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An aspirational/inspirational coffee table book, beautifully designed and full colour, for those who love TV shows like Grand Designs and The Restoration Man.

Dominic and Marie Romeo are experienced and passionate renovators of important heritage properties that are under threat of decay and loss to the national estate. The Romeos have refurbished and brought back to life six significant properties, including one of the largest private houses ever built in Australia: Rupertswood, the birthplace of The Ashes, in Sunbury, Victoria.
What does it take to renovate remarkable mansions not once but six times over? In the case of the Romeos it is a drive to restore heritage properties to their rightful place in the national estate.
From stained-glass windows to entrance halls, wallpapers to walled gardens, The Constant Renovators showcases each of the Romeos' renovation projects, the history of the houses and what it took to restore them. It is full of handy tips for all home renovators, no matter how big or small their project. The wealth of photographs includes historical images showing properties in their original glory, 'before and after', during the renovation process and the stunning finished results.

See bellholme.com.au for stunning examples of their work.

Includes a foreword by Martin Purslow, CEO of the National Trust of Australia (VIC)


Preserving our architectural heritage is vital to the soul of any society and Dominic and Marie Romeo have shown us how this can be done in this beautiful and informative book.

Paul Bangay

The approach to restoration, reuse and refurbishment is inspirational.

Martin Purslow, CEO National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    September 1, 2015

    Miegunyah Press

    232 pages

    RRP $45.00

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