Ahh, Noosa on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. It’s the stylish beach destination holiday dreams are made of. Today’s home tour is the epitome of luxe holiday style — but it wasn’t always the case!

Let us take you on a tour of this incredible before and after home transformation as we explore Noa by the beach with part-owner, Debbie Wong.

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Noa by the beach_entrance post reno

Together with her husband, Wes Johnston, the couple took on this huge renovation project. Taking a once tired and dated home (those pebble floors!) and turning it into a dreamy, luxe holiday destination.

“We purchased this property in 2019 with the view to renovate. We wanted Noa by the beach to be our base for when we come back to Australia to visit friends and family,” explains Debbie.

“Renovations began almost immediately after purchase, and we finished them at the beginning of 2020. Most of the features were designed with our 3 young children and extended family in mind.

“Things like including the bunk beds for the kids, a separate media room for the grandparents, and a number of different outdoor spaces to suit both adults and kids.

“We also wanted to use it as a holiday home with the intention that our guests could bring a group of friends and family together to slow down and relax in a beautiful yet functional space.”

Shop the look: Natural neutrals

Raffia wall hanging
Raffia wall hanging
Dried palm leaves
Dried palm leaves
Outdoor pouf
Outdoor pouf
Marrakesh rug
Marrakesh rug
Seagrass and rattan tray
Seagrass and rattan tray
Amalfi pendant
Amalfi pendant
Rope rainbow – mini
Rope rainbow – mini
Black coffee tables
Black coffee tables
Rattan armchair
Rattan armchair
Small white vase
Small white vase
Teak bench seat
Teak bench seat
Raffia wall hanging
Raffia wall hanging
Dried palm leaves
Dried palm leaves
Outdoor pouf
Outdoor pouf
Marrakesh rug
Marrakesh rug
Seagrass and rattan tray
Seagrass and rattan tray
Amalfi pendant
Amalfi pendant
Rope rainbow – mini
Rope rainbow – mini
Black coffee tables
Black coffee tables
Rattan armchair
Rattan armchair
Small white vase
Small white vase
Teak bench seat
Teak bench seat
Noa by the beach_pre reno facade
Before the renovation
Noa by the beach_entrance post reno_gate
Facade after
Noa by the beach_kitchen pre reno
Kitchen before
Noa by the beach_kitchen post reno
Kitchen after

With Noosa National Park and the famous Noosa beach just minutes away, the outlook for this holiday home is pretty much as good as it gets.

“We’re located in an area called Little Cove. It’s pretty special as it makes you feel like you are in your own private oasis. You’ve got the treetops of the Noosa National Park, Noosa Main Beach, Little Cove Beach and Hastings Street all within walking distance.

“We chose this location as Noosa and the surrounding areas are very special to our family. My husband grew up on the Sunshine Coast and we spent a lot of time here as a family before we bought the property.

“Also being within walking distance to some of the best surf breaks was the deciding factor for Wes,” laughs Debbie.

Noa by the beach_deck post reno
Noa by the beach_master bathroom post reno
The view from the master bathroom

Debbie and Wes kept some of the original features such as the exposed wooden beams, which gave the home character and contrast against the crisp whites.

“I have a relaxed, understated and natural style, and we tried to incorporate this when making selections for the interiors. We took inspiration from nature and our surrounds.

“The whole property sleeps 12 people comfortably, with 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. The renovation helped open up the downstairs area for a flowing open plan living, dining and kitchen area.

“It all opens up onto the large alfesco area with outdoor kitchen and dining. The facade had a freshen up too. It’s made such a difference to the look and feel of the entire home,” smiles Debbie.

Noa by the beach_lounge pre reno
Lounge area before the renovation
Noa by the beach_lounge post reno
And after

Thank you to Debbie and Wes for showing us around their beautiful home. Do you love a before and after home tour as much as we do?! Tell us in the comment section below. To find out more, or to book your stay at Noa by the beach, visit their website or check them out on Instagram.

‘After’ photographs — The Palm Co
Builder — GTO Building
Interior designer — Bindy Ward Design
Building designer — Georgina Price Design

More home tours here

Noa by the beach_dining pre reno
Dining room before the renovation
Noa by the beach_dining room post renovation
Dining and lounge after

Shop the look: Natural neutrals

Raffia wall hanging
Raffia wall hanging
Dried palm leaves
Dried palm leaves
Outdoor pouf
Outdoor pouf
Marrakesh rug
Marrakesh rug
Seagrass and rattan tray
Seagrass and rattan tray
Amalfi pendant
Amalfi pendant
Rope rainbow – mini
Rope rainbow – mini
Black coffee tables
Black coffee tables
Rattan armchair
Rattan armchair
Small white vase
Small white vase
Teak bench seat
Teak bench seat
Raffia wall hanging
Raffia wall hanging
Dried palm leaves
Dried palm leaves
Outdoor pouf
Outdoor pouf
Marrakesh rug
Marrakesh rug
Seagrass and rattan tray
Seagrass and rattan tray
Amalfi pendant
Amalfi pendant
Rope rainbow – mini
Rope rainbow – mini
Black coffee tables
Black coffee tables
Rattan armchair
Rattan armchair
Small white vase
Small white vase
Teak bench seat
Teak bench seat
Noa by the beach_back of property pre-reno
Pool and back facade before
Noa by the beach_outdoor post reno
After the renovation
Noa by the beach_Lounge room pre reno_inwards
Living and dining before
Noa by the beach_living room post reno
And after
Noa by the beach_facade pre reno_garage
Facade before
Noa by the beach_post reno facade
And after
Noa by the beach_seating
Noa by the beach_bedroom
Noa by the beach_staircase
Noa by the beach_kids bedroom
Noa by the beach_pool post reno
Noa by the beach_outdoor shower

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