Home surely where art is in this haven
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
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.