window at such a scene.

    Silver MLM

  6. Wow! This is really pretty (: I love gorgeous scenery and that is definitely defined as gorgeous. It's really coincidential that I just visited Kangaroo Valley a few months ago. And it truly is BEAUTIFUL!

  7. I have never visited this area but it is on my wish is this house!

  8. This is such a stunning home and look at that view!


  9. So tranquil and beautiful. Lovely job!


  10. I was so excited when I came across this article because Robin designed our house and Strongbuild will be building it. We're just going to council now so should be finished next year. Can't wait!