DJ’s remixed holiday home hits the market
MELBOURNE DJ and owner of some of the city’s favourite bars and clubs Simon Digby has listed his Villa Kokomo beach house. The holiday home at 46 Bartels St, McCrae, has been transformed by the businessman and local architect David Norman over the past two years.
It’s now on the market for $1.1$1.2 million, with CoreLogic records showing the property was bought for $850,000 in July 2014.
Mr Digby is one of the owners of Roar Projects, the group behind Docklands venue Alumbra and Collins St’s Ms Collins, as well as the soon-to-belaunched Greenfields in Albert Park.
But he also has a knack for renovating residential properties on the side, including his Brighton home and the transformed three-bedroom Queenslander-style house in McCrae.
“David Norman had previously worked on the place so it had all the right bones and I think the flow was just wrong. So I changed all the entry points,” Mr Digby said of the project.
The property originally had storage space on its lower level, which now features a second living space and bedrooms.
Fireplaces were also added on both levels and warm colours were used on the interior.
Buyers can enjoy 180 degree views of the coast from the first level or move up another set of stairs to the main bedroom which has panoramic vistas.
“I think what makes the place special is the top level before it got renovated was just a little lookout but we turned it into a retreat and main bedroom,” Mr Digby said.
Hocking Stuart, Dromana, will auction the property on Saturday, December 3 at 12.30pm.