Tulse Hill is a homestead complex located on the Carapook Road, near the small settlement of Carapook, 15kms northwest of Coleraine. The complex includes the house and garden, mature trees and several later timber outbuildings. As a separate homestead, Tulse Hill effectively dates from its purchase in 1871 by the pioneering squatter, William Corney. The first house was built soon after, at a separate location but has since been demolished. The new house was built in 1910 which seems to be the date of the planning of the surrounding garden. The names of the designers, if there were professional designers, is not known. The house is in the Federation Queen Anne style, typical of the period. Its forms, planning, materials and details are each typical. It is large and rambling, the whole creating a deliberately picturesque effect, complementing the garden. The house and garden are sited above the Wennincott Creek to take advantage of the views into and across the steep valley. Both house and garden are significantly intact and are in very good condition.
How is it significant?
Tulse Hill is of historical and architectural significance to the Shire of Southern Grampians.
Why is it significant?
Tulse Hill is of historical significance as a representative homestead and garden from the Edwardian period and as the home
of one of the pioneering families of the Western District still in the original ownership. It is of architectural
significance as an intact representative example of the integrated house and garden design typical of the period.