When the home was first purchased, the exterior of the house wasn't up to much in terms of aesthetics! It had a bottle green roof, the paint was a creamy yellow and there wasn't much in the way of gardens. At the front of the home was a crumbling, original concrete verandah area with cracks and faded red paint. There was a lot of rotten timber around the house and termites had munched their way through various verandah posts over the years. Walt's vision was for a grand entrance. To reinstate this elegant home to not only its former glory, but to set the scene for next generation.
The first job was prep and paint the exterior of the home. The vision was clean, modern and upmarket. The house was painted with ecolour paints, an Australian paint brand with low VOC and non toxic ingredients. The colour is Milton Moon, a Dulux colour which was matched by ecolour. The window frames were painted just a bright white, semi gloss (waterbased) also from ecolour. This immediately changed the entire look of house. The roof was prepped with gal spray, then painted with a new hard-sealing membrane in Monument. It looks like a new roof but isnt!
The decking boards are from a premium composite decking board company called Trex, supplied by Decking Solutions in Queensland. They're manufactured in the United States and made from recycled plastic and the chips from saw mills. They are capped with a hardcore wrap which looks like real timber grain. It never fades, scratches, rots or warps and you don't ever need to oil it! Frameworks Carpentry and Mundie Constructions helped to bring this deck to life.
The gardens were created by Ashley James Gardens- Ash is a TV gardener and country garden specialist. Using plants from Plantmark, turf from Coolabah Turf and pots from Tuscan Path / Northcote Potteries, Ash created a stunning entrance to this beautiful home. We enlisted the services of local company Temptation Living and Landscapes to source some local soil, gravel and mulch. It's South facing, dry, hot climate gardening. We removed the split system units from the entire house and replaced with a ducted system, so that helped remove the unsightly compressors from the front deck.