The Lillimur house is not that easy to photograph, it is quite flat and requires a bit of a contrast kick, except when you do give it a contrast kick it doesn't seem to work too well. Mid to late December about 1½ hours before sunset has the light coming on to the south side (right side as you look at the house) for a short time before the sun goes behind the row of trees. I've tried a few times and have concluded I should be there on a cloudy bright day for the best; probably never happen.
You've done very well with a very difficult subject. Pity the CFA shed is alongside...
The church picture is very nice, holding any detail in that white (or light coloured) wall, is pretty amazing considering the film and you shooting into the light.