When artists Renate and Mikael Seffer began renovating their seaside properties in Breakers, it was like starting with blank canvas.

Colourful artworks hang in the living room.

Both properties – a main house and a bungalow next door – needed a top-to-bottom makeover.

“When we first bought the property, we knew it all needed to be gutted as it was in pretty bad shape,” says Renate.

“The plan was to use the main house as our studio because we needed a bigger space at the time to make a mess, and then start the renovation on the bungalow so we could live in that,” she says.

The owners of White Dog Art bought the properties about eight years ago, moving to Breakers when they sold their West Bay home.

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