24 October 2014

Feature Friday: A beach house at Angelsea on The Great Ocean Road

This home is my dream home. 

The moment I saw this home, I fell in love with it. From the natural light, to the colour palette, the ocean views and the orchard in the garden, this home is simply stunning! 

Today I am beyond excited to be featuring this home as today's Feature Friday post. I shared a snippet with you last week on Facebook and the response was great - you all wanted to see more! So today I am doing just that. Here is some background and the story behind this beautiful beach house that sits at Angelsea at the beginning of The Great Ocean Road on Victoria's stunning coastline...
Who lives here:
Interior Designer & blogger, Melissah Weigall, with her Landscape Architect husband, Derek. They both work from home running their own design practices.

The purchase:
Totally out of the blue they purchased this 1950's white weatherboard beach house. After seeing the auction ad in the local paper, they did a quick tour of the home, were smitten and bought it four days later.

 It was in desperate need of a major makeover but with some TLC and a lot of hard work it had the potential to be what it is today - a dream home! Melissah and Derek's talents are obvious, the home features high timber ceilings, masses of glass windows to admire the ocean views, an elevated lounge, a fruit orchard in the backyard and an entertaining deck with one of the most amazing uninterrupted ocean views. 

BEFORE The dated living room. 

AFTER The living room is light and airy, the glass louvers show the most spectacular view whilst dining!

The renovation:
The house was gutted and stripped back to the bare basics. There was a new deck, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, light fittings and blinds. The floorboards were sanded and polished, new plasterboard and a few coats of paint gave the house a new lease of life. The couple designed and project managed the renovation themselves. Derek managed the trades and Melissah looked after the finishes, fittings, furniture and decoration. The result has far exceeded their expectations with an uplifting bright light filled house that screams beach and summer. 

KITCHEN Even the walk in cupboard is beautifully styled. This kitchen makes cooking seem like a breeze. It is a kitchen you would WANT to be in!

The look:
Melissah has created a casual, relaxed, beachy vibe with an eclectic feel. Hamptons meets Chinatown! Bleached Asian antiques have been combined with French Provincial furniture, modern sofas, white washed cane and vintage surfboards. The colour palette is mainly white with sandy overtones and splashes of aqua to give it a pop of colour. Old is mixed with new, modern designer with rustic and vintage with seaside chic. Original artwork featured throughout the home takes on an organic feel.

BATHROOM The colour scheme of the home is echoed throughout each room. The pop of aqua splashed around through the styling is refreshing and eye catching 

BEDROOM The timber furniture, relaxed chaise and high ceilings make this room feel like a sanctuary. The perfect place to wake on a sunny Sunday morning!

The dream:
Owning a white weatherboard home with 180 degree views overlooking Main Beach, Anglesea and a 7 minute walk to the beach was beyond this couple’s wildest dreams. They were after an all year round summer home where thongs, surfboards, sandy feet, surfing, barbeques and beach towels were the order of the day. A place where they could live, work, eat, relax and fall asleep to the sound of the ocean. 
Their dream certainly came true...

Are you now in love with this coastal beach house too? Do yourself a favour and visit Melissah's website 'Coastal Style' where you will indulge in her passion for living by the sea and all things coastal and glam. Melissah regularly posts home and lifestyle inspiration that will have you hitting the Pinterest button. Truly!

Do you live by the beach? Or do you sometimes wish that you did? What would your dream home look like? 

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  1. What a great home - some excellent design ideas too. I have to agree with the dream of living by the sea, and being a three minute walk from the front door to the sand for us is something we as a family love.

    Cheers, Col

    1. Thanks for stopping by Col. It is a beauty, a home that wont date quickly I feel. Nothing beats a sea breeze on a hot summers day, I couldn't live too far from the coast!

  2. Beautiful home and the styling is simply stunning! I loved reading your post too.

  3. Hi! Just followed you here via Kaleidoscope Blog. This house is gorgeous! We've just bought a place here in Ballarat that I think we will knock down to rebuild in a year or two. Some great ideas here although we're a bit more bush/country than beach :-) Thanks for the beautiful photos - and blog. Ex

    1. Oh how exciting congratulations Ellen! I love mixing coastal with country, it makes things easy when you can embrace the rustic,weathered look and source second hand goods! Thank you for stopping by and your kind words Ashlea x

  4. Oh my gosh, this house is divine! The natural light had me sold!

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    1. I know Bec - I just keep telling myself 'one day'!! :)


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