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Dr Chris Brown’s former Bondi pad proves he’s a good reno-show host

Move over Scotty Cam!
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This beautiful residence on the fringe of Bondi and Tamarama was home to Dr Chris Brown for more than seven years. He completely renovated the property with a contemporary open-plan kitchen and dining area that flows through to an intimate outdoor area with a built-in BBQ. It was sold for a reported $2.5 million in 2017.

This was not long after Dr Chris stepped away from hosting duties on Bondi Vet as his career was taking off and his schedule saw him travelling extensively.

He might be no Steph and Gian, but the host’s renovating experience will surely come in handy for his new role on a series that’s set to take on The Block, called Dream Home. Coming to Seven in 2024, the move has meant departing Network 10 and his long-serving gig co-hosting I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! alongside Julia Morris.

His new co-stars will include Luxe Listing’s Simon Cohen, Selling in the City’s Rosie Morley and Three Birds Renovations Lana Taylor, who will be judges on the show.

The Australian TV fixture will be right at home in the world of interiors if his previous taste is anything to go by. Take a tour of the contemporary coastal abode below.

Kitchen, living and dining area

As you enter Dr Chris Brown’s former home through an impressive front door, you enter the main living areas of the home. In keeping with the easy-breezy vibe of Bondi and the iconic coastal walk down the road, the kitchen, living and dining space is open-plan and bright.

The two-storey renovation was designed and constructed under the experienced eye of Peter Dunkley to maximise natural light. The American Oak floors and custom cabinetry continue the light, barefoot aesthetic. It has high-end kitchen appliances (including a wine fridge), generous storage and custom cabinetry and finishes. A standout feature is the incredible Aren Bianco sawn-finished limestone island bench.

Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Staircase and corridors

All of the main living areas are downstairs, while steps lead to three bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. Light streams in from the skylights above. Located in a very desirable street within a stone’s throw of Bondi Beach, the home boasts panoramic ocean views from North Bondi, all the way south to Maroubra. State-of-the-art features include a Sonos sound system, C-Bus home control, closed circuit security, fully automated timber blinds in the master bedroom and (essential in this location) a lock-up garage.

Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Bedrooms

Upstairs there’s a main bedroom with panoramic views, along with two other bedrooms. All are designed in a subtle coastal style with beachy blues and tactile elements. The view from the main bedroom is breathtaking, taking in the ocean from all angles.

Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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The bathrooms are tastefully designed, with neutral tiles, wooden details and plenty of storage.

Dr Chris Brown's Bondi home | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia
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