Design tour reveals gems
SOUTH Gippsland’s architectural gems were shown off to the public last Sunday as part of the Meeniyan Art Gallery’s Design Tour.
Gallery chairman, Lindsay Moore, said the day was very successful, with around 50 people taking part in the tour and visiting four properties, one in Meeniyan, two in Fish Creek and one at Waratah.
“All were quite different in their approach to design and construction, and all were very interesting,” he said.
“It was certainly very enlightening to all the people who went and a good day was had by all.”
Mr Moore said the tour showed off yet another unique aspect of the region that is often hidden away and not recognised.
“In this area of the world, we have some really interesting properties. Because of our unique landscape with the rolling hills and magnificent coastline that both offer great views, we’re in a position to stimulate the interest of architecture and design and build very nice houses,” he said.
“You don’t realise until you drive around and look. Our tour emphasised the variety and scope of design in our area and was fantastic for people interested in exploring design and architecture.”
Guests also enjoyed an “incredible lunch” at the Waratah Hills Winery, which was sponsoring the tour.
Mr Moore said many of the participants, who travelled together in a mini bus for the day, expressed keen interest in taking part again next year.
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