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An Artist's Freshly Renovated, Light-Filled Beach Haven In Torquay Is On The Market!

On the Market

This super cute house in Jan Juc comes with a super cute story. While artist Prudence Caroline and partner Damian, an architectural concreter, only purchased this home three years ago, Pru’s connection with the property goes way back. Her parents built the original home in this location in the 80s, where Pru lived until she was 8 years old.

Pru and Damian have undertaken a serious renovation since purchasing the coastal property, transforming it into a seriously amazing beachside dream home. Now the family is ready to move on to their next project, and this wisteria laced, light-filled sanctuary is up for sale!

26th October, 2019

Say hello to your potential new home in Torquay! Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Current owners Pru and Damian will miss the wisteria bloom. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

A perfectly landscaped courtyard. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Refined beachy vibes. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Plenty of room for both entertaining and relaxing. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Maximising views through all of those windows. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

A cosy lounge room corner. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Sadly, the beautiful artworks and design objects do not come with the house… Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Fire place ready for winter nights. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

This bathroom, honestly! Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Sink into the blue. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Bathroom detail. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Sweet dreams in the nursery. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

The owners have put a lot of work into designing outdoor spaces on this block. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

A green welcome. Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Down the garden path…Photo – Annette O’Brien.

Sally Tabart
Saturday 26th October 2019

‘It was very satisfying to be able to restore and modernise it and now hand it over to another owner to love’ – Prudence Caroline.

Artist Prudence Caroline’s parents originally built this house in the 80s, and lived in it until Pru was eight years old. It spent many years as a rental after the family sold it, but when it came up for sale, longtime surf coast residents Prue and Damian were quick to pounce! Pru enthuses, ‘it was very satisfying to be able to restore it, modernise it and now hand it over to another owner to love.’ There aren’t many homes that come with that much love and layered history  – and even less with such a STELLAR renovation!

Expert renovators (just look at their previous Torquay home!) Prue and Damian have completely transformed the old family home into a true coastal sanctuary. Earlier this year they pulled up the old, deteriorating slate floors and laid Malina terracotta tiles (which are old European roof tiles) from Gather Co – ‘an artwork underfoot’ says Pru. They also added the concrete bathroom extension (‘we call it the Turkish bath house’) with an external door  – perfect for hosing down sandy feet, kids and dogs!

The spot has been perfect for the family, just minutes from the local beach, park and cafe but still an easy drive to Melbourne.

One of the major improvements the family made was to the garden – everything was stripped out, meaning every single plant is new! ‘I’d love to stay and see my favourites – the wisteria, hydrangeas and silver birch they planted – and hope the new owners will enjoy watching the garden bloom!’ says Prue.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime kinda beach buy. For inquiries and further details, explore the home here!

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