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lake fyans house rules pad up for grabs

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Fiona Taylor is selling up in Lake Fyans.

FORMER House Rules token villain Fiona Taylor is parting with the eye-catching rural lifestyle retreat that was built for her on the show.
The three-bedroom house at 273 Kelleys Beach Rd, Lake Fyans was designed for the Ballarat-based mother on the hit Channel 7 reno series last year.
Her previous pad on the idyllic 8.3ha property, set against a backdrop of the Grampians mountain range with the lake “across the road”, was “unliveable” and demolished.

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Inside the property, which was built on House Rules.

Black appliances make a statement in the kitchen.

The expansive covered deck is a highlight.

“This was way beyond my wildest expectations,” she said of the finished product.
“If I could pick it up and take it with me I would, but unfortunately I can’t do that. I just love it, it’s absolutely spectacular.
“The location’s perfect. I love the bathroom, the kitchen, the veranda … I just love the entire house, it’s amazing.”

Ms Taylor has owned the property for about three and a half years, using it as a campsite before House Rules and dividing her time between there and Ballarat since.
“Two of my three children have grown up and I need to be closer to my son’s school and work commitments, and my personal circumstances have changed, so it’s time to move on and live the dream,” she told Property Insiders.

Lake Fyans is “across the road”.

Plenty of natural light streams throughout the peaceful pad.

The open-plan hub of the home.

Set in a clearing among the gum trees, the TV star pad features an open-plan kitchen, living and dining area that opens to a beautiful expansive covered deck.
A built-in Smeg coffee machine is among the swish appliances, including a 900mm freestanding stove and retro dishwasher, in a kitchen that also features a black glass sink and pressed metal splashback.
In true House Rules style, each bedroom has its own distinct character, including one with a graffiti-inspired feature wall.

Fiona Taylor with teammate Nicole Prince at the property.

One of the three bedrooms.

How’s the serenity?

It’s listed with price hopes of $525,000-$575,000 through Ray White Ballarat’s Phillip Lee ahead of a November 17 auction.
“Halls Gap is just down the road, which is a great tourist destination at the base of the Grampians National Park. Lots of waterfalls are close by for a day out, along with recreational sports including kayaking, water skiing and fishing on Lake Fyans,” Mr Lee said.

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