Boya show­stop­per now up for grabs

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Liftout -

IF you are feel­ing a lit­tle en­vi­ous of the glam­orous ren­o­va­tions on the lat­est sea­son of House Rules, you have a chance to own a home made over on the show.

For­mer con­tes­tants Ca­role and Russell Bramston are sell­ing their Boya home, which fea­tured in the 2014 sea­son.

The cou­ple, who bought the house on Gumtree, were “blown away” by the ren­o­va­tions.

“The home was a tip and was trans­formed into a home with what we think is the best land­scap­ing in Boya,” Ca­role said.

“The views are to die for from the up­per deck and all the win­dows of the home, over­look­ing bush and rocky land­scape.”

The two-bed­room, two-bath­room home re­tains the charm of the in­dus­trial chic Bali-themed ren­o­va­tion, with Ca­role and Russell mak­ing a few small en­hance­ments since the show aired.

Key fea­tures are an open-plan liv­ing area on the first floor that opens to the large deck and a down­stairs bar with tim­ber-lined ceil­ing and built-in seat­ing that opens to a deck with an out­door spa and shower.

The cou­ple now live in As­cot Wa­ters and are sell­ing the home to fund their dream of ware­house liv­ing.

“Ca­role has an idea to build a home that is like a ware­house; open liv­ing with a mez­za­nine floor with ev­ery­thing in­dus­trial and re­cy­cled,” Russell said.

“It’s hard find­ing a block within our price range, so we de­cided to sell and buy some land to achieve this.”

The home at 1300 Coul­ston Road, Boya, is for sale through Ja­son Tabrum of Be­nade Hel­man and will be open on June 19 from 5pm to 5.30pm.

For any­one in­spired by the TV show or con­sid­er­ing ren­o­va­tions of their own, Ca­role has this ad­vice:

Ren­o­va­tions take time and bud­get is im­por­tant.

Do your home­work on pric­ing with prod­uct and trades. Al­ways have a buf­fer bud­get.

If you want to tackle an area as DIY, make sure you’re con­fi­dent that you can do it as er­rors can cost you more in the long run. Google it first and see if it is some­thing you can do.

If you are a novice, stick to dec­o­rat­ing the fin­ished prod­uct de­liv­ered by ex­pe­ri­enced tradies.

“I am lucky that Russell can turn his hand to any­thing ex­cept de­sign, which is my strength and I love it,” Ca­role said. ■

Pic­ture: Bruce Hunt­mu­ni­ d419444

Ca­role and Russell Bramston.

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