At Home with Cathy Coles

What makes a house a home?

Happiness.

What attracted you to your property?

We design and build all our homes.  We loved the block as it had 180 degree ocean views, high on a hill and great aspect.

What do you love most about your property?

Our ocean view and cool breezes.

What makes for good design?

Aspect, aspect and aspect.  Some people just don’t get the importance of this, particularly in our climate.

Have you ever made a design error?

I don’t think I have but others would disagree.  Thank goodness we are all different.

Which properties stand out to you?

Anything distinctively unique that flows.

Is there a particular design theme you are attracted to?

Modern with a twist.  Good name for a cocktail.

If you were selling what would be your number one MUST DO to get sale ready?

Clean and declutter to within an inch of its life.  And fresh flowers.

When you are buying what is your number one tip to share?

Don’t buy anything you can’t sell for the same price or higher.

What was the first property you purchased?

A two bedroom unit at Dee Why Beach, on the Northshore in Sydney.  I only wish I still had it.

What is your top investment tip?

Only make investments you understand.

What do you love most about your suburb?

3 minutes to beach, 10 minutes to Noosa, 7 minutes to work, 30 minutes to the hinterland, 10 minutes to airport.  And no peak hour. Perfect.