Selling Houses Australia

The best makeovers from ten years of Selling Houses Australia

We've taken a look back through the archives to find the very best makeovers of Australia's most unsellable houses.

Shaynna, Andrew and Charlie have been busy over the last ten years, giving some of Australia's most unusual, dilapidated and sometimes downright horrible houses the breaths of fresh air they needed to hit the real estate market running.

Here's our pick of the best makeovers from ten series of Selling Houses Australia.

Yass, NSW

Our favourite Selling Houses Australia makeover of all time came from Series 9, when the team undertook the task of giving a facelift to the historic Old Linton house in Yass, NSW. With over 40 rooms, this was no easy feat but Charlie and Shaynna somehow managed to pull off this stunning makeover while maintaining the property's heritage.

Erskineville, NSW

The owner of this two-bedroom Sydney terrace bought the property sight unseen, unaware of its rising damp, crumbling walls and dark pokey rooms. Shaynna created a lighter and brighter feel to the property's interior, making the most of the space available and enhancing the terrace's original features. Outside, Charlie gave the property some much-needed street appeal by repainting the terrace. In the courtyard, he planted a herb garden and built a deck complete with a daybed.

Haberfield, NSW

This federation property was once a much-loved family home, but it was stuck in a time warp of bad 70s décor. Shaynna restored the interior to its former glory, bringing the beautiful period features to the fore. Charlie worked his magic on the exterior, using paint to subtly highlight the house's beautiful timberwork, plus a picket fence and more family-friendly garden layout.

Ashbury, NSW

In a moving episode of Selling Houses, the team took on the house of Roy, who has been hoarding and filling every inch of his home with possessions he's collected over 20 years. A few years before the renovation, Roy suffered a heart attack and found it difficult to find full-time work. Roy’s finances were so bad that he needed to sell his home or risked the bank taking it from him. Shaynna and Charlie transformed the house, making it possible for buyers to see the property's potential, instead of focusing on the accumulated junk.

Beachmere, QLD

This block of four units in the seaside Queensland town of Beachmere was in a state of disrepair inside and out, as well as being ridiculously overpriced. The Selling Houses team found that a knockdown would cost a fortune, due to the tricky asbestos factor, so a targeted renovation and tidy up was the solution for this investment property.

Ashgrove, QLD

This family were ready to sell their old Queenslander home, but the place was in such a state, nobody wanted to buy. Shaynna’s challenge was to make the floor plan functional for modern family life and make the most of the old house's gorgeous original features. Charlie’s main aim was to work on street appeal and make the most of this charming old Queenslander. He repainted the entire house, tore up the front path and planted new garden beds.

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Posted by Matt42 •16w ago • Report
Nice picks of the best makeovers!
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