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| 31st May 2020

House in Westgarth Gets Transformed

Believe it or not, this gorgeous house in Northcote, Melbourne was a 1900s weatherboard cottage that was crumbling at the seams. There wasn’t much left of the cottage when Kate Symons and her husband Kris got their hands on it.

Kate and Chris had just finished a different renovation project when their real estate agent contacted them out of the blue with the Northcote cottage. And so, begun the adventure.

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Colours used; Front door ‘Copen Blue’ Gloss Enamel, Weatherboards ‘Charcoal Grey’ Low Sheen Exterior, External trims and lacework ‘Greyology 1’ Semi-Gloss Acrylic and Front Veranda ‘Natural’ Dexpress.

Kate and Kris reinvigorated the Northcote cottage using Haymes Paint products; including the colour Haymes ‘Copen Blue’ for the front door and Haymes ‘Charcoal Grey’ for the weatherboards.

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Before we head inside, let’s take a closer look at the external features of the home.

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Colours used; Front door ‘Copen Blue’ Gloss Enamel, Weatherboards ‘Charcoal Grey’ Low Sheen Exterior, External trims and lacework ‘Greyology 1’ Semi-Gloss Acrylic and Front Veranda ‘Natural’ Dexpress.

The home was uninhabited for over 50 years and needed a lot of work to bring it to all its glory. Whilst breathing new life into the property, the duo still paid homage to its 1900s roots. The external trims and lacework give the cottage the character it would have had many years ago.

To take a look at the process and check out some before photos go to Kate’s Instagram @what.kate.sees

Now let’s take a look inside.

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The stunning, crisp and clean kitchen is all painted in Haymes ‘Greyology 1’. It is the perfect canvas for cooking up a storm on a Friday night for all of Kate and Chris’ friends.

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The stairway of our dreams! The contrast between the timber and the white has us swooning over this space.

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Haymes ‘Greyology 1’ was also used throughout the home on the walls, ceilings and on the beautifully styled shelves in the study. Haymes 'Greyology 1' creates a tranquil environment that is ideal for getting work done.

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Colours used: ‘Greyology 1’ on the walls, ceilings and trims.

Let’s head outside again to take in the striking views of the backyard.

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Colours used; bricks ‘Greyology 1’ Low Sheen Exterior and decking ‘Natural’ Simply Woodcare Dexpress  

The combination of the timber with the white and black features really brings the outside area to life. We can totally imagine sitting on the deck with a coffee and some breakfast on a Sunday morning.

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Colours used; bricks ‘Greyology 1’ Low Sheen Exterior and decking ‘Natural’ Simply Woodcare Dexpress 

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Colours used; Decking ‘Natural’ Simply Woodcare Dexpress 

Get the look with Haymes Simply Woodcare Dexpress in ‘Natural’ as well as Haymes ‘Greyology 1’.

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Colours used; bricks ‘Greyology 1’ Low Sheen Exterior and decking ‘Natural’ Simply Woodcare Dexpress 

We love how the Haymes ‘Charcoal Grey’ painted weatherboards work with the rustic red bricks that Kate recycled. This nook looks like a great place to retreat and have a moment of bliss with a great book.

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Project design and specifications: Kate Symons @what.kate.sees

Build: Ben Thomas Builder @benthomasbuilder

Landscape design: Mud Office (Mira Martinazzo) @mudoffice

Featured colours

Charcoal Grey
Copen Blue
Greyology 1