DJ’s remixed hol­i­day home hits the mar­ket

Herald Sun - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

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