Designer Briony Delves’ renovated home could be yours to enjoy
THE creative talent behind successful homewares brand Society of Wanderers is selling her Jan Juc home after a six-year renovation.
After painstakingly transforming a former colonial-style brick house into a stylish abode for her young family, Briony Delves is ready to embark on a new project around the corner.
She’s listed the three-bedroom house, at 47 Strathmore Drive, through One Agency, Torquay with price hopes of $950,000 to $990,000.
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Ms Delves has used her background in fashion and interior design to create a calming coastal vibe at the property.
Fans of her popular bed linen and homewares may recognise some of the rooms as backdrops for her products.
She said the house was unrecognisable from the one she and her husband bought back in 2013.
“It was quite a horror story,” she said.
“I grew up in Jan Juc and it was my husband who was keen on that house.
“I had to look at it through squinty eyes and blur our all the colours and stuff to see the potential.”
She initially painted over the bright colours with white but found it too boring so introduced a charcoal and soft grey colour scheme.
Royal oak herringbone floors, floor to ceiling french flax linen drapes that accentuate the high ceilings, v-groove wall panelling and wallpaper from leading Australian and Scandinavian brands complete the look.
“It’s not a stuffy house, it’s a casual beach house and it’s a really calming space,” Ms Delves said.
“Because it’s a beach house the panelling makes it quite coastal and the herringbone floors and marble add this little bit of sophistication.”
The main change to the floorplan has been creating a second bathroom in the former laundry and taking out doors to create a greater flow between the loungeroom and open-plan kitchen meals area at the rear.
Concrete benchtops, Carrara marble tiles, Smeg appliances and Au Haus brass handles add a touch of class to the kitchen.
The 540sq m block has a north-facing aspect with lush gardens surrounding several decks.