At Home With Krystal Bain and Jake Reekie4 June 2021
Tell us a bit about your family.
In our family we have myself (Krystal) and my fiancée Jake, our kelpie baby cobber, our beautiful one year old daughter Peppa and another girl on the way. Jake is a builder and half of the brains and hard work behind Morada Build. I am a stay at home Mum and am soon to launch my own baby clothing label. We both keep very busy!
You recently built in the new Epiq development, what was it about the area that you were drawn to?
We were actually drawn to Lennox by chance. A friend had told us about land opportunities in Lennox and with Jake being a builder we jumped at the chance to secure land in Epiq a few years ago. We were living in Byron Bay at the time and didn’t know the area of Lennox too well. It was the best chance decision we have ever made - I’ve never known such an amazing community. Being a new mum I have met so many friends just on our daily walks. Our daughter attends the local daycare and we do our shopping down the road at the marketplace, then spend our weekends over the hill at the beach. It really is the perfect lifestyle.
When you dreamt up Snapper House, what were the must-haves you wanted to include in your home?
We are all about that summer lifestyle and love to open our home up. We wanted to be able to be in the kitchen and still interact with the person taking a dip in the pool.
Every aspect of our home is based around this concept and on a beautiful day when we open everything up you get that breeze through the whole house. It’s magic.
Elders proudly sold your beautiful Snapper House, was the intention always to build and then sell?
We knew this wouldn’t be our forever home but we didn’t plan on selling so quickly. We didn’t expect the market to boom as it did and after meeting with Nick out of curiosity, we jumped at the chance. It was a scary time for us but Nick and the team had so much confidence in the value of our home.
Where to next for your family? Will you be staying in the area?
We love Lennox Head and don’t see ourselves ever moving from the area. It’s the perfect place to raise our kids, what an amazing life they’re going to have! We’ve been fortunate enough to buy a home close to the beach, which we are renovating.
Image credit: Andy Macpherson