Gold Coast retro beach house to undergo mammoth restoration

first_imgScott Rogers and Shirley Sollis at their newly bought retro shack. The couple moved from Brisbane to restore it to its former glory. Photo by Richard GoslingAN ORIGINAL 1970s beach house with retro furniture, lime green walls and a humble Hills Hoist clothes is set to undergo a mammoth restoration.New homeowners Scott Rogers and Shirely Sollis managed to look past the asbestos riddled house and shelled out $817,000 for the Palm Beach property.The couple moved into the retro house atthis week and plan to restore the time capsule to its former glory. 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.Mr Rogers said the roof would be removed this week before the couple knock out the asbestos lined walls. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North3 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“We will have to rip the house right back to its original frame,” he said. 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.Liz Sharpe and Lisa Parker helped seal the deal and said the house was a “blast from the past” but the location was the biggest drawcard.“Palm Beach has become a serious player in the southern Gold Coast property market and is undoubtedly one of the up and coming places to own property on the Gold Coast,” Ms Sharpe said.“Its popularity will only continue to grow.”Ms Sharpe said the propertyb had three offers the weekend it hit the market.“There was a quick response, as well as Scott we had a younger builder who wnated to build a duplex and a young investor who loved the Palm Beach market,” she said.Ms Sharpe said the property was a treasure chest of life in the 70s.A rocking horse, soft toys, wooden trains and children’s story books were amongst the classic collection left behind. 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.They said they hunted high and low for 18 months for their perfect restoration project. “We restored an old Queenslander in Brisbane and then we decided we would do the same on the Gold Coast,” Mr Rogers said.“We looked for an old beach house in Palm Beach for quite a while but it was harder than I thought trying to find one. “It almost feels like old beach houses are being wiped out in Palm Beach.” center_img 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.Mr Rogers said he and his wife Shirley wanted to keep the original style and said they had been looking for vintage furniture on eBay.“We have a great vision to bring it back to life,” he said. “The only modern twist will be the bathrooms and putting a deck in the backyard.” 15 Twenty Third Ave, Palm Beach.The Palm Beach property had been in the Clarke family for 40 years. “The family with eight children used it as a weekender and when we came to look at it the house was full of old 70s furniture,” he said. “We asked them to leave as much of it behind as possible so we could restore it to look exactly the way it was.” last_img

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