Ren­o­va­tion turns beach house into calm, stylish oa­sis

No ex­pense was spared as a cou­ple trans­formed a plain brick house into an im­pres­sive con­tem­po­rary home with Hamp­tons-style hall­marks

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - AUCTION -

IT’S the Burleigh Wa­ters beach house with a twist.

John and Bonita Martin bought the five-bed­room prop­erty in 2006 and have slowly been do­ing it up ever since.

The pair have trans­formed the plain brick house into a stylish and con­tem­po­rary home.

“We’ve been ren­o­vat­ing over the past 10 years,” Mrs Martin said.

“We did the pool and back area first and in the last cou­ple of years we fin­ished off the rest of the house ren­o­va­tion. John is a car­pen­ter and he still does a lot of ren­o­va­tions so he does come home with some good ideas.”

The house makes a state­ment from the front with its white weath­er­board and tim­ber fea­tures. In­side is just as stylish with oak tim­ber floor­ing.

“It’s sort of a Hamp­tons look but with a twist as in­side we’ve got chan­de­liers, stone and tim­ber,” Mrs Martin said.

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