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A beach house in northern Australia may have been built as a luxury retreat for some but the interior designer behind it says he now has a real job to do.
ABC News spoke to interior designer Ben Tovey.
He’s now looking for work in Melbourne.
“My first job was to look at a house as an apartment, but that’s not the case any more,” Mr Toveya said.
“It’s a full-time job now.”
I had no idea I was going to be doing this for the rest of my life.””
I was thinking that a beach front was a bit too far out, but it was a lovely place to live,” he said.
Mr Toveys home was a beachfront home he built in 2002 in a rural area of Victoria.
It was built with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a deck and a swimming pool.”
My wife was also a bit of a beach junkie so I thought that was a great way to build a home that was not too far from the beach,” Mr, Toveyer said.”
We didn’t have any landscaping, no landscaping on the beach, so it was all natural, which I thought was pretty great.
“The house was quite a bit bigger than my normal home, but I think I was the only one who lived in it, because there was no kitchen or anything.”
In the house you had a living room, a dining room, an office, a bedroom, a shower room, all the spaces in the house.””
My kids loved it,” he added.
The main living room has a dining table and a bed with a wardrobe on top, which he designed as a “personal space”.”
There’s a big living room table and an old dresser in the bedroom,” he explained.”
There are a lot of big windows that go up and down the house.
“It’s quite big and really, really lovely, but there’s a lot more room there, so I wanted it to be as small as possible.”
Mr Toves son has now joined the family, but he is now taking a different role in the family.
“He has moved into the kitchen now and I’m starting to take on his role now in the kitchen,” Mr Trovey said.
He said he had been working as a chef, and would now be working on his second career.
“If I was doing the kitchen work, I would probably not have made it,” Mr;Tovey revealed.
“But I was getting to know the family so I think it’s a good fit.”
That’s what I wanted to do and that’s what’s good about the job, I think.
“He also said that he has been “taking on a lot” of other roles.”
As a chef I’ve been working on the kitchen.
I’ve got a job doing the baking, I’ve had a job on the wine cellar, I have a job in the catering business, so that’s where I’m taking a lot on now,” he concluded.
The ABC has contacted Mr Toves home for a comment.