10 Giles Street, Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia


Bench:  mosaic detail



Our home for 25 years (half its life!), we have turned this 1950s desert cottage into a haven of beauty and comfort: gorgeous terrazzo kitchen, mosaic fountain, plunge pool & courtyard, citrus trees & date palms, cool terracotta tiles on the floors, and artworks, including our own, everywhere.  This is what you see from the street, in ‘Old Eastside’, Alice’s first, and leafiest suburb, ten minutes walk from the centre of town, and one minute’s walk from the very edge of Alice and the pristine Old Telegraph Station nature reserve along the banks of the dry Todd River bed:  when the river runs, as it does every now and then, it’s just a few doors down at the end of our street, and many of the town’s 27,000 people come out to see.  Find out more about touring in and around Alice Springs here.


Anyway, don’t just stand there, why don’t you come in, through this door, decorated with tiles and bits and pieces we’ve collected on our travels…







If you want to see where on earth we are, look here. 

Our house is five houses due east of the causeway you can see at the north end of town over the dry riverbed, which snakes like a wide pink ribbon down the satellite photograph of Alice Springs.   Zoom out to see our spectacular setting, the amazing MacDonnell Ranges!