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Wistow House finds Focus in the Hills

We love the Adelaide Hills. Historic villages set amidst stunning scenery, incredible produce and – of course – wineries for miles.

We also love how cold it gets there at the foot of the Mount Lofty Ranges as night draws in, and the wood smoke rises from the countless chimneys studding the region.

For one Australian family, ready to rest after years working around the world, these sublime hills would prove the perfect place to establish a home base for the ages. They called in architect Martin Williamson from Mountford Williamson Architecture, to conceive a home that would establish fluency between inside and out, providing them effortless comfort while connecting them deeply to the surrounding landscape.

The result is Wistow House, and it is quietly sensational.

Paxfocus, Wistow House
A big part of its comfort arises from the exquisite interior selections of Kate Harry, director and owner of Fabrikate. Inspired by the home’s setting, her choices emphasise natural materials and textures to create a consistent feeling of cozy warmth, while retaining a sense of cool sophistication.

Contributing to that warmth is the ever-popular Paxfocus, its black wall-suspended form striking against the white brick of the living room walls. Accompanying it, Oblica’s own Skate log holder adds a touch of zen simplicity to the heart of this surpassingly refined dwelling.

And with that generous Jardan sofa to recline upon at the end of a long day in heaven, we can’t think of a better kind of home to come home to and enjoy the changing seasons…

Paxfocus, Wistow House