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5 country homes to inspire your tree change dreams

Picture perfect headland home
If you’re thinking of swapping city life for rolling green hills and pristine country air you’re not alone. Following last week’s episode of Master Plan (the video toured dreamy Headland House, an abode designed by Atelier Andy Carson  and perched on a sprawling coastal site overlooking Werri Beach in NSW) we’re all dreaming of an escape to leafier pastures.

We’ve trawled some of the most epic architecturally designed country homes around Australia, all with unique spaces to inspire your tree change.

Yallingup, WA

Positioned in the Yallingup Hills this beautiful modern farmhouse ticks all the boxes. Architecturally designed by local craftsmen and set on one hectare, these digs offer a modern take on the traditional country cottage. Think soaring 4m-high ceilings clad in timber and large fixed pane gallery windows to capture the surrounding valley views. Bliss.

The ceilings in this stunning home are clad in West Australian Blackbutt timber. 

Positioned in the Yallingup Hills this beautiful modern farmhouse captures the breathtaking views over the Gunyulgup Valley. Picture:

The elevated deck and pool areas are perfectly positioned to make the most of the winter sun and the incredible view out to the valley. We simply couldn’t imagine a better spot to spend a summer’s afternoon surrounded by friends and family.

Eumundi, Qld

Set in the stunning Noosa Hinterland this dreamy Ken Robinson-designed home looks straight onto Mount Cooroy. Set on 12 hectares it has panoramic views from every room which extend out to Maroochydore and Mooloolaba.

Learn more about this epic Noosa family home here. 

Panoramic views from every room in this stunning home provide an extensive vista including Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. Picture:

With four bedrooms, five bathrooms, an infinity pool and ton of space for sultry summer entertaining you could be forgiven this place is just a pretty face. But with ample clean water storage and solar power it can also be a smart place to enjoy all year round.

Byron Bay, NSW

What would any list of Aussie escapes be without a mention of the quintessential beachy outpost on New South Wales’ northern coast – Byron Bay.

Find out more about these dreamy Byron digs in the full listing.

Design on a luxurious scale in Byron Bay. Picture:

This luxurious home is designed by Australian architect Christine Vadasz and is fashioned as a series of five pavilions linked by sandstone garden walkways.

Maximising indoor and outdoor easy living and celebrating natural light and ventilation it embraces feng shui principles to achieve harmony and balance, perfect for anyone looking to reconnect with nature.

Read next: Feng shui basics for your home

Gisborne, Vic

Ever feel like the more things change with architecture the more they stay the same?

Stumbling upon this fully renovated 1970s masterpiece by multi-award-winning architect Paul Couch you’d be mistaken for thinking this is a piece of cutting-edge design.

‘Koombahla’ is a quintessentially Australian house that’s both modern and timeless all at once. Picture:

With attractive local stone walls and modern integrations spread throughout, it’s a reminder that classic designs are timeless and rare.

Not just this but the property, set on 19 hectares, has its own dam water supply and power generation so you could possibly wile away many a relaxing day pursuing your passions in this classic Aussie home.

Read more in the full listing for this beautiful updated Gisborne home

Jolly’s Lookout, Qld

You know the view is good when the architect literally frames it!

Designed by Brisbane architect Dion Seminara, this smart and beautiful abode makes the most of its sun-drenched vista through giant walls of glass.

Asian influence meets 140-year-old teak floors in this gorgeous Queensland home

Breathtaking panoramic views abound at this stunning rural setting. Picture:

The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home has all the inclusions a family home needs along with a stunning infinity pool with separate pavilion housing a sauna and spa with a cool 21 hectares of hinterland to look out over.

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