Station Master's House Transformation

Published: Thursday, 29 November 2018 at 11:31:21 AM

Now, this is the story of a true labour of love!

After years of blood, sweat and tears, a dream has finally come to fruition.
When Michael and Denise Lorentz purchased the old Leonora Station Master’s House, it was in a sad, dilapidated state.
The 116 year old, heritage listed residence is thought to be the longest serving Station Masters house in WA, but time has not been kind to this old building.

Michael has spent the last few years painstakingly restoring this beautiful building and his skill and perseverance are to be admired.
Sadly, his late wife Denise, passed away before its completion, but we know she would be incredibly proud of Michael’s amazing achievements.

Instead of replacing everything, the original materials were stripped back, repaired and reused where possible.
Each sheet of corrugated iron was entirely stripped of its peeling paint, repainted and put back in place.
Any additional building materials were carefully sourced to match what was originally used.

Each piece of furniture in the house is a carefully selected antique.
Michael even found an old Railway Station clock, originally from Kalgoorlie, all the way over in NSW and it now hangs proudly in the home.

What a sight she is now!
Thank you Michael for allowing us inside.

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