39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“This is the second property we’ve done in the area. “The first one was on Fifth Avenue,” she said.The couple fell in love with the area 14 years ago and have no plans to move.Mrs Peard said designing, building and living in the Fourteenth Ave home had given them abundant joy. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.COASTAL with a modern twist is how Kristy Peard describes the house she built with her husband Andrew at Palm Beach.Mrs Peard, an interior designer who also holds a Certificate IV in Residential Drafting, created the concept for the home while Mr Peard, a builder, put it all together. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.The two-year project was not all plain sailing, however, as they manoeuvred their way around the existing house, literally building the new dwelling on top of it. “We built the back of the block first and lived in the master and third bedroom and also in the little old house that was already there,” Mrs Peard, who runs Colour And Detail interior design, said. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“This is what we do — we obviously love it,” she said.“What we have achieved out of this house is pretty amazing.“It’s coastal with a modern twist. We kept the ceilings quite high to give it that feel, and it has a lot of character. The VJ boards we’ve used as a feature but not so much a coloured feature but a textured one. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“Then we built the new roof over the existing home so we could live in it. We were able to do so because our ceilings are 4.5m high. More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North2 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa22 hours ago“They are quite dramatic with exposed rafters and beams. Everyone who walks in and says ‘wow’ when they see them.” 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“I like weatherboard and the older look compared to the render. It has a really lovely feel to it when you walk in. The solid timber floors are amazing, and the louvres are designed so a beautiful breeze flows through the house. “An L-shape design is meant to be one of the best for airflow and it worked out perfectly for this block which is triangular.” 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.And if living in a building site for two years was hard enough, the couple were also raising their two children who at the time were five and two years old. However, it hasn’t daunted the pair to start over and they are selling the house on Fourteenth Ave so they can begin a new project in the area.