The roof of this Paradise Waters home has come off for a huge transformation

first_imggcb realestate 9 Seafarer Court Paradise Waters 31 January 2017 new“I purposefully picked a home that needed redesigning.” Mrs Lyn said she had renovated more than 20 properties in Queensland and New South Wales but this house was her biggest project.“I’m a renovator, it’s what do,” she said. 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersMrs Barber said the vertical garden wall brought the house to life. “It wasn’t easy getting that garden wall in but I’m glad I went through the effort because it has created a stunning atmosphere in the garden,” she said. 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersMore from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North11 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“When I buy a property it has to meet a certain checklist of good bones and the right location.“I spent six months researching if this property would be the right one and then I spent another 12 months renovating it from top to bottom.“I learnt a lot about colours over the years so this home is very much a blank canvas because of the white palette. You can create any style you want with colour and furniture. I love how flexible it is.” The resulting transformation has created a modern design with big open spaces and tropical gardens. 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersThe foyer opens to an elegant timber staircase and flows into the lounge room which has a fireplace. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home includes an ensuited main bedroom with a private balcony that overlooks the water.“I don’t normally live in the houses I renovate but this was my home so it is exactly to my taste,” Mrs Barber said.center_img 9 Seafarer Court Paradise Waters“I had a local Gold Coast window cleaner to come and help with my windows and he was confused when he got to my address because the property had changed dramatically over the years.” Mrs Barber said the rooms were created to be large and open. “I love space but I also believe in less is more so when it came to decorating I used a minimal style,” she said.“My favourite part of the home is the open-plan living area. It all flows out onto the pool and deck and overlooks the garden.” 9 Seafarer Court Paradise WatersA JAW-DROPPING renovation has transformed this Paradise Waters house into a light and bright modern oasis. Owner Lyn Barber bought the property at 9 Seafarer St three years ago and said the first thing she wanted to do was take the roof off. “It was totally outdated when I bought it,” Mrs Barber said. “I took the roof off and started again. last_img read more

This husband and wife team raised the renovation bar by transforming a tiny Coorparoo cottage

first_imgEasy living at its best.“It’s like a mother’s retreat” she said.Mrs Mylne said their high standards will ensure the next owner has a home of quality for decades to come.6 Lancaster St, Coorparoo, is being auctioned on-site today by Harcourts M1 Coorparoo at 3pm. Dine al fresco whatever the weather.She said the downstairs area flowed onto the yard so she could watch the children play while relaxing.Mrs Mylne said they were thoughtful about every aspect of design and finish, and even created a little luxury in the ensuite by placing a picture-frame window next to the bath and using trees to screen for privacy. Amelia and Charlie Mylne with their children Ava, 2 and 12-week-old Max are selling their home at auction in Coorparoo. Picture: Nigel HallettWhen Amelia and Charlie Mylne came upon a minuscule circa 1930s cottage last year, they saw something other buyers hadn’t.“This house had soul,” Mrs Mylne said.“We walked in and it just felt ‘right’. It was literally a matchbox – it would take five seconds to walk from the front door to the back door.”Fifteen months later and 6 Lancaster St, Coorparoo, is a far cry from where it started. The house has been immaculately renovated to create a two-level, five-bedroom, three-bathroom family haven.center_img Pretty as a picture.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoReno inso…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Turn two old chairs into a rustic table01:51 Related videos 01:51Turn two old chairs into a rustic table03:24Bring the coastal vibes to your outdoor area06:59River Shack Ep. 1: caravan conversion02:07Lana’s Dream Home: ensuite03:45How to change a tap fitting06:39Lana’s Dream Home: Ep 1Mrs Mylne said she and her builder husband were experienced renovators who liked to capture the charm of older homes. “We take pride in taking on a house that has lots of character, lots of soul, but needs to be revamped,” she said. The lounge/kitchen area on the upper level became their favourite space because the rooms opened on to a deck among the trees.“We can be watching our kids having a play while we get dinner sorted,” Mrs Mylne said. “We can spend time out there among the trees and have a wine, we can have dinner at the servery bench. It’s lovely there.”Mrs Mylne also loved the kitchen with its butlers pantry, two ovens, second dishwasher and island bench.last_img read more