Australian designer, James Treble has three decades of knowledge and experience in the building, real estate and interior design industries. He shares his expertise as a guest presenter and subject matter expert on the TV lifestyle show, “Open Homes Australia.” He was also
a regular guest on the award-winning lifestyle show, “The Living Room” as an interior design expert, and has his own YouTube Channel, “Designer James Treble” where he is launching his own series called “James Bought a House.” Treble and his partner, Sandro purchased a 1970s home in Umina Beach, a one-hour drive north of Sydney. Although their initial intent was to renovate the home and place it back on the rental market, as they walked through, they recognized the building as solid and full of potential. The property is located just minutes away from beautiful beaches, and the area is renowned for its increasing property values, so they decided to keep it and make it the beach retreat they have always wanted. However, it needed a lot of work—everything from floor-plan changes, a kitchen, new bathrooms, a façade update, and a new roof. As an ambassador for Australia’s leading environmental organization, Planet Ark, Treble firmly believes in sensible purchasing, recycling, and creative re-purposing. He wanted
to utilize the most environmentally friendly and technologically advanced products and solutions available on the market.