A large block close to the beach at Toowoon Bay on the Central Coast was dated, neglected and needed a total overhaul when Kyal and Kara Demmrich — best known as former contestants on Channel 9’s The Block and Reno Rumble — first inspected the property. It was originally a ’70s red brick box. There were no taps, no kitchen benches, no hot water and half the tiles had been stripped out. But there was plenty of potential.
They were looking for a house in proximity to the beach that had good bones, where they could play with the layout, something with a decent-sized block that could either handle an extension or a second dwelling.