An outstanding example of Federation architecture, Deltroit is widely regarded as one of the premier pastoral holdings on the eastern seaboard of Australia. The homestead was designed by Sydney Federation architect William Nixon, known for many large and notable houses, churches and public buildings. The 2,545-hectare station is owned by billionaire Sir Michael Hintze, a friend of Prince Charles.
Completely renovated in 2000 with all period Federation features retained, the latest refurbishment focused on upgrading a large lobby, mud and cloak room, orangery, large family room and commercial grade kitchen. The project included a free standing recreational pavilion, with living quarters, gym, sauna and steam room. It features wide verandahs, billiard room, marble fireplaces, five bedrooms and 3 bathrooms.
The refurbishment, completed to exacting standards, was managed by Ladex Construction, with London-based architectural firm, Our Place and a range of consultants and trades on this project.
We were privileged to be asked to install parquetry to the entire living wing of this historic homestead.
In keeping with the style and integrity of the original homestead, and to the specifications of the owner and architects we used European Oak, featuring a two-block border with mitred corners and finished with a specialty stain, specifically created for this space, by Ivan Kirton and His team.
LOCATION: Detroit Homestead, Gundagai, NSW 2722
ARCHITECTS: Our Place, architect developer London,
ARCHITECTS: GPG Architecture & Design Wagga Wagga
HERITAGE: Our Place, architect developer London
BUILDER: Ladex Construction
INTERIOR DESIGN: Greta Unkuri Interiors