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Re­vamped by a cu­ra­tor, this most wel­com­ing and gra­cious five-bed­room Isle of Capri wa­ter­front prop­erty is ready for its new own­ers to make their mark

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - FRONT PAGE - WORDS ANNA RAWL­INGS

THE Simp­son fam­ily bought their Isle of Capri prop­erty over a decade ago, quickly fall­ing in love with its large block size, pri­vate pool and gar­den, and po­ten­tial.

“As a cu­ra­tor I’m re­ally in­ter­ested in ar­chi­tec­ture and de­sign, and when we saw the prop­erty we re­alised it was a very rare find,” ven­dor Vir­ginia Simp­son said.

The prop­erty is rem­i­nis­cent of mid­cen­tury mod­ern style, with a touch of Palm Springs glam­our. It has high ceil­ings, wide floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows and deep eaves.

“It means you have a house that cap­tures the breeze, which­ever way it goes,” Mrs Simp­son said.

The Simp­sons were in­ter­ested in mak­ing their own mark as their two sons grew, and over the years, restyled the wa­ter­front prop­erty, while still keep­ing the bones of the ar­chi­tect de­signed fea­tures.

“We em­barked on a ren­o­va­tion to cre­ate a large in­door-out­door room and also cre­ate a new front room that is a self-con­tained space with wide doors open­ing onto gar­den with sky­line views,” Mrs Simp­son said.

They con­verted the garage to be­come a stu­dio or self-con­tained apart­ment, and re­built the boat ramp.

Mrs Simp­son said widen­ing the shed for DIY and adding a veg­etable patch were the fin­ish­ing touches to the fam­ily home.

“We’ve done the hard work, we’ve cre­ated all the things for life to be sim­ple,” Mrs Simp­son said.

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