A Cheerful Beachside Retreat
Rising up, Virginia Morris’ household owned a vacation home in Anglesea (on Victoria’s Nice Ocean Highway) full of lovely recollections and experiences she hoped to share along with her personal youngsters, Kai (now 17) and Jude (15). She stored a watch in town’s actual property for years, till a home simply 100 steps from Level Roadknight seaside grew to become out there.
‘It’s laborious to explain, however there may be an on the spot stress-free vibe that washes over you as quickly as you stroll within the entrance door… I felt it once I went to the primary inspection when the home was in the marketplace; I used to be bought the minute I walked in (though I put my greatest poker face on for the agent!),’ says Virginia. ‘I did the whole lot I may to make it occur.’
Virginia liked the unique 1980’s home, together with its nice pure air movement, north-facing home windows. and uncovered timber ceilings – all of which she deliberate on retaining.
‘The home was constructed by a builder native to the realm… and nonetheless feels fashionable in its design 37 years on,’ Virginia says. ‘Individuals are typically shocked once they discover out when it was constructed.’
On the similar time, after years of getting used as occasional vacation lodging, the home had misplaced a few of its homely really feel. A number of rooms had additionally been added over the time, leaving the property with an enormous six bedrooms!
Renovations have been undertaken over a number of years, in collaboration with native trades. The addition of a plunge pool/spa was the primary precedence; adopted by a brand new kitchen with concrete bench tops; then the elimination of a bar to open up the residing space.
‘It felt good to show it again right into a everlasting household house,’ says Virginia.
Years later, the household transformed an unused rumpus room, laundry, rest room right into a self-contained bungalow. This part options its personal personal entrance and courtyard, and is on the market for brief time period lease below the nickname 100 Steps to the Seashore Bungalow. The household additionally lease the important home out occasionally, which sleeps 10 friends.
Styling sensible, Virginia has performed with color to facilitate a ‘enjoyable, relaxed seaside vibe’ all through the interiors. Indoor vegetation characteristic in virtually each room, and are a welcome dose of greenery in distinction to the house’s darkish exterior.
Add to this the sound of the waves as you drift off to sleep, and you’ve got one very enviable house!