Nestled amidst the vineyards of the Hunter Valley and surrounded by mountains, this sprawling country estate by Sydney Custom Home builder Miniter Projects is an outstanding example of what can be achieved by blending traditional designs with today’s technology and resources.

Project managed and built by Sydney’s Miniter Projects, the Australian Colonial style home sits graciously in its rural surroundings, appearing as though it has occupied the same space for many decades. Rustic colonial style details abound at every turn, from the landscaping to rustic lighting and stained glass windows the attention to detail and commitment to authenticity is clearly apparent.

A grand driveway leads to the impressive entry of the expansive home which is surrounded by wrap around verandahs and beautifully manicured gardens.  The home has been finished with several eco-friendly initiatives and recycled materials such as an abundance of beautiful reclaimed red ironbark flooring sourced from two old bridges. For energy efficiency the home also features fully insulated walls, ceilings and floors to shield the home from the major temperature variations of the Hunter Valley.

Solar hot water units that are LPG boosted when required, and a recycled grey water system for use on the gardens and lawns add to the solar passive design. The generously sized architectural verandahs  finished with timber lining, not only allow ample room for entertaining whilst looking out over the stunning rural vista but also serve to protect the house from the summer sun.

Incorporating a total of 1,560sqm under the roof over a single level, this 5 bedroom, 5 bathroom luxurious country home has rooms of grand proportions including a 120sqm ope plan living area with a fireplace and stunning leadlight feature in the ceiling.

The reclaimed red ironbark flooring flows throughout the home adding an organic warmth whilst traditional features such as curved ceilings in the hall and extensive internal joinery add to the colonial character and showcase the exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail that has gone into this outstanding home.

Designed to allow guests to enjoy the property in privacy the master suite is separate from the guests suite and main living areas.


With a focus on eco-friendly design and country homes Sydney based Miniter Homes specialises in the design and construction of luxury custom homes in Sydney and in rural NSW.  Drawing upon his 32 years’ experience in the residential building industry, owner David Miniter serves as the main contact for clients, from start to finish, overseeing projects on a daily basis to uphold the quality craftsmanship that has built Miniter’s reputation.

From custom and luxury homes in the heart of Sydney, to country homes in the Hunter Valley and Southern Highlands, Miniter Homes focuses on the use of high quality eco products and on delivering exceptional, personalised customer service.

Miniter Projects
PO Box 560
Crows Nest NSW 1585
Phone: +61 0414 998 727