This elegant family home is brimming with warmth and personality.
A four-bedroom, two-storey brick house, built circa 1912, in south-east Melbourne. It has high ornate ceilings, a formal living and dining room, and a swimming pool.
Who lives here
Lou Prentice, interior designer and decorator, her husband Sam, an investment banker, their daughters Coco, 19, and Polly, 17, her son Henry, 15, and Lenny the cavoodle.
What we have done
“We renovated in three stages,” says Lou. “Before moving in, we did a six-week makeover: painting, carpeting and waxing the floors. Then we landscaped the garden, restored the verandas and reworked the rear living room, adding a new kitchen and new bathrooms.
my favorite room
“It’s hard to beat sitting in the kitchen in the summer, with all the doors and shutters opening directly onto the Boston ivy-covered pergola,” says Lou.
“We love being so close to the beach, where I walk almost every morning,” says Lou.
“I really love seeing the garden come to life in the spring and can’t wait to open the doors and play outside again.”
“To immediately bring a feeling of warmth and comfort to a newly completed home, be sure to allocate funds for furniture and soft furnishings in your renovation budget.”
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