Interior designer Kate Walker’s Mt Martha marvel to make millions
A leading Australian interior designer is expected to make a windfall from a Mt Martha farmhouse she transformed in the space of a year.
Award-winning decorator Kate Walker fully renovated the four-bedroom retreat at 70 Bay Rd and added plenty of coastal cool.
It’s now for private sale with a $3.7-$4.2 million price guide — soaring above the $1.72 million she paid for it last year, according to CoreLogic.
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Warlimont & Nutt director Trent Cameron said Ms Walker had an unexpected opportunity to showcase her design work elsewhere, prompting her to sell the property.
“The joinery in the kitchen and master suite are certainly a class above anything I’ve seen before in terms of attention to detail,” Mr Cameron said.
“The garden has been designed by Peter Donaldson from Blac Design and is absolutely divine.”
A relaxed central living room with Italian oak floorboards underfoot includes a feature marble fireplace. It connects to a gourmet kitchen with a Brazilian soapstone island bench and Wolf double oven.
A wall of windows frames the north-facing deck and designer gardens beyond.
The immaculate outdoors includes an elevated cabana that overlooks an Egyptian limestone pool.
The home has been featured in House & Garden magazine and on Channel 9’s Luxury Homes Revealed.
Imported American furniture and handmade rugs are also negotiable in the luxury sale.
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