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Chris and Rebecca Judd settle on a $1.2 million beach house on Mornington Peninsula

Rebecca and Chris Judd at the Flemington races last spring. Photo: Eddie Jim

Rebecca and Chris Judd at the Flemington races last spring. Photo: Eddie Jim

Football luminaries Chris and Rebecca Judd have picked up the keys to a $1.2 million beachside fixer-upper as they prepare to sell their longtime inner-city pad.

The retired Carlton champion and his TV host wife settled on the Mornington Peninsula property earlier this month, public land titles reveal.

The house’s extensive makeover, starting in the new year, will feature on her self-produced web renovation show The Style School.

Judd is well-known for her style prowess. Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Judd is well-known for her style prowess. Photo: Lucas Dawson Photography

Bec, who hosts Channel Nine’s Postcards, told Domain the late 1970s brick house with three bedrooms would become a holiday house for their growing family.

They had been searching for the right property to purchase for 18 months, and when they found they were having twins, focused on finding a large block.

The couple is expecting identical twin boys any day.

THE JUDDS ARE PLANNING AN EXTENSIVE RENOVATION TO THEIR NEW PROPERTY. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

THE JUDDS ARE PLANNING AN EXTENSIVE RENOVATION TO THEIR NEW PROPERTY. PHOTO: INSTAGRAM

“We will be turning it into a ‘weekender’ for our family of soon-to-be six, so we will be adding an extra three bedrooms, increasing the size of the dining and living areas and adding a huge alfresco which looks out onto a new pool and a tennis court,” she said.

“I will document the entire process via filmed and photographically captured ‘room by room’ reveals as part of The Style School season four, so my followers can watch the transformation of the property and then have direct access to the suppliers I use, whether it be cushions, paint colour, window frames, pool tiles, white goods, trades and services.

“There will be a ‘shop the look’ function on my website for every single item and feature in the house so my followers can click and be taken directly to the item or the contact details of the supplier and tradesperson.”

The 0.4 hectare property includes an orchard, vegetable patch, creek and dam.

The Judds are preparing for the pending arrival of siblings for son Oscar, 5, and daughter Billie, 2.

Bec Judd at home in Brighton. Photo: Bec Judd/Instagram

Bec Judd at home in Brighton. Photo: Bec Judd/Instagram

“As soon as I visited the property on a freezing cold winter’s day and saw the kangaroos jumping around and foggy, mist coming off the large dam, I fell in love,” she said.

“The flora changes with the curves of the land from more native gums and wattles to beautiful ferns and mosses as you approach the dams.”

Bec said that their Prahran property, which Domain Group data shows they have owned for several years, will be put on the market in mid-October.

They listed the Prahan townhouse in 2013, but ended up retaining it as a rental investment.

Bec is overseeing its renovation for her blog, and it has been previously leased out for as much as $1999 per week.

“We are about half way there with floorboards and kitchen going in as we speak,” she said.

“We will style it up to within an inch of its life, shoot and film the house mid October and will pop it on the market for sale after this. It is going to look incredible and will be completely different to anything we’ve done before.”

The Judds also own a luxury Brighton family home, which Bec regularly features on her decor and style blog.

Heavily pregnant Bec is on maternity leave from her weather presenting role with Nine News and she and her husband, a dual Brownlow medallist, skipped this year’s Brownlow count at Crown Casino on Monday night.

 

The following article first appeared on domain.com.au by Emily Power.

 

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