Inside Stylist Steve Cordony’s European-Inspired Country Farmhouse

After more than three years of searching, and then six years of renovating, Steve Cordony’s idyllic farmhouse in country New South Wales is finally complete.

The leading interior stylist and his partner Mike fell in love with Rosedale Farm in 2017, and restoring it has been a true ‘labour of love’ ever since.

Nestled on 120 acres, the elegant property features an 1877 homestead that’s been updated with European influences, enchanting gardens and two luxurious guest houses – which have just been listed on Airbnb for bookings! 

Christina Karras

Welcome to Rosedale Farm, in Orange, New South Wales! Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

A look at the elegant main house, which was built in 1877 and has been lovingly restored with a European influence. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

The property is filled with enchanting ‘story book’ charm. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

It’s been six years’ worth of work, but the beautifully restored accomodation is finally complete. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Steve Corondy inside Guest House One. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

The stunning formal dining room of the main homestead! Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

The renovated properties pay homage to its heritage roots while bringing it into the contemporary world. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Marble and gold accents enhance the home. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

One of the three glamourous bathrooms inside the main residence. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

The two-bedroom guest houses are just as dreamy as the homestead, with a living space, a luxurious en-suite bathroom, and designer kitchenette. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

It’s the best parts of country style, mixed with modern elegance! Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Steve took inspiration from European country estates for the styling. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

‘The property has a special feel, and every time we would invite family and friends it would be even more special,’ Steve says. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

‘We wanted to open the guest houses with Airbnb because we wanted to share that same feeling and this special part of the world with people from all over.’ Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

A rustic barn on the farm. Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Along with some sheep, a small herd of belted galloway, two shire horses, the property is also home to some chickens, ducks, geese, doves, guinea fowl, white peacocks, a camel and two ostriches! Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Rosedale Farm is made up of 120 lush green acres! Photo – Courtesy Airbnb

Christina Karras
27th of February 2023

If you’ve been looking to escape to the country, it’s hard to think of a more serene place than interior stylist Steve Cordony’s Instagram-famous Rosedale Farm

Dating back to 1877, the recently restored estate looks like something from the pages of a country magazine or a grand homestead hidden somewhere in Europe. But it’s actually just a 3.5 hour drive from Sydney, located near Orange, New South Wales.

‘We were searching for a country house for three and a half years and a friend of ours sent us a picture from the local newspaper with Rosedale for sale,’ Steve says. 

‘We thought we would go and have a look, and instantly we just fell in love with the property. The first time we visited, there was just something special about the landscape and where the house was situated at the bottom of a valley – it looked like something from a story book.’

Since then, Steve and his partner Mike have spent the last six years lovingly updating the historic property. In addition to re-plumbing, re-wiring, fixing some rising damp and opening up the interiors, they transformed the six-bedroom main residence, and created two farm stays positioned amongst the estate’s manicured gardens!

‘The floor plan is essentially the same, as we wanted to keep the heritage and the Georgian style architecture as close to the original as possible,’ Steve says. ‘We reinstated all of the cornices in every room.’

A picture-perfect, all-white facade and romantic verandah welcomes guests to the property. But much like Steve’s own signature style – which is a ‘contrast between traditional and contemporary’ – the interiors blend contemporary gold accents with rustic timber details, ornate chandeliers and exposed bricks. Antique furniture also rounds out its historic charm. 

‘I took inspiration from a lot of European detailing, and specifically with the guest houses, referenced many different Italian farm houses,’ Steve adds. 

And after loving seeing friends and family enjoy the magic of Rosedale Farm Steve and Mike have decided to open the doors of the guest houses to the public. They’ve now listed them on Airbnb to share their ‘special part of the world with people from all over’!

One group has already snapped up Airbnb’s exclusive four-night stay to enjoy the entire property this Easter, but lucky for us, bookings at the guest houses are ongoing.

Book your stay at Rosedale Farm’s guest houses on Airbnb here

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