Artistic couple David and Yuge Bromley sell Daylesford masterpiece
The “Bromley influence” has drawn a Melbourne buyer to a colourful Daylesford house recreated by creative couple David and Yuge Bromley.
The artist and his fashion designer wife earned $750,000 for the two-bedroom abode on a 2500sq m block at 3031 Ballan-Daylesford Rd, which they’d renovated inside and out.
The keen property traders also sold another bold residence at 20 Main Rd, Hepburn Springs for $545,000 just before Christmas, CoreLogic records show.
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McQueen Real Estate director Kim McQueen, who inked both the sales, said the latest one came as the Bromleys prepared to relocate their Daylesford gallery from its Vincent St site of the past four years to a “huge” new space on East St.
A post on the Bromley & Co Facebook page stated earlier this month that the new site would open in April and be the business’s “central hub in Daylesford, combining gallery, studio space, pottery studio and a furniture and interior design business”.
The Bromleys had owned the Ballan-Daylesford Rd property for about a year before listing it for sale in December.
Ms McQueen said they’d turned it into a work of art by adding bespoke wallpaper and blinds displaying David’s artworks, quirky light fittings, and a bold colour scheme.
The house also featured classic oak parquetry floors and a two-room timber kitchen with handmade cabinetry, new appliances and a restored IXL cast-iron stove.
Three living and dining spaces, two bedrooms, two renovated bathrooms and a veranda made up the rest of the floorplan, with two sheds and a separate studio also features of the lush grounds landscaped by “avid gardener” David.
Ms McQueen said the buyers “loved the colours, the uniqueness of the property — the whole Bromley influence”.
They were tossing up whether to initially offer it as a holiday rental, or move straight in.
The agent said she had strong interest from prospective buyers considering it for the latter purpose, with short-stay accommodation a lucrative business in Victoria’s spa country.
The Bromleys’ other property moves in recent years include spending $1.5 million on both the Old Castlemaine Gaol and a Ballarat pub they refurbished and renamed The Pub With Two Names, CoreLogic records show.
The pair also sold another Hepburn Springs house for $1.7 million in 2017, after giving it the Bromley treatment.
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