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BEST OF Australian Homes 2013 · Peter and Helen Cole

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24th December, 2013
Lucy Feagins
Tuesday 24th December 2013

Living room. Timber sculpture at left - 'Impossible Alliance' , 1979 by Peter D Cole.  Large sculpture with books - 'Information' , 2009 by Peter D Cole.  Wicker chair by Marc Newson.  Photo - Sean Fennessy, production - Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

The open plan living area, designed by Peter, looks out to the back garden through an amazing enormous frameless glass window.   Vintage Danish leather sofa in foreground. Timber sculpture near door - 'Impossible Alliance' , 1979 by Peter D Cole. Photo - Sean Fennessy, production - Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Living room. Timber sculpture at left - 'Impossible Alliance' , 1979 by Peter D Cole.  Large sculpture with books - 'Information' , 2009 by Peter D Cole.  Wicker chair by Marc Newson.  Photo - Sean Fennessy, production - Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

Today's 'Best of' home is hands down one of my personal favourites of all the homes we've featured on TDF, EVER.  It's not often you come across a home quite so unique, and so intertwined with the creative practice of its owners.  Nestled in a pretty street in Kyneton in Victoria's Spa country, this home belongs to celebrated Australian sculptor Peter Cole (or as he is professionally know, Peter D. Cole), and his partner Helen, a painter.  In a way, the home is almost like an extension of Peter's work, bearing many of the hallmarks of his distinctive, angular sculptures.

Peter and Helen are such a truly incredible pair - so full of enthusiasm and wisdom and passion for all things creative, with lots of stories to share.  Photographing their beautiful home with Sean Fennessy earlier this year was just a DREAM SHOOT, in wonderful company.  We also got to check out Peter's purpose built studio adjacent to the home, where he creates his amazing sculptures.  Peter has won numerous accolades over the past 40 odd years, and his work can be seen in many collections throughout Australia, including the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra's Parliament House, and at Brisbane International Airport.

Peter is represented by John Buckley Gallery in Melbourne, and you can also visit Peter's website to learn a little more about his work.

For more shots of Peter and Helen's amazing home in Kyneton, do check out the original post here!  (That pool!  Oh Lord.  TO DIE FOR.)

Peter's 'Shibuya' sculpture sits on a shelf at the front door.  Photo - Sean Fennessy, production - Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

AMAZING pool, hiding from view down one side of the house, accessable via the master bedroom.  Photo - Sean Fennessy, production - Lucy Feagins / The Design Files.

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