Beach­side bliss

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The home the cou­ple share was taken through a ma­jor ren­o­va­tion by Amy be­fore she and Stu moved in to­gether. It had been a small, two-bed­room 1970s bach be­long­ing to Amy’s fam­ily, oc­cu­py­ing the back of a large sec­tion over­look­ing the beach – “Po­ten­tial plus,” says Amy.

She re­designed it with the help of a lo­cal ar­chi­tect, keep­ing the ex­ist­ing roofline but chang­ing pretty much ev­ery­thing else, and got stuck into the makeover in the mid­dle of last year. Turn­ing it from a beach shack into a four-bed­room home with a self-con­tained stu­dio down­stairs (which they rent out on Airbnb) and a brand-new dou­ble garage en­tailed an al­most com­plete re­build.

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