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.Mrs Peard said designing, building and living in the Fourteenth Ave home had given them abundant joy.“This is what we do — we obviously love it. 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.“I like weatherboard and 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. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.“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.“We like to try to keep things natural and love timber. And while it’s modern there is a warmth and an eco-side to it with the natural elements. And all the timber outside has been kept so it fades and greys off.”CoreLogic records show the pair paid $495,000 for the property in 2015. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach sold for $1.16 million under the hammer.THE pairing of an interior designer and builder has paid off after the Gold Coast house they created sold for $1.16 million under the hammer on the weekend.Coastal with a modern twist is how Kristy Peard described the house she built at 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach with her husband Andrew. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.The property also made an impact on potential buyers with a crowd of about 100 people including eight registered bidders at the on-site auction.“A local couple ended up buying it,” Will West of Lacey West Real Estate said.“They had sold their house in Burleigh Waters and had been renting for 12 months looking for the right home to buy.“They only saw this one on Thursday before the auction on Sunday.”He said potential buyers had been impressed with the high-end finishes of the house.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 villa21 hours ago“Everyone said they liked the opness of the house, the high ceilings, living areas and the finishes as well as the fact it’s walking distance to the 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. 39 Fourteenth Ave, Palm Beach.