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Father converts his old barn into a stunning four-bedroom luxury home – complete with a spectacular outdoor entertaining zone and panoramic views from EVERY space

  • A Gold Coast father-of-two converted a farmhouse barn into a luxury home complete with four bedrooms
  • Frank Stafford said he has long been a fan of shows like Grand Designs and has flipped 16 homes before
  • The home now features four bedrooms and a stunning outdoor entertaining area where he can relax

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A Gold Coast father-of-two has converted a farmhouse-style barn into a stunning luxury home complete with four bedrooms and three bathrooms.

Frank Stafford said he has always loved renovation, and so re-styling the barn into a modern home was as much a passion project as it was a lot of work.

‘I am addicted to shows like Grand Designs and love the idea of walking into anything and working out what you can do with it, while paying homage to the original design,’ Frank told FEMAIL. 

‘This was just a big open plan barn that had been built for storage space. There was a lot we could do with it.’  

A Gold Coast father-of-two has converted a farmhouse-style barn (barn pictured before) into a stunning luxury home complete with four bedrooms and three bathrooms

Frank Stafford said he has always loved renovation, and so re-styling the burn into a modern home (barn pictured after) was as much a passion project as it was a lot of work

Frank Stafford said he has always loved renovation, and so re-styling the burn into a modern home (barn pictured after) was as much a passion project as it was a lot of work

'I am addicted to shows like Grand Designs and love the idea of walking into anything and working out what you can do with it, while paying homage to the original design,' Frank said (barn pictured after)

‘I am addicted to shows like Grand Designs and love the idea of walking into anything and working out what you can do with it, while paying homage to the original design,’ Frank said (barn pictured after)

Frank said he had always kept an eye on property in the Tamborine Mountain area, and so when the barn came on the market, he couldn’t wait to see it.

‘I put an offer on it the next day and bought it nearly three years ago,’ Frank said.

‘It took about eight months to transform, but was quite a lot of work, as we had to add two giant rainwater tanks for water as well as make it livable.’ 

To transform the barn, Frank said he enlisted the help of both an architect and a builder, who helped him to design the ultimate modern family home.    

Frank said he had always kept an eye on property in the Tamborine Mountain area, and so when the barn came on the market, he couldn't wait to see it (barn pictured before)

Frank said he had always kept an eye on property in the Tamborine Mountain area, and so when the barn came on the market, he couldn’t wait to see it (barn pictured before)

One of his favourite parts of the home is the stunning outdoor entertaining area (pictured), where he said you can enjoy panoramic views

One of his favourite parts of the home is the stunning outdoor entertaining area (pictured), where he said you can enjoy panoramic views

The barn now boasts stunning views over the Hinterland and beyond to the skyline of Surfers Paradise (outdoor area pictured after)

The barn now boasts stunning views over the Hinterland and beyond to the skyline of Surfers Paradise (outdoor area pictured after)

The barn now boasts stunning views over the Hinterland and beyond to the skyline of Surfers Paradise.

These can be seen from almost every room thanks to the clever use of glass throughout the house.

‘My dream when I started was that you could see the view from bed in the master bedroom,’ Frank said. 

‘It’s amazing lying in bed and watching the sun come up over the mountains.’  

Frank said it took eight months to carry out the transformation, and a lot of hard work (kitchen pictured after)

Frank said it took eight months to carry out the transformation, and a lot of hard work (kitchen pictured after)

His dream was that you could enjoy the view from the bedrooms (pictured) as well as from the downstairs area

His dream was that you could enjoy the view from the bedrooms (pictured) as well as from the downstairs area

'I think with building, it's always best so build something you love,' Frank said (living area pictured) - he has flipped 15-16 properties in his time

‘I think with building, it’s always best so build something you love,’ Frank said (living area pictured) – he has flipped 15-16 properties in his time

Frank (pictured) is now selling the barn, and hopes to move onto another renovation

Frank (pictured) is now selling the barn, and hopes to move onto another renovation

The conversion features four bedrooms and three bathrooms. 

There is also a useful covered outdoor entertaining area attached to the living and dining space, which Frank said is perfect at sunset ‘when the lights come on along the coast’. 

‘It’s a beautiful spot to be and when it’s cold, put the fire on inside and sit there with a wine – it’s so peaceful,’ he said.

‘I think with building, it’s always best so build something you love. 

‘I’ve done up 15 or 16 properties now and think there is always something that made someone build something the way they did.’ 

Frank is now selling the barn, and hopes to move onto another renovation.

For more information about the barn, you can visit the Real Estate listing here 



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