Fresh style breathes new life into home

An ex­ten­sive ren­o­va­tion has trans­formed this 1970s brick house into a con­tem­po­rary home with a sleek, in­dus­trial style

Weekend Gold Coast Bulletin - Property - - HOUSE HUNT - WORDS JES­SICA BROWN

BELINDA Nor­ton pours her heart and soul into her ren­o­va­tion projects.

Her lat­est at 38 Aruma Ave, Burleigh Wa­ters, is no dif­fer­ent.

Ms Nor­ton trans­formed the 1970s built three-bed­room brick house into a con­tem­po­rary coastal home with an in­dus­trial style.

She bought the 607sq m prop­erty more than a decade ago based on a good feel­ing she had about the lo­ca­tion.

“It was such an un­touched area ... and now it’s thriv­ing,” she said.

With the help of a builder, she gut­ted the prop­erty and re­designed it to freshen up its in­te­rior and make it a fam­ily home.

“I love do­ing it, it’s a real pas­sion that’s for sure,” Ms Nor­ton said.

The front half of the house is ded­i­cated to four bed­rooms, in­clud­ing the mas­ter, which fea­tures a free­stand­ing bath­tub and cus­tom built walk-in wardrobe.

The back half of the house has an open liv­ing area, which flows through slid­ing doors to an out­door en­ter­tain­ment area that over­looks a pool.

Ex­posed brick, pol­ished con­crete floors and cus­tom made barn doors give it an in­dus­trial charm.

“The kitchen area with the but­ler’s

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