The Ultimate Family Beach Home
Real Living Australia|January 2020
The perfect plot on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road inspired a husband-and-wife design duo to create the ultimate family beach home

It takes imagination to envisage an old fibro shack as a Scandi-style beach house. Interior stylist Rebecca Leijer and her construction manager husband Damien, co-owners of design studio Leyer, not only imagined it, they made it a reality. The duo purchased the property in Torquay, a seaside town on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road, in July 2015, and immediately began planning the build of a contemporary beach home for them and their two daughters, Millie and Elle.

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