Top outcome for restored Cobbitty cottage from Selling Houses Australia

Top outcome for restored Cobbitty cottage from Selling Houses Australia
Top outcome for restored Cobbitty cottage from Selling Houses Australia

A restored Cobbitty cottage featured on the popular Selling Houses Australia TV show was one of the best renovation sale outcomes on the recent series. 

The Foxtel Lifestyle team are now looking for another 13 fixer-uppers with one already earmarked for Campwin Beach in Mackay, Queensland.

The restored Cobbitty cottage featured in the recent season of Selling Houses Australia sold quickly after its renovation.

Vendor Maree Kovac enlisted the help of the Selling Houses team after not getting the price she wanted for the home when she listed it for five months last year.

Kovac was asking $778,000 to $865,000 for the unrenovated home that she bought for $349,500 in 2002.

The inspectees at the mid-2016 open for inspections were advised to come back once the renovation of the three bedroom home was undertaken by property expert Andrew Winter, the landscaper Charlie Albone and interior designer Shaynna Blaze.

A rotting veranda had wrapped the dilapidated 1880s cottage that once stood alone overlooking the rolling hills of the Macarthur region.

Seriously deteriorated, the front of the home was completely overgrown.

Albone's work saw him remove the rotting veranda and reconstruct a new one using Cyprus pine.

The home was painted from its baby blue to a grey and a bright red front door.

Blaze, who focuses on the interior, added polypropylene plastic tiles, adding 'Alice in Wonderland' style flooring to the kitchen which featured a new wooden bench top and sink.

The rooms were dressed in a French Provincial style, adding additional character and charm.

United Acreage Tanya Novek sold the three bedroom, two bathroom home 'immediately' after the renovation for $835,000.

The popular Foxtel Lifestyle show, which dispenses advice on the property's sellability, has regularly won ASTRA Awards for Most Outstanding Lifestyle Program and Viewer's Favourite Program, as well as often being the highest rated Lifestyle Channel series.

This article first appeared in the Sunday Telegraph.

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