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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Virtual Beach House Make-Over.

I have found another wonderful house I would LOVE to get my hands on and renovate.
For the time being, I will have to just give it the ultimate virtual make-over.
Enjoy, Heidi

Image via Domain
classic australian style, slightly curved roof line via Coty Farquhar
Image via Coty Farquhar
I love the soft gray for the trim work.  A new metal roof with signature Aussie bullnose veranda would do wonders for the exterior. 
 I would love to expose the rock of the rock wall and plant lots of roses.
(is that possible MOTH? Or should I have Jboy power wash it and just paint the whole thing?)
 
This Aussie beauty is in a small town called Edithburgh in South Australia.
There is a house behind it and then the Gulf St. Vincent.
Edithburgh has some pretty special point of interest.
I would LOVE to explore its coastline, but even more so, I would love to see first hand the very rare Leafy Sea Dragon in all its majesty in its coral forests and underwater grassland.
I wouldn't need a swimming pool since the town has one built into the shore.
My favorite beach in the world, near Edithburgh, South Australia
Edithburgh beach and the view of Gulf St.Vincent
Image via Caty Malo
Troubridge Point, near Edithburgh
Troubridge Point near Edithburgh  Image via Caty Malo
leafy seadragon   @ Edithburgh by lndr,
The Leafy Sea Dragon
Image via Leander Wiseman

a Saturday morning swim  Edithburgh (nybt)
Image via SnakeJake99

Now you see why I fell in love with the town.
The house is a fixer upper no doubt, but I've tackled worse.
Here is what I see in my mind as I flip thru each room of the house.
 Belclaire House
Once you walk thru the front doors of the entry hall, you'll feel right at home
 with warm floors, walls and wood furniture.
  You can never have too many beach baskets.
 
.Love the blue, white and natural colors--so calming and relaxing
Image found here.
(I wish I knew the source cause I LOVE this room)

A casual comfy living room with linen slipcovered sofas and chairs plus blue and white paisley pillows, sisal rugs and ocean treasures to adorn the room.

Then we have 3 bedrooms.
 
White bedding with blue accents.  Easy to change out and update.
Image via Emily A Clark
 
layered greys  [Silk Tufted Quilt & Shams | Pottery Barn]
Image via Pottery Barn


Beautiful Bed Linens -- via Pottery Barn
Image via Pottery Barn
Gotta Love that Pottery Barn.


a Nantucket bathroom
Image via Elle D├ęcor
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A sailboat,  a seashell and a couple of palm fronds
 is enough to give this little bathroom that nautical flare.
Bathing paradise
Image via Roman and Williams

I love my big claw footed tub, by my husband love a shower.
This set up makes us both happy.

It would have to have some demolition work done to the back and then rebuild a warm and welcoming open kitchen like this one, that shares it's space with the living and dining room areas.  
A panty on the right side of the kitchen with a utility room on the back side that leads to the bath.
Love this country kitchen. The door is fabulous! My favorite kitchen so far and I think its because of all the doors outside... dutch door!  Beams are great.
This is what you find when you walk out the back door from the kitchen or utility room.
A perfect place for dining alfresco with the balmy ocean breezes filling the air.

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Image found Here

After taking  evening walks on the beach, we can relax in the moon light and bistro lights or chandelier or fire in the outdoor fireplace or all the above.
Garden
Image via House Beautiful

I hope you enjoyed my Beach House Virtual Home Make-over.
 


3 comments:

Millie said...

Edithurgh is a great spot Heides, although I reckon the average age of the locals would be 85! A lot of the local farmers retire into the town, so I'm not sure how they'd cope with your youthful energy. The fishing is awesome & you'd only be a 2.5 hour drive from us.
Love Millie xx

Heidi said...

Right now, I live in a 140 year old drug store in a town full of retired people. I guess that's how I roll. It would only be my weekend house anyway. You and MOTH are always welcome. You know my heart's in Clare growing lavender and honey. Thanks for the comment, it made my day.
Love ya, Heidi

Phillipi said...

You have beautiful taste in life. I live 1 hour from your dream home. Troubrige point is a special place for me. I love your photos.