Name: John & Jo Ryan, and 3 kids (Erica [absent], Austin and Sophia)
Location: Wonthaggi, Victoria, Australia
Size: 26 square meters
Years lived in: 9.5 years owned
With three growing kids to think about, Jo and John have put together a functional family home with different spaces to study, play music and relax. The neutral color palette makes it a calming space to be in, and its proximity to the ocean lends to the cruisy vibe. While this home might look modern, bright, airy and spacious, it wasn't always that way. What stood in its place almost 10 years ago was a dark, rabbit-warren-like Italian-style family home. But John and Jo saw potential...