Mak­ing their own rules

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Perth - Sally McGlew

TV’s House Rules con­tes­tants Rus­sell and Ca­role Bram­ston from Boya fa­mously bought their house on Gumtree and have now de­cided to sell it.

The ex­pe­ri­ence of be­ing on House Rules and work­ing through the rooms and a lot of the build­ing pro­cesses taught them a lot.

“Now we feel we could build our own place as owner/builders be­cause we learned to much on the show,” Ca­role said.

The Bram­stons paid $265,000 for the tin and hardiplank prop­erty on a slop­ing block on Coul­ston Road in Boya and es­ti­mate through the work on the Chan­nel 7 show House Rules that a fur­ther $450,000 was spent on the prop­erty.

“It was the most won­der­ful ex­pe­ri­ence for us be­cause we only had $70,000 for ren­o­va­tions and Rus­sell kept say­ing that won’t be enough and I was de­ter­mined to ren­o­vate, even though I knew we needed more cash,” Ca­role said.

“I kept say­ing ‘But we have to do some­thing to it’.”

The Bram­stons have de­cided to sell the house walk in, walk out, with all the ac­cou­trements from the show and the pieces bought spe­cially for cer­tain rooms.

“It makes sense be­cause with­out the styling it’s just a box, but with the styling it is a lovely home,” Ca­role said.

The cou­ple will move to As­cot and build their own home there and also hope to be mort­gage-free.

“We need to get back on our feet so this is the only way we can do it,” Ca­role said.

“We don’t want to leave this area be­cause peo­ple in the Hills are so lovely and we have met so many nice peo­ple since we moved here.”

The house is open for in­spec­tion ev­ery Sun­day from 3pm to 3.45pm.

Any­one in­ter­ested in the prop­erty should con­tact the agent, who is Wanneroo-based.

Any­one in­ter­ested in buy­ing the prop­erty needs to list their in­ter­est be­fore 4pm on De­cem­ber 21.

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt

Rus­sell and Ca­role Bram­ston at their Boya home.

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