Art Deco and 80s Charm and Functionality

The original home was built in the1920s during the rise of art deco in Australia. With pressed metal, 11ft high ceilings and Australian hardwood throughout the home it was the gem of Brunswick Heads as the Doctor's Surgery for many years.

Relocated in the 80s and bricked in it was both the influence of art deco and the 80s that are celebrated throughout the full renovation. Where possible, original features were kept and changes pay homage to both periods.

Inside the home, the halls are generous as they lead you to three oversized bedrooms. The master has its own sunroom which is currently the office and sauna space.  The main living, dining and kitchen areas are open-plan. A central fireplace with a built-in daybed and shelving make for a functional and cosy place to enjoy the bushy outlook and northern winter sun.  All windows have been replaced with high-quality industrial-grade windows with acoustic viridian glass.

The kitchen is fitted with an integrated fridge, Smeg gas oven and English Tapware Company taps and a separate drinking water filter. Light fittings are Italian Artemide that replicate the ball lights of the 80s.

The bathroom is the amalgamation of the art deco and 80s with porcelain tiles imported from Portugal on the floor and Inax tiles from Japan both from Artesomus. The 80s-inspired vanity has an inset Villeroy and Boch basin with Australian-made Brodware taps and a shower. The bath is designed by Sottsass Associates for Kaldewei and allows for generous showers and ample bath relaxation.

Following out from the deck and attached to the artist studio is another Brodware outdoor shower for after-beach swims and quiet night showers. The artist studio also has room for two cars, functions as the laundry, has a spare toilet and can be used for multiple applications.

Outside the gardens have been designed and built by a local artist/regeneration specialist to celebrate the native plants endemic to this area. As the low-maintenance garden flows to the backyard it takes on a more edible functionality. Tucked away at the rear of the property is an entertaining area with a large steel fire pit, and raised vegetable & herb beds surrounded by banana and citrus trees. Beyond the fence, bush tucker has been planted to be enjoyed for years to come by the new owners and the dusk-visiting wallabies.

The house renovations were designed to maintain the charm, combine functionality with high-end fixtures and fittings, and in keeping with the beauty of the simplicity that Brunswick Heads is. With multiple outside areas to enjoy and a main entertaining space that opens with floor-to-ceiling glass doors onto the deck, the house bridges both the feelings of cosy and cute and master entertainer.

Other features include:

  • House design and flow overseen by Master Lu from Melbourne and kept within the Feng Shui principles.
  • Renovation completed by renowned Byron Bay Builder Andrew Swain.
  • All three bedrooms and kitchen are hardwired with Ethernet plugs. 
  • Drawings for an ensuite by renowned Melbourne architects Page Stewart, ready to build.
  • Very quiet location adjoining the nature reserve on two sides.
  • Polished timber floors throughout, original cornice and 11ft high pressed metal ceilings.
  • All new windows with acoustic viridian glass.
  • Hard landscaping and paving are eco-outdoor Endicott and laid by Den Elzeen Stone.
  • 35 minutes drive to Gold Coast Airport and 30 minutes drive to Ballina Byron Gateway Airport.



3 1 2 683 m2
Address 67 Fingal St, Brunswick Heads
Price SOLD for $2,150,000
Property Type Residential
Property ID 1235
Category House
Land Area 683 m2
Floor Area 129 m2

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Todd Buckland

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Gary Brazenor

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