Linda Dodwell's Australian Compound in California

Linda Dodwell's Australian Compound in California

Aaron Able
Jul 3, 2008

Artist and motorcyclist Linda Dodwell has a deep love for the architecture and iconography of rural Australia. When she built her five-building compound in Sonoma County, California, many of the materials, finishes and artistic details were imported from down under. While The New York Times makes special mention of her eucalyptus-leaf weather vane and marquetry panels depicting silver-leafed gum trees, we're fond of the metal walls in the bathroom and the treatment of the outdoor area as additional living space...

Read the whole feature, Australia in Sonoma, and don't miss the slideshow, it's an excellent style primer in the Australian vernacular of the Outback!

Images: Matthew Millman for The New York Times

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