Lindenderry at Red Hill was first opened by the Lancemore Group in 1995, and like most 23-year-olds, was ready for a reinvention, of sorts. Melbourne-based interiors firm Hecker Guthrie was recently commissioned to reinvigorate the restaurant, lobby and public spaces within the boutique hotel, and have brought their signature contemporary aesthetic to this country charmer.

Upon checking in, my boyfriend and I were shown to our HUGE room with generous views of the magnificent grounds (side note: the reservation had prematurely married us under my surname, ‘Mr and Mrs Tabart’ – what a progressive couple we are!). First things first, we reviewed the comfiness of the bed and the fluffiness of the robes. I am pleased to report that both received full marks.

With its own private lake(!), well-loved tennis court and vast, manicured greenery, the splendour of the gardens should not be understated. Fully-stocked picnic baskets are on offer for hotel guests to enjoy amongst the trees, and it’s easy to imagine lazing around with cheese and wine on a sunny day. Deep regrets about not doing this.

Inside, the palette emulates natural colours and materials, and every opportunity has been taken to reference the beautiful surrounds. Crisp, architectural elements such as reeded glass provide a structural facelift, whilst Scandi-style furnishings (think blonde timber bench seats with sleek leather cushions) complete the look.

Whilst retaining the integrity of Lindenderry’s classic country style, Hecker Guthrie’s refurbishment of the common spaces and restaurant has brought a new edge to the boutique hotel. ‘Lindenderry is a contemporary take on the traditional estate home,’ says the interiors firm, ‘the overall look-and-feel has an English sensibility, with a distinct Australian touch.’

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The restaurant looking out to the impressive grounds of Lindenderry at Red Hill. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

A view of the courtyard at the Lindenderry restaurant – perfect for an afternoon spritz (or two!) Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

A tree-framed driveway leads up to the boutique hotel. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

How ’bout that landscaping?Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Country charm abounds at Lindenderry. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

A corner of the breakfast nook in the restaurant. How good are those chairs?! Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Inside the restaurant, with interiors by Hecker Guthrie. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Restaurant details. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Contemporary finishes are brought to a classic space. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

Ensuite detail. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

One of the common spaces, updated to have a more modern feel. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

‘We wanted it to feel like a gorgeous home-away-from-home, but imbued with a real sense of the Peninsula,’ says interiors firm Hecker Guthrie. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

A cosy common space. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

…that cheese platter is looking pretty good right now. Photo – Rhiannon Taylor.

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