2nd Jul 2011Posted in: Designing, Ercildoune, Folio 2
Certainly one of my all time favourite places.

Ercildoune was settled in 1838 by the Livingstone-Learmonth teenage brothers, and became one of the most famous and widely renowned stations in Australia. The homestead construction is of large granite blocks cut by hand from the quarry on the property. Ercildoune, historic home of the Learmonth family, had been in decay for many years before coming into the hands of the current owners.

Bringing this large and imposing heritage listed house back to life as a welcoming country family home has been an incredibly satisfying project. It was a privilege to work on such a special building with a talented group of trade professionals.

The owners generously share the transformed grounds with open garden days. Outbuildings are slowly coming back to life and give further indication of what an industrious property it would once have been.

Certainly one of my all time favourite places.

2 Responses

  1. Olivia Whykes says:

    All I can say is Wow! I have been fascinated with Ercildoune since a Grade 5 excursion back in the mid 80’s! What a privilege it is to see these pics. I remember as a young girl it had been let go a bit and it made me so sad because I could see so much potential, of course back then I thought surely princesses must live there because it seemed like a place of fairy tales. This must have been a wonderful project. What a delight to see Ercildoune treated so respectfully. Many Thanks for sharing this on your website for all to see. Olivia

  2. Olivia Whykes says:

    Oh sorry, also by the way, did you know that Quoin Hill winery in Waubra tasting room and cafe is actually in (one of?) Ercildounes original shearing sheds. Steve and Trish Coleman restored it using reclaimed timbers and existing timbers from the property and did an amazing job. A great excuse to call in for a glass of wine! They named it Quoin Hill literally meaning ‘corner’ because I believe it is located on one of the corners of the original estate of Ercoldoune.

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