Boya showstopper now up for grabs
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. ■
Carole and Russell Bramston.