Interior designer Simone Haag’s turns ‘uninhabitable’ Ringwood home into million-dollar stunner

Interior designer Simone Haag has listed her glamorous, mid-century Ringwood pad.

Acclaimed stylist and interior designer Simone Haag has listed her glamorous mid-century home in Ringwood.

The three-bedroom 13 Poynton Ave abode was “uninhabitable” when Ms Haag and landscaper husband Rhys Haag bought it as newlyweds in 2011 for $425,000, CoreLogic records show.

After an extensive redesign helmed by Ms Haag and Fitzroy-based architecture firm Kennedy Nolan, the stylish 1970s-built pad is now for sale with a $1.2m-$1.3m price tag.

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The home is mounted above a double carport.

It was “uninhabitable” when the newlyweds first moved in 11 years ago.

Simone Haag and landscaper husband Rhys completely redesigned the home. Pictured is the kitchen pre-reno

The stylish kitchen is now fitted with a Smeg oven and access to the alfresco deck.

“We pushed out the dining room into the outdoor space and converted the kids’ room into a master suite,” Ms Haag said.

“And because I’m a stylist and decorator I had oodles of furniture to use … we had great fun, my husband is always very encouraging and we saved a lot of costs.”

Ms Haag added that the floorplan was now “fabulous” and the mid-century interior took cues from Italian vintage styles, with pieces collected from the designer’s various travels.

The home was also short-listed for the 2019 Design Files Awards, with listing photos showing a light-filled space with timber finishes, terrazzo touches and marble and glazed brickwork.

A roaring open brick fireplace lies in the living room and Ms Haag is open to negotiations for a range of furniture to be included in the sale.

A “pop-out” mounted TV is also included.

“The house is right near the Mullum Mullum forest which is really connected to the landscape,” Ms Haag said.

“It’s extraordinarily close to nature and despite feeling like it’s out in the ‘burbs, it’s still quite central.”

Mid-century furniture pieces were collected by Ms Haag throughout her various travels.

The glamorous pad was short-listed for the 2019 Design Files Awards.

One of three bedrooms.

One of two bathrooms provides a seamless transition to the outdoors.

The house is accessed via floating concrete steps which lead into the spacious living room.

Floor-to-ceiling windows provide views across the Dandenong Ranges and surrounding bushland, while the kitchen comes with a Smeg oven, walk-in pantry and a sliding door accessing the alfresco deck.

The couple, with their three children and dogs, are now looking for a “new project” to do up, that Ms Haag hopes will be their “home for the next 20 years.”

“I’ll be crying my way down the driveway,” she said of leaving the much-loved Ringwood pad.

“It’s like that relationship where you’re really happy and in love but you know it isn’t your future.”

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