bespoke holiday house
Built originally by the Birmingham family in 1941 as a family home, they did an extention in the late 50’s which included the pink bath and sink you now see re-purposed in the current house.
This and the other houses either side where built around the same time and the rear yards of the properties where paddocks through to the original Bright Brewery on Mountbatten Avenue. The towns original Bright Dairy was also close by.
The house had an extension some years ago by previous owners but still was missing its full potential. Many locals noted they had not noticed it was there until we began to bring it to life.
Our plan when renovating this property was to remain respectful to the original building.
This was more than a renovation, we saw it as a restoration!
The main internal changes where to create an open plan area at the rear which originally housed the laundry, toilet and bathroom. Any 90’s fixtures from the last renovation where removed or replaced. All the original windows, doors, cornice, picture rails, ceiling roses etc where all restored and where pieces where missing we included reproductions of items from the era to create a seamless flow from old to new.
After great planning and hard work the house was finally completed in May 2014.
Your Hosts Nina & John
Unique to Bespoke is the use of original artwork and a few vintage photos provide that retro feel. Some of the artwork is available for purchase during your stay.
The furniture is a combination of lovingly restored pieces and new modern reproductions, the new items where carefully chosen, making sure their original design was in the 40’s & 50s.
The interior spaces are all well thought out to attract light and create space, and decoration through colour choices, artwork, wallpaper, furniture and accessories to bring it all to life.
The exterior paint colour scheme has gone against the traditional cream, burgundy and green which has been popular in the area for some time and after a great deal of research on weatherboard houses from the 40’s & 50’s a beautiful grey was chosen for the walls with a crisp white to accent windows and frames.
You will be greeted with a restored iron screen door and a retro pink front door to enter and begin your experience.
French doors at the rear let in the light to the open plan living area and the deck with it’s 1950’s style custom made iron railing is the prefect place to sit in the morning sun.
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Great location, beautiful property
The owners had thought of everything. One of the best properties in terms of facilities. Loved that they’d even thought of providing GladWrap and an abundance of kitchen utensils to make the place like home. Warm and cozy and with beautiful ambience, this was everything we needed for a lovely weekend in beautiful Bright.
We had a fabulous stay. The location was just a short stroll into town. House was amazing. Comfortable and cosy. All the essentials needed too. Our labrador loved the big backyard. Nothing to fault. Thank you John & Nina. We will definitely recommend your lovely home to our family and friends. We will be back.
Perfect house and location
Bespoke Holiday House & Bright far exceeded our expectations, we had the most wonderful stay, and so did our puppy Frank. Thanks for providing such a beautiful retreat!
Fabulous family and pet friendly home. Loved being able to walk everywhere and then relax on the back deck enjoying the view. Spotlessly clean and comfortable and the goody bag was a lovely, welcome touch. Really appreciated our lost property being sent home to us too. Top service!