Smiths Lake

Lake Haus

You could own your own piece of paradise

Photography by Atelier Photography & The Palm Co

The much-loved holiday rental created by Newcastle-based interior stylist, Tim Neve’s Lake Haus, is officially on the market giving you the chance to own your own slice of paradise on the Barrington Coast.

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“I’m sad to part with the Lake Haus after an amazing couple of years loving the local lakes community,” Tim explained, “There were some real highlights during that time like being an Airbnb Superhost to hundreds of guests, featuring the home as a backdrop to photoshoots including ‘The Makers’ home tour with international brand Bed Threads, and the house has been featured recently in global design magazines and blogs including UK’s Living etc.

“The sale of the home is negotiable to include all of the designer furnishings and I can’t wait to meet the new owners and see the property live on,” Tim shared.  

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The property is available for viewing at the following open homes…

- Sat, 14th Jan | 10am-11am
- Sat, 21st Jan | 10am-11am

To view the property’s full listing, click here.

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Newcastle-based Interior Stylist, Tim Neve, does it again with Lake Haus.

Known for his interior makeovers, his textile collection, and the Maryville-based design warehouse, Lake Haus sees his third accommodation offering hit the market, and this time, it’s bigger than ever.

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“The area of Pacific Palms is familiar to me and holds special memories holidaying at nearby Boomerang Beach as a kid on family holidays. Smiths Lake appealed for that bush meets the sea, total escape-vibe that I think people started to crave after lockdowns,” Tim shared.

Under a two-hour drive from Newcastle, landing in Smiths Lake is the perfect spot for a change of scenery without having to spend endless hours travelling to arrive at your destination.

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“Lake Haus stunned me with the quality of the existing finishes; polished concrete floors throughout, luxuriously proportioned open-plan spaces, and soaring architectural ceilings. The hard work was already done!

“So, I set about making cosmetic changes to create a new look, introducing an element of warmth in new materials like terracotta feature tiles, and timber tones throughout.”

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Investing in some visually high-impact, large-proportion statement pieces throughout the home, has truly completed that overall wow factor Tim seems to encapsulate in his accommodation projects. Working with a local stonemason, Lake Haus has a stunning feature wall made of organic stonework.

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Into the massive master bedroom, you’re treated to a real parents retreat complete with a walk-in-robe, double bathroom, and even a lounge room. But the real talking point is the entry featuring a custom-made modern barn door created by Feather’s Edge.

“In beautiful warm Tassie oak horizontal panels, it’s an impressive finishing touch that closes the space off from the rest of the home.”

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Of course, you can expect to see a selection of Tim Neve’s textile range throughout the home including the Muse by Tim Neve hand-painted linen fibres as feature cushions in most rooms.

“I also added impressive floor-to-ceiling sheer curtains across the huge alfresco stacking doorway, which has softened the space immensely. I love mixing and matching bed linens to create my own schemes – the beds at Lake Haus feature quality Australian brands chosen for their textures and tactile organic features.”

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The iconic home in the centre of Smiths Lake welcomes you with architecturally stunning interiors with quality finishes throughout including polished concrete floors and soaring raked ceilings overhead. Natural light is prominent throughout with lake breezes floating through the property.

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“After the success of Bay Haus, I really wanted to build on all the elements people loved – the warm but neutral colour schemes, abundance of natural light, earthy textures, and organic shapes.

“I wanted to create a seamless look across all the rooms, whilst giving each space its own personality. I’ve achieved this with the introduction of some gorgeous Australian art; from Jai Vasicek, Bonnie Gray, and local artists Lauren Freestone and Xander Holliday.”