Grand Designs Australia

Toowoomba English Farmhouse - Expert Tips

Discover tips from the experts behind the Toowoomba English Farmhouse from episode 6, season 5 of Grand Designs Australia.

After years working abroad, Sarah and English born husband Alistair Brodie-Fraser decided to relocate  back to Sarah’s home town of Toowoomba in Queensland. This time the move will be permanent – close to Sarah’s extended family. But with Sarah’s father being German, her mother Scottish and Alistair’s connection with the UK, memories of Europe were bound to have some influence in the design of their new house.

Their plan is for something that oozes heritage….. a classic English farmhouse that could be plucked from rural England and dropped onto their  one acre sloping block in sunny Queensland. What they want  is $2.4 million of grandeur from another place and time.

From the steep pitched tiled roof and traditional European interiors, to wood block herringbone flooring, Sarah and Alistair are committed to making everything as authentic as possible….with a  touch of fantasy.


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