When Brigitte and Scott moved to Australia from their native South Africa, they fell in love with Victoria’s Surf Coast and decided to build a house in Torquay.
After taking advantage of a “buoyant market” they sold it in 2016, but then decided to build the same house – Boutique Homes’ Barcelona – again.
“We loved our Barcelona. We wanted to remain in the Geelong/Surf Coast region, but wanted a larger block of land and a pool,” explains Brigitte.
“We also particularly wanted an east-west orientation with a northerly aspect to the side to maximise natural light in our home’s living area. Orientation is everything. It makes a home so much more homely and warm and inviting in winter.”
The couple, who have two sons, wanted their new home in Mt Duneed – to have a relaxed, resort-style vibe with neutral earthy tones.