Suzy and Nick O’Rourke purchased this former artwork gallery on seven acres of land in July 2020, with the purpose of reworking it right into a homestead vacation rental.
‘We immediately fell for the 6-metre ceilings, northern side, textured partitions, cedar timber beams and peaceable grounds,’ says Suzy. ‘We needed to breathe new life into this reasonably drained former artwork gallery, that had nice bones and a lot historical past and coronary heart.’
Upon buying the property, the pair started grand plans for an lodging providing: The Casa. With the assistance of builder, Dean Kelly, non-structural partitions have been eliminated and the remaining ones bolstered. One of many massive gallery areas was divided into three separate bedrooms, whereas the primary stomach of the constructing was reworked into an open-plan residing area, together with a studying room, eating room, kitchen and parlour.
The piece-de-resistance of this part of the home is the lounge, the place the 6-metre-ceilings attain their full top. Ceiling-high glazing and retractable doorways open this room to the wonderful panorama past.
Exterior, the carport was transformed right into a cabana and plunge pool, replete with a coastal-style bar.
Mudbrick, slate tiling, white paint and customized glass doorways to create an indoor-outdoor transition completes the breezy, Mediterranean really feel, whereas the inside styling is a mixture of customized items and classic finds, coupled with a couple of of Suzy’s personal work.
‘I had the chance to color a couple of artworks and located the proper dwelling within the eating room for an summary oil portray my Mum did within the Nineteen Sixties,’ she says.
The trustworthy supplies, secluded location, and statuesque constructing make The Casa a significantly memorable vacation retreat – one other one so as to add to the bucket listing!
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