IT was a modern day retro-reno in one of the final episodes of reality TV show House Rules last night as the Shellharbour Barnardos' holiday home was transformed.
The property being renovated was donated to the foundation by Harry and Hazel Bush who were tragically killed in a plane accident in the USA in 1978. The family left everything to Barnados and their legacy lives on.
The brick house was transformed into a bright, colourful, retro beach house and opened up to take advantage of the vast ocean views. The house will be a haven for disadvantaged families throughout the country for years to come.
The NSW team Candy and Ryan were eliminated in the episode, leaving Victoria team Adam and Lisa and WA team Carole and Russell to compete in the final.
House Rules host, Johanna Griggs said it was a "special project" for contestants and one of the toughest yet in the competition.
“This is a home Barnardos provide for foster carers, and their families, that need a break from everyday life,” Ms Griggs said.
“It’s bright and fun, we really wanted to make it a fun space for those who need it most.”