The project commenced in July 2016 with the vision of renovating and revitalising the house and bringing back its original features.
After many years of neglect, house and garden need a lot of work to be brought back to life.
First things first - we planted 140 fruit trees, which will, in a few years, provide an amazing scenery and playground for visitors.
Given that the property was "private" i.e. used as a private residence, we then went through preliminary design and submitted a development application for "change of use" to council. This was approved in November 2016.
Renovations of some parts of the Rosenhof commenced the same month and we are planning to move to Tenterfield in 2017.
Before Christmas 2016 we had the tree specialists in and the change is amazing.
Currently we are going through the internal design and continue to make improvements to the property.
150 new roses and 30 new fruit trees arrive for planting.
Heritage Near Me Grant Funding received, roses and trees have taken up and grow happily, internal renovation commenced. Main Focus on the removal of un wanted internal walls, infrastructure and services. Long Lead items have been ordered.
Back after the Christmas Break - lots of work in the garden and orchard needed. Work inside the house will also re commence with more walls, windows, a little more demolition and then working on putting it all back together.
Back to work after the Christmas Break.
Thies is on holidays and wants to help the old parents with a bit of gardening work. Following the old motto - if it doesn't fit, we will make it fit. Standby for more updates.
November & December 2017
The secret is OUT - it is with Great Pleasure that we announce the receipt of a Heritage Grant for the renovation and conversion of the KEBA house into Rosenhof Heritage Cafe and Gardens. The NSW Government, Office of Environment and Heritage - Heritage Near Me - Heritage Activation Grant allows us to undertake the renovation and modifications commencing immediately. Thanks to Jody Nichols, Tenterfield Shire Council, several Tenterfield locals and Businesses, Barnaby Joyce and all others for their support with the application. Needless to say that Kirsten and Christian are grateful and humbled by the outcome of the application and will use the money wisely and carefully (in conjunction with own funds) to achieve the best possible outcome - and opening soon of course. Please feel free to contact us directly if you always wanted to do a bit of physical work around a Heritage House - there is plenty to do.
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