Much-loved Australian icon, Deborah Hutton reveals her process to finding the best coastal homes on Find Me A Beach House.
She's one of Australia's most respected and acknowledged media personalities, and in a brand new venture, she joins the Lifestyle channel to host a new property series, Find Me A Beach House.
"It’s been really wonderful," she says. "I’ve had a chance to really discover different coastal areas in Australia."
"You can go to a place like Noosa, or the Mornington Peninsula but you never really see it or find the really extraordinary pockets of real estate, because you kind of drive past.
"So it’s been a really eye-opening exercise to understand different areas and go into these extraordinary homes you can only really peer at through a closed fence, or a high fence!," she adds.
But while the host has the enviable duty of walking through some of the country's most picturesque homes, she reveals that it's not just the properties she's had the pleasure of experiencing.
"It's been particularly enjoyable getting to know the buyers," Deborah explains. "These real people who are looking for their ultimate beach house."
And while each buyer has a list of requirements for their new home, Deborah reveals that she's always one step ahead:
"One of the things I really love about this show is pushing the envelope with the vendors to go, ‘What do you really want?'
"'If I’m going to show you something, I’m not going to show you three of the same things. I’m going to show you something you can knock down, or something you could renovate, or something you just move into, just to sort of see what you really want.'
"Because sometimes vendors don’t always really know what they want until they see it. They think they do, but they don’t," she laughs .
Join Deborah as she takes us, and ten other families to tour some of Australia's most beautiful coastal homes.
Watch Find Me A Beach House, from Wednesday September 25, 9.30pm EST on Lifestyle or On Demand