A renovated beach house in Tuross Head

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 by KiM

Mary, a very sweet blog reader, emailed us about her Airbnb “beach shack” in a coastal village of Tuross Head, New South Wales. I had to share this beauty with you. What I would do to be able to spend a vacation here!

I know that there are a lot of great looking rooms out there that are far more fancy and luxe than my abode.  However, you may be curious to view my newly renovated 70s beach shack.  It sits by, what I believe, is one of the most beautiful and untouched coasts lines in the world – The Far South Coast of NSW. The interior styling of the house could be described as slow design.  The house includes art and furniture collections accumulated over many years of living in Asia and Australia.  To me the most important and inspiring pieces are from family: my dad’s old carpenter’s workbench and my parents’ Parker lounge chairs from my childhood.  These pieces inspired the look, feel and soul of my renovation, completed in December 2018. Mary Louise is a 1978 modified beach house. After being rented out for most of its life, it had become the eyesore of the neighbourhood. Despite its dilapidated condition, it had good bones and design integrity that needed saving. So, in 2017 the restoration of this 70’s original beach home began in earnest. After a year of work, Mary Louise was finally transformed. It now stands proudly getting the admiration it deserves. The living and dining area is open plan and seamlessly connected to a beautiful outside deck offering ocean, mountain and hidden garden vistas. 

Suzanne Melton says:

“Slow design.” I love it!

Six years ago, we moved in and thought we’d do “x.” Six years later, due to remodeling as money permitted, we have a BETTER design because we were forced to do it slowly.

I learned another design type this week: Curiosity Cabinet Style.

KiM says:

There’s never harm in taking your time!

axie says:

I call mine “continuous design”. 🙂

Marie says:


Chris Radnedge says:

Hi my partner and i would love to stay here this saturday night. Is it available?

We are 42 and 47. Non smokers no pets.

Kind regards

KiM says:

There’s a link to the AirBnB listing in the post that should show you availabilities

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