SHA Wins a Place in House & Garden’s Top 50 Rooms


I’m so delighted to have one of our rooms included in the House and Garden’s Top 50 Rooms Award for this year. They chose the library at the Chimene and Barry Cocking’s Guildford House.

The original owner was a local builder and the place was built in the late 1890s. This room was actually the original owner’s office and that’s why there is a stained glass window and door off to the side veranda.

House and Garden host an event for the people who have been selected in the Top 50 Rooms in Sydney. The room was filled with different designers and architects and we all had our room images up on the board.

The best part of all was seeing this old room, restored to original elegance, up on the board being celebrated with Australia’s best.