When I first saw this house a couple of years ago I thought there was no way I could bring it back from the brink!
The entire house had been rendered in a brown 70’s Pebblecrete, teamed with maroon and bottle green timber work and finished off with fake federation leadlight windows. I definitely had a massive challenge ahead. However, the challenge was quite simple and inexpensive… PAINT!
This project in Bondi is a great example of how paint and a couple of small designer tweaks can bring a house from the depths of despair into a light summer beach house!
The architecture of the Federation Semi was not particularly stunning so I doubted the need to embellish the period detailing and instead decided to paint the entire facade with Dulux natural white. I then teamed it up with High Gloss Dulux Domino for the front door. One thing I spent a little time and money on was finding the right light for the front entry. This light from Euroluce gives off a warm glow at night and highlights the black street number stencil that I designed for the front of the house.
A few tropical plants to contrast against the white backdrop finished it off perfectly!