Godshill Design

The Design:

Godshill is a contemporary Queensland house that sleeps up to 14 guests. It’s beautiful, self-contained accommodation at its best.

Godshill is located on a private estate at the end of a mountaintop road. The property is boarded by rainforest, the grounds are flanked by majestic Bunya Pines and wildlife such as wallabies, King Parrots and owls regularly drop by to say hi.

A large-scale renovation was completed in 2015, which saw the ‘bones’ of the house kept but everything else in the Lodge and West Wing changed or updated – two new kitchens, four new bathrooms, new carpet, predominantly new furniture (including luxurious king-size beds), styling and artwork.

In undertaking the renovation, guest comfort was a key parameter of the design brief, but keeping Godshill’s unique personality was also important. The interior design features carefully curated antiques including Festival Hall chairs used as a wall art installation and antique Indian floorboards made into feature bed heads. Original artwork is displayed throughout the house, with the resulting “contemporary meets country” design aesthetic overseen by renowned Queensland artist and interior designer, Di West.

As Godshill is a gathering place for groups of friends and family, gathering spaces and nooks abound. This includes the alfresco Bird Watchers Bar, hanging egg chairs on the West Wing verandah and custom-built seating dispersed throughout the grounds.