Ren­o­va­tion stars work their magic

It took Daniella and Aaron Win­ter, the win­ners of a hit re­al­ity show, just three months to stylishly trans­form this Broad­beach Wa­ters prop­erty

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

IT’S a ren­o­va­tor’s de­light turned Gold Coast dream home.

The now ren­dered res­i­dence is re­splen­dent in time­less grey and white, with match­ing muted tones in­side, ac­cen­tu­ated by tim­ber floor­boards and Cae­sar­stone through­out.

“It’s a two-storey mod­ern coastal home, we raised the ceil­ings up to three me­tres high, and put a rake on them as well as a fea­ture panel,” said ven­dor Daniella Win­ter, who bought the prop­erty along with hus­band Aaron af­ter they won the hit ren­o­va­tion show House Rules.

It took the cou­ple just three months to com­plete their project, while jug­gling fam­ily life with their two young sons at their nearby Broad­beach Wa­ters home.

They bought the ren­o­va­tor for $1.015 mil­lion in Septem­ber, 2017, just a few months af­ter col­lect­ing $200,000 prize money on House Rules, with the in­ten­tion to “flip and sell”.

“Some of the work had al­ready been pre­done and had coun­cil ap­proval, which is what we wanted, but we dis­cov­ered the whole house was pretty much rid­dled with termites,” Mrs Win­ter said.

“It took three days to de­mol­ish the house and another eight days to re­build it again. We pretty much re­built a house in three months.”

Now com­plete, the ap­peal­ing res­i­dence fea­tures a “huge” mas­ter suite with a dou­ble shower, gor­geous stone bath­rooms and black fix­tures in­clud­ing the win­dow frames, to add a con­tem­po­rary edge.

“We have float­ing stairs and Aaron built a fea­ture wall to hold the stairs up, and there’s also a big bay win­dow seat in the mas­ter bed­room,” Mrs Win­ter said of her favourite fea­tures.

“I think we’ve got one of the big­gest pools on the Gold Coast, it’s re­ally deep with blue mo­saic tiles and a retro feel, plus a big en­ter­tain­ment area.”

The fin­ish­ing touches were re­cently com­pleted and the cou­ple say were happy with the end re­sult. “A build never runs smoothly, even if you’re work­ing in a kitchen space you are deal­ing with the stone sup­plier, stone ma­sonry, the cab­i­net-maker and then in­stalling mir­ror splash­backs, so it’s a lot of peo­ple,” Mrs Win­ter said.

The cou­ple have now set their sights on another project. “We are get­ting ap­proval to put an ex­tra two storeys on our house,” Mrs Win­ter said of their home which was ren­o­vated as part of the hit show.

“I re­ally want to do a Palm Springs-style home, and just play with open-plan liv­ing.”

Mitch Palmer of Ray White Mer­maid Wa­ters is mar­ket­ing the prop­erty.

“Lux­u­ri­ous de­signer fin­ishes and bliss­ful en­ter­tain­ment spa­ces pro­pel this home from the or­di­nary to ex­tra­or­di­nary cat­e­gory,” Mr Palmer said.

“No de­tail was too small in cre­at­ing a home that rep­re­sents the high­est stan­dards in lux­ury.”

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