When Will and Vanessa Rome bought a rundown 1930s bungalow back in 2010, on their return
from working overseas, they had their hearts set on completing a major project.
The goal was to transform the main house into a bright and welcoming two-storey home that would ooze chalet chic.
As Will took on the bulk of the work himself, the build was not always smooth sailing, however, the result is a luxurious home on an impressive budget. A key feature is the overhanging eaves, reminiscent of continental ski chalets, which not only give the house style but also provide weather protection to the upper storey walls.
Created using natural materials, the interior’s light-hued walls complement a dark-stained, engineered oak floor.
Tricks such as exposing the original internal wall, meanwhile, help to add style and authenticity to the finished house.