Selling Houses Australia

Bass, VIC house: Take a Tour

Take a closer look at the team's makeover of the Bass proeprty in Victoria from Selling Houses Australia.

Dairy farmers John and Mary Morgan have their own dairy farm snug in the rolling hills of the Bass Coast. Just over an hour’s drive from Melbourne, this 118-acre dairy farm is in a beautiful location only 15 minutes from Phillip Island.

The house is solid, but dated. In fact the lack of a spruce up is a testament to how hardworking Mary and John are – that their 4 bedroom farmhouse remained in its original condition, while they worked to keep their farm afloat. 

It’s a difficult time to sell with the dairy industry struggling, possibly scaring any potential buyers. So it was obvious that if someone was to invest in this gorgeous slice of Victoria, the farmhouse had to become the centrepiece and an inspirational country cottage. 

Enter Shaynna, Charlie and Andrew to save the day!  Find out more about the farmmakeover above and below. 

Summary of Works – Interior

The style inside the property was a product of its generation. Shaynna could easily see its potential, so she gave it the modern boost it needed.

The interior walls of the living room were a mix of dated red brick and plasterboard. So the red brick was covered up and the walls were painted in a country grey. The dizzying carpet was swapped for a modern plush carpet and new light fittings were hung between the exposed beam ceilings. Installing a new wood burning fireplace and moving it to the centre of the room now makes it the cozy focus point of the long lounge room.

In the kitchen, the dated linoleum flooring was replaced with a new dark timber floating floor to enhance the kitchen’s country charm. The unusual bench was removed and replaced with a kitchen island including an adjoining dining table. This layout creates a functional and visual flow between the kitchen and dining.

The bedrooms were all great sizes and had built-ins, so were just updated with new carpet, fresh paint, and new bed linen.

The bathroom had new white floor tiles laid, and a respray gave it a fresh lease on life.

Summary of Works – Exterior

Charlie used weatherboards to cover the red brick frontage. This gives the home more of a country cottage look and fits in better with its surroundings. By clearing the entrance to the house and adding some potted plants in rustic half wine barrels, the front of the property now looks more inviting.

Mary has maintained a gorgeous vegetable garden and kid friendly back yard. Charlie’s goal was to enhance this already peaceful space by creating a paved entertaining area. Using crazy pave stones, he formed a rectangular patio area and dressed it with an outdoor dining setting more beautiful planting.


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