Lo­cal de­sign:

Top de­sign tips and sound build­ing ad­vice en­sured this Seven Mile Beach reno not only al­lowed the own­ers to max­imise the gor­geous views but also en­abled them to cre­ate a stun­ning, re­laxed and ro­bust home, writes JARRAD BE­VAN

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - NEWS -

Bring­ing the out­doors in, at stun­ning Seven Mile.

ATON of care­ful plan­ning and prepa­ra­tion en­sured that Bren­don and Emily Gan­non’s beach­side home ren­o­va­tion was cer­tain to be a suc­cess.

The cou­ple bought an all orig­i­nal, early ‘70s home at Seven Mile Beach a few years ago in part be­cause they loved the area — a few steps from the sand — but also be­cause and it suited their fam­ily’s (which in­cludes two sons Oliver and Toby) life­style.

Af­ter buy­ing the home, the fam­ily orig­i­nally chose to live there for a year with­out ren­o­vat­ing, to give them the breath­ing room to work out ex­actly what they wanted.

Ini­tial plans for their reno’ were ini­tially quite ex­ten­sive but over time and with the as­sis­tance of their de­signer and builder’s ex­per­tise, the Gan­nons re­fined their plans to in­clude only what was most im­por­tant to them.

In keep­ing with the era, the tiles, wall­pa­per, plumb­ing and electrics of the orig­i­nal struc­ture all dated back to the ‘70s and needed up­grad­ing.

The project also in­cluded the in­stal­la­tion of a new roof, a new kitchen, an en­suite, bath­room floor heat­ing, a new front deck — and that is just the tip of the ice­berg.

Emily said cre­at­ing a con­nec­tion be­tween the beach and the home’s main liv­ing area was an im­por­tant el­e­ment of their ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tion.

“Our rou­tines in­flu­enced the brief that we gave to Greg at Eade De­sign and Drew from Drew Moore Con­struc­tions,” she said.

“The sort of things we con­sid­ered were what the boys need now and will need in the fu­ture; ro­bust sand and child­proof sur­faces; ways to bring the out­doors in; and the fact that I start work very early but don’t want to wake the whole house!”

Bren­don said the orig­i­nal house had al­most no in­su­la­tion and tim­ber win­dow frames that were passed their used by date. He said im­prov­ing the en­ergy ef­fi­ciency of the home and the sound­proof­ing was key.

The Gan­nons could not speak highly enough of their builder.

Bren­don said Drew was up­front about how he would de­liver the qual­ity of home they de­sired — from his de­tailed es­ti­mates to per­fect com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the pro­fes­sion­al­ism of the team, “in fact, ev­ery as­pect of the build was top notch”. “They were metic­u­lous,” he said. Emily said they can see them­selves liv­ing in this house for­ever. Bren­don agreed say­ing it was a priv­i­lege to come home to a house with such a lovely, re­laxed feel.

“It’s ex­actly what we wanted, we wouldn’t change a thing,” he said.

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