So once they lastly discovered a mid-century residence to name their very own in Ringwood (for simply $425,000 again in 2011!) they knew they’d to assist deliver it again to life. The 13 Poynton Avenue property was weathered after being uncared for by its varied earlier renters, so it was in ‘determined’ want of a savvy renovation!
‘None of our household may fairly see the attraction, and to be completely sincere – I don’t suppose even Rhys and I may have foreseen how magical this residence may have change into,’ Simone says.
They initially refreshed ‘nearly each floor’ within the property besides the unique brick fire. This included including in larch wooden flooring, contemporary carpets, the kitchen and toilet, earlier than furnishing the house with Simone’s inventive contact.
Years later, Simone and Rhys toyed with the thought and promoting and shifting on when their household outgrew the home with the addition of their three daughters. ‘But our connection to this area was so sturdy that we determined to increase fairly than promote,’ Simone explains.
The couple enlisted the assistance of Kennedy Nolan for the second aware renovation in hopes of maximising area whereas respecting the property’s retro traits. In addition to creating a brand new personal main bedroom, they established a deck off the eating room for an indoor-outdoor really feel and expanded the lounge so there was sufficient room for a customized rattan unit – the place the hid, remote-controlled TV pops up from!
But after virtually 11 years, the Haags are prepared for a brand new mission and have determined to record their beloved residence. One of the options they’ll miss essentially the most is the master suite, full with a towering 100-year-old gum tree simply exterior the ensuite window, and the lounge’s sweeping views to the Dandenongs.
‘[The plan is] to search out one other mid-century trendy gem and begin another time,’ Simone says of the household’s subsequent transfer, so watch this area!
‘We hope that the following custodian of this home can really feel the love and power we put into it and overlay it with their household and their very own particular finds – until in fact we determine to promote all of our furnishings and begin over – which is a definite risk.’