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'Super Ks' bring Palm Springs to the Coast

'Super Ks' bring Palm Springs to the Coast

By Ryan Ellem on Nov 22 2017

Former The Block contestants Kyal and Kara Demmrich are preparing for their biggest 'reveal' yet when their Palm Springs-inspired Central Coast renovation goes under the hammer next month.

The couple have spent 2017 transforming the home in the suburb of Long Jetty, documenting the transformation in a room-by-room series mirroring The Block's format. 

Only last month, The Block's judges recognised the couple for providing two of the best rooms ever produced on the 13-series show.

LJ Hooker Bateau Bay's Paul Witney and Penny Hancock are marketing the meticulously renovated home just as Long Jetty's house market has enjoyed a red-hot period of price growth. According to CoreLogic RP Data, Long Jetty's median house price rose 17.4 per cent in the past 12 months - 62.1 per cent in the last three years - as buyers have competed for a foothold in the sought-after waterside enclave. 

In the last 12 months, CoreLogic RP Data recorded a total of 121 house listings in Long Jetty, with 119 sales. Mr Witney, Principal of LJ Hooker Bateau Bay, said the sales rate underscored Long Jetty's heightened appeal.

"There's been a constant pipeline of buyers from across the Coast wanting to get into Long Jetty,” he said. "But its idyllic lifestyle and amenity has also caught the radar of Sydneysiders who want to capitalise on the growth they've enjoyed over the last three to five years.

"The records show the last 12 months has attracted a high level of competition for Long Jetty houses. But with Kyal and Kara's Pacific Street home encapsulating their stunning eye for design and craftsmanship, we're expecting an exceptional level of enquiry for one of the suburb’s standout homes."

Kyal said he and Kara, who are also regulars on The Living Room, thought the unique, retro-influenced feel of the Palm Springs style was an appropriate fit for Long Jetty.

"Palm Springs is a unique city in that it’s like an oasis in the Californian desert," he said. "Kara and I love how this unique setting gave birth to these design influences which celebrate the outdoors, cooling colours and well-defined architectural lines.

"Long Jetty has its own distinct feel and flavour on the Central Coast, and we wanted our home to be like a little oasis within a sought-after neighbourhood."

The home, at 82 Pacific Street, boasts four bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and seamless indoor and outdoor living areas. An intricately hand-laid limestone and cladding façade offer a soothing entry point from which the new owners will be able to 'switch off' from the activities of the day. 

Raked ceilings soar up to 3.6 metres in living areas which, when combined with skylights, casement windows and oversized stackable glass sliding doors, provides a grand statement and sense of space.

The master bedroom is separate from the other bedrooms, with 'his' and 'hers' walk-in robes adjoining the ensuite.

The gourmet kitchen hosts appliances for the discerning chef and a super-sized stone bench. It adjoins the outdoor entertaining area where the Palm Springs influence dominates through sleek pool and breezeway blocks providing privacy from the neighbours.

American Oak flooring and Ascot wall panelling are just a few of the many features which represent the attention involved in this renovation project. For the full details on the renovation, visit

The home will be auctioned on-site on December 16.

For further information, contact Paul Witney (0404 015 676) or Penny Hancock on (0439 333 813).

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