Chris and Nicole welcome us to their investment property, located in Cheltenham, in Melbourne’s South East. It’s a typical Melbourne winter day – wet and cold – but this doesn’t distract from the beautiful Hamptons-style home they’ve built. As a photographer who spends half the year in Santorini, Chris, Nicole and their five children are no strangers to a coastal setting.
Chris and Nicole had lived in the same cream brick 1950’s home for 21 years before they decided it was time to upgrade. With five kids, the old home, despite several renos, just wasn’t cutting it anymore. The problem? They didn’t want to move. They loved their suburb – it was close to family, schools and the beach. It was home.
Not wanting to move, but also mindful that another renovation was going to come in with a hefty price tag, they started to explore their options. Enter DualOcc by Metricon – the chance to not only build a new home for their family, but also an investment property to rent or sell.