A beachfront Stone House in Bilgola, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, was last night named as the winner of Lifestyle’s property series I Own Australia’s Best Home.
Online shopping entrepreneurs Lorica and Andrew Clarke won $30,000 for charity after being voted by both viewers and judges.
The home boasts stunning oceanfront views, a glass pool and even a basement nightclub. The original 70’s stone and timber cottage underwent a two-year renovation, to accommodate a growing family of 5.
Interior designers Gillian Khaw and Tim Leveson, and architect Nick Tobias were joined by guest judges, Neale Whitaker, Collette Dinnigan and Andrew Winter for a Live finale last night.
“We are ecstatic!” says Lorica. “For our home to be so warmly received by the judges and the viewers is wonderful. Our architect Nanna Lesiuk did a masterful job, giving our home its beauty and aesthetic, and it gives me great joy to see this work be recognised.
“The charity that we have chosen to donate the $30,000 prize money is The Kids Cancer Centre, Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick as this charity holds a special place in our hearts.”
“Lorica and Andrew’s Surf’s Up Stone House is the quintessential Australian dream home, with the essence of the property being about fun and family,” said Tim Leveson. “This series has always been about what makes a great home to live in – and there’s bucketloads of fun and liveability here, from the disco floor to the ocean view pool and the delicate way it balances family life with areas for privacy.”
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