After a remarkable renovation and extension, this original farmhouse near Cooks Beach on the Coromandel is looking at the world with fresh eyes. The 344sqm home has been completely reinvigorated for modern life while retaining strong links to the past. The extensively updated villa features five bedrooms, three bathrooms and two living spaces. Service areas are equipped to deal with the crowds. All interiors have been sympathetically modernised. Tasteful fittings and finishes give a knowing nod to turn-of-the-century style, while the overall build makes the most of modern building practices and up-to-the-minute technology. Space, sun and sea views, this home has all three in spades thanks to the improved alfresco areas off the new open-plan family domain. The pizza oven makes this a true slice of heaven. New scotias and dado beading were designed to match existing ones. Pine flooring carries into the extension – a link to the past and to nature. Although this beauty has a proud sense of history, it has morphed into a modern family oasis that was named the Bunnings Renovation $500,000 - $1 Million National Award winner for the year.