The final show and tell!

So it’s time for the before and after shots of the sandtemple.  From ugly but cute to knock your sock off!  In 4 full on months with the help of many excellent contractors and friends and family and, of course, Frank who really did the lions share of the work!

After faffing about with the formatting and finding that I can’t get the pictures to remain in place side by side to get the full before and after effect I am just going to put them one after another otherwise this post will never be published.  Thanks for all the encouragement over the months and the feedback about progress.  She is a beauty now!

BEFORE:

cute but old and tired and made fully of asbestos!

cute but old and tired and made fully of asbestos!

AFTER:

Standing on the North East corner of the block

Standing on the North East corner of the block


BEFORE:

Sunset looking east

Sunset looking east

AFTER:

A new deck, a shower, stairs and new walkways, new windows….

A new deck, a shower, stairs and new walkways, new windows….

BEFORE:

Nothing much to say about this except gotta love the retro chair!

Nothing much to say about this except gotta love the retro chair!

AFTER: 

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BEFORE:

THIS WAS THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE HOUSE

THIS WAS THE WESTERN SIDE OF THE HOUSE

 AFTER:

Complete with porthole, sliding door and large window as well as a deck!

Complete with porthole, sliding door and large window as well as a deck!

BEFORE:

The insides are stripped out to make way for a whole new start

The insides are stripped out to make way for a whole new start

AFTER:

THE DECK HAS TRIPLED IN SIZE….

THE DECK HAS TRIPLED IN SIZE….

 BEFORE:

YIKES!

YIKES!

AFTER:

The new grey lounge, TV tucked away in the corner, blackwood drum light and a little bit of the view

The new grey lounge, TV tucked away in the corner, blackwood drum light and a little bit of the view

BEFORE:

You can still see the beautiful quality to the light here if you look past the rest of it!

You can still see the beautiful quality to the light here if you look past the rest of it!

AFTER:

Corner view looking North East

Corner view looking North East

BEFORE:

 

 

NOTHING TO SAY REALLY IS THERE?

NOTHING TO SAY REALLY IS THERE?

 AFTER:

AFTER PART A

AFTER PART A

 

AFTER PART B

AFTER PART B

AFTER PART C

AFTER PART C

 BEFORE:

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AFTER:

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BEFORE:

BATHROOM??????

BATHROOM??????

AFTER:

HOW I LOVE THIS PART OF THE CONVERSION!

HOW I LOVE THIS PART OF THE CONVERSION!

BEFORE:

LAUNDRY….

LAUNDRY….

AFTER:

Laundry is finished

Laundry is finished

BEFORE:

POKEY LITTLE GREEN BEDOOM…UGH

POKEY LITTLE GREEN BEDOOM…UGH

AFTER:

ALL ONE LARGE ROOM THAT CAN BE SCREENED

ALL ONE LARGE ROOM THAT CAN BE SCREENED

BEFORE:

THERE IS A KITCHEN IN THERE SOMEWHERE...

THERE IS A KITCHEN IN THERE SOMEWHERE…

AFTER:

PART B OF NEW KITCHEN

NEW KITCHEN

BEFORE:

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WELL THIS WAS NOT RIGHT AT THE BEGINNING BUT I LIKE THE 2 PHOTOS TOGETHER

AFTER:

NEW BREAKFAST BAR WITH TRIPLE STACKER OPENING WINDOW

NEW BREAKFAST BAR WITH TRIPLE STACKER OPENING WINDOW

Finally a few after shots that I didn’t have before shots to match with – a few I love:

Out of the day bed window is a view of my favourite tree

Out of the day bed window is a view of my favourite tree

Throught the new sliding door on the western side, across the deck to the lagoon beyond

Throught the new sliding door on the western side, across the deck to the lagoon beyond

Detail on daybed window

Detail on daybed window

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So as you can see from this we have come a long way from start to finish….but what has remained the same is its location and the external environment.  It was magic when we both the place and is just as magic today. The quality of the light, the feeling of being encompassed by the elements and that sense that you are living in the in between space.  Not quite of the land and not of the ocean and the water either but intimately connected and a part of both. The sunrises and sunsets bookend the days.  The shadows of the birds float over the new polished floors and the sand and the wind are constant companions. It has become a retreat.  A place to reconnect with beauty, a place to remember to simply breathe in and out and watch the quicksilver shimmer of the water as the boats come and go.

Full moon over the point

Full moon over the point

Sunrise over the point

Sunrise over the point

Always something to watch out in the bay

Always something to watch out in the bay

Thanks for sharing the journey!

Cath

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5 comments on “The final show and tell!

  1. Sarriia says:

    Wonderful…..great to see the journey! Well done 😃

  2. Dee says:

    Lyrical lovely show and tell!

  3. Deb Kaldor says:

    Stunning! You’ve done an amazing job Cath. So much beauty in your special place. x

  4. robynjbee says:

    So interesting to see the process. Wow – huge makeover…. The end result is stunning….
    Its only taken me a few years to get to see this…..

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