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Inside Skye Wheatley’s Spanish mansion renovation

Former Big Brother star and influencer Skye Wheatley has been busy over the past year renovating a sprawling $975,000 mansion on the Gold Coast with her partner Lachlan Waugh. 

And now, the pregnant 26-year-old star has revealed that she and her man are almost finished the upstairs part of their home. 

Speaking to The Gold Coast Bulletin this week, Skye revealed just how hard they’ve worked on the property and how they need to complete their nursery ahead of their baby’s arrival.  

Inside Skye Wheatley’s Spanish mansion renovation: Heavily pregnant Big Brother star revealed in an interview this week that she and partner Lachlan Waugh have almost finished work on their $975,000 abode

‘It’s been a very long process, but we are super close to being finished upstairs,’ Skye told the publication.

‘We’ve still got the flooring to put down in the nursery and I really need to get around to decorating.’

She added that she put in the hard yards with the renovations, saying: ‘I helped Lachy for a couple of weeks, then it was too much because it was literally knocking bricks down with a hammer, then having to carry them across the roof and throw them into a skip.’

Work in progress: Speaking to The Gold Coast Bulletin this week, Skye revealed just how hard they've worked on the property and how they need to complete their nursery ahead of their baby's arrival

Work in progress: Speaking to The Gold Coast Bulletin this week, Skye revealed just how hard they’ve worked on the property and how they need to complete their nursery ahead of their baby’s arrival

Not afraid to get her hands dirty: She added that she put in the hard yards with the renovations, saying: 'I helped Lachy for a couple of weeks, then it was too much because it was literally knocking bricks down with a hammer, then having to carry them across the roof and throw them into a skip'

Not afraid to get her hands dirty: She added that she put in the hard yards with the renovations, saying: ‘I helped Lachy for a couple of weeks, then it was too much because it was literally knocking bricks down with a hammer, then having to carry them across the roof and throw them into a skip’

Skye revealed that the pair first ‘fell in love’ with the home when they bought it, even though it was so run down it looked ‘haunted.’

She went on to say that she thinks it was ‘fate’ that made her and Lachlan get the home at such a good price point, after it was owned by a Chinese man but left deserted for years.  

The home, known as La Casa Grande, features four bedrooms and a swimming pool and is being renovated in keeping with it’s Spanish style.  

Impressive: The home, known as La Casa Grande, features four bedrooms and a swimming pool and is being renovated in keeping with it's Spanish style. Pictured is the before and after of the pool

Impressive: The home, known as La Casa Grande, features four bedrooms and a swimming pool and is being renovated in keeping with it’s Spanish style. Pictured is the before and after of the pool

The couple, who are expecting their second child, began renovating the pad in November 2019. 

She has previously said on Instagram that ‘blood, sweat and tears’ have gone into the renovation. 

They’ve kept fans up-to-date with the gruelling process, sharing some remarkable before and after photos of how they’ve turned their crumbling abode into a luxurious pad.  

Nicely done: They've kept fans up-to-date with the gruelling process, sharing some remarkable before and after photos of how they've turned their crumbling abode into a luxurious pad

Nicely done: They’ve kept fans up-to-date with the gruelling process, sharing some remarkable before and after photos of how they’ve turned their crumbling abode into a luxurious pad

Gruelling: The couple, who are expecting their second child, began renovating the pad in November 2019. She has previously said on Instagram that 'blood, sweat and tears' have gone into the renovation

Gruelling: The couple, who are expecting their second child, began renovating the pad in November 2019. She has previously said on Instagram that ‘blood, sweat and tears’ have gone into the renovation

The stunning two-story property features a tree-lined driveway leading to the main terrace area with beautiful garden views.

Inside, the house includes a warm lounge area with original fireplace, a bar, a huge kitchen and a massive basement – which Skye says she’ll use as a ‘filming room’. 

There are four bedrooms, four bathrooms and parking spots for four cars.

In a previous video blog, Skye told the story about how the ‘abandoned’ mansion came to be, saying: ‘Noone has lived here for six years.

Lap of luxury: The pair have created a dreamy bathroom complete with an oversized bathtub near a window

Lap of luxury: The pair have created a dreamy bathroom complete with an oversized bathtub near a window

‘The owner was a Chinese man, and him and his wife wanted to send their children to a nearby school, and they were going to live there but… it never ended up happening.’

Skye continued: ‘They had this house just sitting there for six years, and now they want to sell it. We were just in the right place at the right time.

‘We’re so f**king lucky to have got the house, as so many people wanted it. It’s crazy when you know the power of the universe.’

Meant to be! In a previous video blog, Skye told the story about how the 'abandoned' mansion came to be, saying: 'Noone has lived here for six years'

Meant to be! In a previous video blog, Skye told the story about how the ‘abandoned’ mansion came to be, saying: ‘Noone has lived here for six years’


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