Scott Gibson and Poppy Garbin, house owners and administrators of furnishings and lighting workshop Pop and Scott, had been trying to find a brand new household home in 2017 once they found this Dromana property for lease. Poppy had by no means even been to the Mornington Peninsula earlier than the inspection, however the house’s raked timber ceilings, split-level dwelling space, and exquisite brickwork proved too good to move up.
‘One other massive drawcard had been the massive tree ferns, a winter creek, and a surprising banksia that sweeps by the yard,’ says Poppy.
After a yr of renting the house, the couple went on to purchase the property in 2018. Since then, Poppy and Scott have slowly up to date the two-storey house to be barely extra up to date and light-filled. Strong blackbutt flooring has been put in, the kitchen has been up to date, home windows and doorways have been changed, and the storage has been transformed into an additional bed room. In the meantime, the decrease storey of the house was renovated to incorporate a kitchen and loo, permitting this to function as a self-contained studio.
Partitions inside and outside had been painted with Dulux Hog Bristle Half, whereas the Dulux COLORBOND® Woodland Gray roof blends in with the encircling bushes.
Vital work has additionally been undertaken within the backyard, which neighbours say was initially spectacular. It wasn’t till clearing out the creek one weekend that Poppy and Scott found a hand-built pure pool, lined with stone misplaced through the years! ‘Since they offered it nobody had maintained the beautiful gardens. By the point we obtained it the unique magic was misplaced,’ Poppy says. ‘Now we have finished a lot work bringing again components of the unique gardens and tweaking bits alongside the way in which.’
Naturally, the house has been furnished principally with Pop and Scott items, and handmade works by associates. These things all superbly complement the unique ‘80s options, from the uncovered brick hearth to the slate-tiled toilet with a round tub.
This renovation is a testomony to what could be finished in an current house. In respecting the unique design, Poppy and Scott have created a magical, one-of-a-kind house that future house owners will hopefully respect for generations.
After 20 years on the east coast, Poppy, Scott and their kids Frida (7) Lou (5), and Veda (2), have determined to relocate to Poppy’s house state of Western Australia, which suggests this unimaginable house is on the market. (Don’t fear; the Northcote Pop and Scott showroom isn’t going anyplace!) For those who’re the fortunate purchaser of this house, please invite us over!