Selling house dives into Dolphin Point

Selling house dives into Dolphin Point

A Dolphin Point home will go under the hammer next month after receiving a nifty makeover by the team from Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia.

Perched on its South Coast headland, with ocean views, the 1960s beach house has been transformed by designer Shaynna Blaze, the gardening expert Charlie Albone overseen by host Andrew Winter.

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The trio are filming the 12th season of the top rating show which airs in March.

They’ve gone for a contemporary feel but retained the retro vibe of the property on Seaside Parade.

The sleepy hamlet, just south of bustling Ulladulla, has seen tradespeople galore over for the past three weeks.

Its Raine & Horne Mollymook Milton listing agent Ben Pryde auctions the property March 23. Pryde said he was excited to have the makeover team working with the vendors Steve and Serena Blakey.

“It’s been a whirlwind, but loads of fun,” he said.

“The show will really showcase our region as a jewel on the South Coast.

“The weather has been absolutely perfect for every day of filming other than a spectacular storm in the final hours of the renovation.”

Pryde said more than 80 turned out for the makeover reveal last weekend.

The Selling Houses Australia episode focuses on the lives of the Blakey couple and their four children, who have been on the coast for 15 years since paying $405,000.

It’s been a wonderful place for the couple to raise kids and indulge their passion for surfing. But a few years ago their world was rocked when their youngest son contracted encephalitis, an inflammation on the brain.

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The family are selling up to fund his treatment but, after 347 days on the market, the property hadn’t sold. It last had a $1.18 million asking price, which was revised down after starting at $1.3 million in late 2017.

The Selling Houses Australia team, who launched the series in 2008, described the unrenovated home as “dated, mismatched and needing a lot of small maintenance jobs”.

“This is one family that desperately need our help.”

The episode will be the finale in May.

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