We transform the exterior of a 1930s weatherboard beach house. Located in Lorne along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, this original beach house was much loved but very weathered. We set out to not only restore this ageing home but also add a new extension turning it into a 5 bedroom and 5 bathroom beach house with generous outdoor entertaining areas. How did we do? Watch the full transformation below…
Our colour palette was classic and fresh, combining Tranquil Retreat Dulux Weathershield and Natural White Dulux Aquanamel. To achieve a modern coastal look that was in keeping with the original house and surroundings, we used Linea Weatherboards by James Hardie and Hardie Fine Texture Cladding.
One of the main design challenges for this project was to future proof the home and make it far more efficient. This included insulating the new extension but also retrofitting the existing home using CSR Bradford SoundScreen, Gold wall batts and Enviroseal Wall Wrap for weather protection and added comfort throughout. Below were some of our go-to Ryobi tools for the exterior makeover.
To finish off the look it was all about creating the perfect outdoor entertaining space (x 2). The upper deck was all about extending the living, dining and kitchen outdoors for an elevated dining experience. Whilst the lower deck is casual and acts as a secondary entry point perfect for sandy feet after a beach session. Key furniture pieces from GlobeWest and Baseline Furniture added much needed comfort and practicality, Weber Outdoor Kitchen optimised the space to create an entertainer’s paradise, whilst outdoor accessories from Basil Bangs, Reece, Salt & Pepper and KOBN brought the space to life. Take a look below to shop every product we used for this Exterior Transformation!