Daylesford Longhouse by Partners Hill

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Ronnen Goren and Trace Streeter bought 20 acres in central Victoria, just six minutes north of the spa town of Daylesford, with the aim of creating a rural enclave where they could farm, garden, and host visitors via a cooking school and reception venue. "One is an ex-farmer and part-time hairdresser, and the other is a design executive and brilliant cook," says architect Timothy Hill, design director at Partners Hill—and Goren’s friend of 30 years. "The goal was to invent a project and a way of living that would enable their instinctual interests and capacities to flourish in a generous way."