Shelley Craft embarks on Block-style Byron Bay reno

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Shelley Craft and her property agent husband are continuing on their house-flipping journey around Byron Bay, purchasing an over 100-year-old fixer-upper within walking distance of the beach.

The Block co-host and husband Christian Sergiacomi are calling their new abode ‘Pacifico Cottage’.

The pair are planning on completing the home’s facelift in a reality-tv-worthy timeframe, just one month before their proposed move-in date of November 1.

The Byron Bay home that is over 100 years old is getting a celebrity-friendly update. Picture: Media Mode

The original listing advertised the home’s potential to extend and renovate within the 650sqm block, suggestion the addition of another level or a pool. 

Read more: Shelley Craft flips Byron Bay house for healthy profit

Epic entertaining spaces and luxury features such as a pool and decking are likely being considered.

Shelley Craft and husband Christian Sergiacomi. Picture: Getty

The couple bought the home in August after selling their last reno project, a Belongil Beach home that sold for $4.9 million earlier this year, after spending nearly three years updating the property that they originally purchased for $3 million.

No doubt the savvy pair are hoping to offer the in-demand area another stunning renovated home.

Byron Bay has in recent years become popular with celebrities like Chris Hemsworth and Pat Rafter, not to mention the lifestyle bloggers who have made headlines around the world. The suburb’s median house price has risen from just $1 million in 2015 to 1.5 million in 2018.

Property experts say the stunning natural landscape and lifestyle on offer plus the celebrity factor have pushed up prices in Byron Bay and the surrounding areas.

Craft and her husband have made a name for themselves flipping houses. Picture: realestate.com.au/sold

We have a feeling Craft’s adorable three-bedroom, one-bathroom, sky-blue cottage will be a fab addition to the Byron Bay property landscape once the reality show queen has finished the renovation.

But Craft and Sergiacomi first had to turn their attention to the tricky and time-consuming business of removing asbestos from the site, according to Craft’s Instagram page – which is a common problem within homes built in that era.

The highly dangerous material was removed by experts, during which time the site was fenced up to avoid unnecessary danger or contamination.

Read more: How to deal with asbestos

Access was restricted to the home while the dangerous business of removing the asbestos was undertaken. Picture: Media Mode

Following that initial first step, which should only ever be completed by experienced and licensed professionals, Craft has shown her fans the property’s progress on Instagram:

“Welcome to Pacifico Cottage,” Craft tells her Instagram followers.

“Yes, we have started a new project. A 1950’s beach shack. Our plan? To be in by Nov 1. Normally I wouldn’t put a timeline on our renovations but hey…I love a challenge and change is as good as a holiday…house 🌴🌴Week one down and asbestos out! “

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Welcome to Pacifico Cottage. Yes, we have started a new project. A 1950’s beach shack. Our plan? To be in by Nov 1. Normally I wouldn’t put a timeline on our renovations but hey…I love a challenge and change is as good as a holiday…house 🌴🌴 Week one down and asbestos out! Thank you @leezgroup and Marloane Building Co. #pacificocottage #marloanebuildingco #pacificoproperties #byronbay #renolife #byronbaybeachhouse

A post shared by Shelley Craft (@shelleycraftofficial) on Oct 5, 2019 at 1:42am PDT

We can’t wait to see what the renovation extraordinaires come up with on their latest project and the good news is, there are only a few weeks to go until the move-in date.

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