Interior designer Romy Alwill’a North Bondi home has hit the market.
IF you’re looking to buy the family home of an acclaimed interior designer, you know you’re getting an address that has been treated with a little extra TLC.
Romy Alwill has been sprinkling her home decor magic across Sydney for close to two decades, but one project has remained close to her heart.
The once humble North Bondi semi she transformed for her young family is now on the market and will go to auction on November 8, through Gavin Rubinstein of Ray White Double Bay.
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Ms Alwill, the former interior design editor of Belle magazine and presenter on Channel 9’s Domestic Blitz, now runs her own design studios in Surry Hills and on the Northern Beaches alongside her sister, architect Nadine Alwill.
interior designer Romy Alwill from Alwill Interiors.
The interior of 13A Glenayr Av, North Bondi.
The now four-bedroom home at 13a Glenayr Ave was a more modest house when Ms Alwill and her finance industry husband Russell Denovan bought it in back in 2007.
After living in the home for a number of years the pair went up and out on the 209sq m block to create more space for their growing family.
“It was just a two-bedroom, one-bathroom semi and we made it into a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home with parking,” Ms Alwill said of the property that is expected to sell in excess of $2.2 million.
“A lot of blood sweat and tears went into renovating it ourselves, but we did it in stages.
“First we gave it a freshen up as soon as we moved in, then later we did the kitchen and bathroom when my first born was about three months old, which I’m not sure was the best idea.
“Then we did a bigger renovation when we put the second storey on and styled the gardens about two years later.”
Although it has been a couple of years since the couple have called Glenayr Ave home, all the hallmarks of Ms Alwill’s Midas touch remain, including the chic white kitchen with its bold marble island bench and Ilve appliances, panelled timber feature walls and bespoke joinery, carefully curated lighting and contemporary bathrooms straight out off the pages of a design magazine.
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Even the gardens were astutely designed by well known landscaper William Dangar.
“We really love Bondi, it’s got such a great heartbeat. It’s a great family home and we loved living there with our family,” she said.
The Glenayr Ave location is a highly sought-after spot, where recent house sales have reached as much as $3.6 million. It is a short walk to the waves at Bondi Beach, the new North Bondi SLSC, the popular RSL Club and schools.