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Inside the barn-style beach house in Avalon, Sydney with Italian-style pool and wellness space

Hiding behind the intriguing exterior of a beachside home lies an ultra-chic and luxurious coastal retreat complete with a resort-style pool and cabana, a stunning barn-style living space, cosy guesthouse and a wellness space featuring an ice bath and sauna. 

The award-winning multi-million dollar pad sits on the water in Sydney’s northern beaches suburb of Avalon and has taken design notes from all over the globes with Mediterranean-inspired, Italian-influenced, and Arizona-style elements throughout.  

The modern farmhouse, owned and renovated by Clare Tregoning, the founder of active wear brand PE Nation, was once a humble fifties-built beach shack but was been restored into the spectacular sanctuary it is today. 

Behind the unassuming terracotta façade of this Mediterranean-style home lies a spectacular modern farmhouse with a barn-style living space of epic proportions 

The award-winning multi-million dollar pad sits on the water in Sydney's northern suburb of Avalon and has taken design notes from all over the globes with Mediterranean-inspired, Italian-influenced, and Arizona-style elements throughout

The award-winning multi-million dollar pad sits on the water in Sydney’s northern suburb of Avalon and has taken design notes from all over the globes with Mediterranean-inspired, Italian-influenced, and Arizona-style elements throughout

The modern farmhouse was once a humble fifties-built beach shack but was been restored into the spectacular sanctuary it is today

The modern farmhouse was once a humble fifties-built beach shack but was been restored into the spectacular sanctuary it is today

The barn is of epic proportions featuring a spacious open-plan lounge, meals area and kitchen under a soaring eight-metre ceiling made from white mahogany timber beams from the old Hampton truss bridge in Wagga Wagga built in 1895. 

Raw, industrial textures of timber, brick and concrete create an earthy backdrop in the A-frame barn while sunlight pours in through the huge black-framed windows and skylights. 

A four-metre concrete ‘slab’ island bench features in the rustic-meets-contemporary kitchen that also has exposed timber shelves, a copper rangehood over the stove, crude wooden drawers, and metal farmhouse pendant lights hanging overhead. 

The incredible barn has a spacious open-plan lounge, meals area and kitchen under a soaring eight-metre ceiling made from white mahogany timber beams from the old Hampton truss bridge in Wagga Wagga built in 1895

Raw, industrial textures of timber, brick and concrete create an earthy backdrop in the A-frame barn while sunlight pours in through the huge black-framed windows and skylights

The incredible barn has a spacious open-plan lounge, meals area and kitchen under a soaring eight-metre ceiling made from white mahogany timber beams from the old Hampton truss bridge in Wagga Wagga built in 1895

French doors lead out to the expansive covered alfresco area with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area and grassy lawn area by the built-in pizza oven

French doors lead out to the expansive covered alfresco area with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area and grassy lawn area by the built-in pizza oven

The 'naked' pool looks like a Mediterranean resort with its stone walls, sparkling blue waters and pale terracotta entertaining space featuring another wood-fired pizza oven and built-in seating

The ‘naked’ pool looks like a Mediterranean resort with its stone walls, sparkling blue waters and pale terracotta entertaining space featuring another wood-fired pizza oven and built-in seating

French doors lead out to the expansive covered alfresco area with an outdoor kitchen and barbecue area and grassy lawn area by the built-in pizza oven. 

The ‘naked’ pool looks like a Mediterranean resort with its stone walls, sparkling blue waters and pale terracotta entertaining space featuring another wood-fired pizza oven and built-in seating. 

Back inside, the original beach shack is connected to the barn via an open staircase and has been reconfigured to house the resident’s bedrooms and bathrooms. 

Many of the antique home’s details have been preserved in the stunning all-white master suite through the distressed doors and windows that open out to look over the main living area. 

Back inside, the original beach shack is connected to the barn via an open staircase and has been reconfigured to house the resident's bedrooms and bathrooms

Many of the antique home's details have been preserved in the stunning all-white master suite through the distressed doors and windows that open out to look over the main living area

Many of the antique home’s details have been preserved in the stunning all-white master suite through the distressed doors and windows that open out to look over the main living area

A second living room connects to the stunning main bathroom where the industrial-chic theme continues through its concrete surfaces and the shower's exposed copper piping contrasted against stark white tiles

A second living room connects to the stunning main bathroom where the industrial-chic theme continues through its concrete surfaces and the shower’s exposed copper piping contrasted against stark white tiles

The dreamy coastal home was renovated in 2017 which that year earned it the award for best restoration/addition up to $1million at the prestigious Master Builders Association Awards

The dreamy coastal home was renovated in 2017 which that year earned it the award for best restoration/addition up to $1million at the prestigious Master Builders Association Awards

A second living room connects to the stunning main bathroom where the industrial-chic theme continues through its concrete surfaces and the shower’s exposed copper piping contrasted against stark white tiles. 

Separate from the main home is a cosy guesthouse offering a more intimate environment with vaulted ceilings, an airy living space and a rustic outdoor shower. 

Behind the main house, is another outdoor area with an ice bath, a third outdoor shower and fire pit area as well as what many might mistake for a quaint garden shed but is actually a luxurious sauna.  

The dreamy coastal home was renovated in 2017 which that year earned it the award for best restoration/addition up to $1million at the prestigious Master Builders Association Awards. 

Separate from the main home is a cosy guesthouse offering a more intimate environment with vaulted ceilings, an airy living space and a rustic outdoor shower

Listing agent William Manning from Highland - Double Bay said the interest for the home has been 'incredible' with diverse interest pool ranging from from high-end buyers, to small families, locals, and older buyers

Separate from the main home is a cosy guesthouse offering a more intimate environment with vaulted ceilings, an airy living space and a rustic outdoor shower

Behind the main house, is another outdoor area with an ice bath, a third outdoor shower and fire pit area as well as what many might mistake for a quaint garden shed but is actually a luxurious sauna

Behind the main house, is another outdoor area with an ice bath, a third outdoor shower and fire pit area as well as what many might mistake for a quaint garden shed but is actually a luxurious sauna

The five-bedroom, three-bedroom house has been wowing buyers since it hit the market listed with a $6.5million-$7million asking price

The five-bedroom, three-bedroom house has been wowing buyers since it hit the market listed with a $6.5million-$7million asking price

The five-bedroom, three-bedroom house has been wowing buyers since it hit the market listed with a $6.5million-$7million asking price. 

Agent William Manning from Highland – Double Bay told realestate.com.au the interest for the home has been ‘incredible’. 

‘The buyer pool has been incredibly diverse, we’ve received a mixed array of people from high-end buyers, to small families, locals, and older buyers,’ he said. 

‘We’re expecting a strong sale given the sizeable interest it has received.’ 

William’s expectations remain positive despite the suburb of Avalon’s median house price dropping 12.3 per cent over the past 12 months to $2.775million, less than half the coastal-style home’s price guide. 

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