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This Dreamy Jan Juc Oasis Is For Sale

On the Market

Local gal Briony Delves has renovated and curated the most beautiful family home in Jan Juc over the past six years.

But now, the interior designer and founder of linen label Society of Wanderers is ready for her next project and has placed her three-bedroom oasis on the market.

She takes us for a tour ahead of open-for-inspection mornings.

3rd May, 2019

‘Oasis of calm in unrivalled Jan Juc hideaway’ reads the listing. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

The Jan Juc home features three bedrooms and two parking spaces. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

It’s a family home where indoor/outdoor living is encouraged. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

Briony moved into the home in 2013. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

Renovating it has been her hobby ever since. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

‘It might seem a little crazy to say we’ve loved renovating the home but it’s just been such a huge part of living there,’ she tells. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

The textures, colours, and materials in the home, combined with the natural elements in the outdoors make it a perfect escape. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

Cubby and tramp = kid heaven. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

It’s also great in summer with all the doors open to enjoy the weather. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

Eye-catching panelling and harmonious tones throughout. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

In winter the sun streams in through north facing windows. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

‘The home would be perfect for is a young family because the backyard is all ready to go for some kids to enjoy,’ tells Briony, ‘But it would also be great for anyone without kids or older kids – as a permanent home or a holiday escape to relax in.’ Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

Brony is very much a fan of textures – loving this wallpaper! Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

Bathroom details. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

The home features two renovated bathrooms. Photo – Cricket Photography Studio. Assistant – Hayden Mustica.

Elle Murrell
Friday 3rd May 2019

‘Now that we’ve perfected the home we’re moving to do it all again, just around the corner.’ – Briony Delves.

Earlier in the week, a little real estate window-shopping led me to ‘Oasis of calm in unrivalled Jan Juc hideaway’. As you can imagine, that headline stopped me mid-scroll! Later, sharing the link to our oft-used #thingsiwanttobuy Slack channel in the office met with ‘Holy crap this might be my favourite home ever!’ ‘Dream location!’. And ‘anyone wanna pitch in and buy this place, we can time-share it?’

Regrettably, no TDF-er is in a position to do so just right now… but, we thought it might pique the interest of some lucky somebody out there. So, we reached out to homeowner Briony Delves to get all the details!

Featuring three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two parking spaces, the lot sizes up to 540m2. With a coveted north-facing aspect, it’s a family home where indoor/outdoor living is encouraged – see bifold doors and windows in the living areas and main bedroom, oasis-level landscaping, and an entertaining-ready backyard with cubby and grass encircled tramp.

‘We moved into our home in 2013,’ tells Jan Juc local Briony. ‘We were looking for something in that area to renovate – it was a really dorky 90s home, but we saw the potential behind the multicoloured walls and frilly curtains.’

Not any more! The interior designer has channelled Scandinavian style in her dramatic renovation. She literally had a tin out the first day they moved in, painting both exterior and interior. ‘We’ve replaced almost everything since then, I think everything is new apart from the basic structure of the house and the big gum trees out the back,’ she adds. ‘We have a new kitchen with a big chunky solid concrete bench, Carrara marble splashback and my favourite brushed brass handles’.

Briony has a little bit of an aversion to white walls. Along with her soft colour scheme, she’s added v-groove panelling to most of the house, plus there’s wallpaper in the kids’ rooms, laundry and even the toilet!

‘Making this home perfect has been my main hobby,’ Briony reflects. And… she’s ready to embark on it all again, just around the corner.  Maybe we’ll be ready to buy when that one’s done!

The home is open for inspection tomorrow, May 4th from 12:30-1:00pm. For more information you can view the listing here.

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