Halcyon times for star renovation trio


It has been a busy summer break for the team at Three Birds Renovations. Source: Supplied

It has been a busy summer break for the talented Three Birds Renovations team of Lana Taylor, Bonnie Hindmarsh and Erin Cayless.

Their top priority was to finish – and film – the luxury Glenhaven home renovation of Erin and her husband Nathan Cayless, the Parramatta Eels NSW Cup coach.

The Cayless family bought the five-bedroom, four-bathroom Binet home on 2200sq m in late 2020 for $2,715,000.

“Often things take me a little bit longer than the other girls,” Erin confessed.

But husband Nathan took the blame on the video released this week showing their extended journey. It is a five-part video series.

“I think the main reason was probably a little bit of my fault with my job with coaching, sort of moving around a fair bit over the last few years.”

Indeed over the past five years, Nathan has squeezed in assistant coach roles at Wests Tigers, the Roosters and the New Zealand rugby league side.

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Lana Taylor, Bonnie Hindmarsh and Erin Cayless of Three Birds Renovations. Picture: Supplied. Source: Supplied

The thing that drew them to the property in 2020 was its land size.

“At the open house, we saw the pool, saw the grass, the tennis court was a bonus, then we came inside and saw the beautiful vaulted ceilings and beautiful features in the home.

“We bought the house within 48 hours,” Erin said.

The size of the property, including the pool, was an original selling point. Picture: Supplied

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The renovation style has been dubbed Urban Farmhouse with the fitout featuring a Carrera By Design kitchen complete with fridge from Fhiaba.

While Nathan didn’t get his desired keg cooler on the patio, the barbecue cabinetry using oblique cladding from James Hardie does come with a Merci Maison bar cart.

The renovation style has been dubbed Urban Farmhouse. Picture: Supplied

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Meanwhile, Erin’s renovator colleague Bonnie and NRL legend-turned-Fox Sports pundit Nathan Hindmarsh made big news late last year when they sold their modern-coastal styled Glenhaven house for a record $10.3m to tennis champion Lleyton Hewitt and wife Bec.

The Hindmarsh family have stayed in The Hills, buying a 2ha holding at nearby Kenthurst for $4.05m in an off-market deal.

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The Hindmarsh clan have been spending time over summer at their beach shack at Pearl Beach, which the Three Birds team renovated in 2016.

The Three Birds Renovations business kicked off in mid-2014 after Lana, Bonnie and Erin had spent hours on the NRL game day sidelines, exchanging tips about paint colours, carpet samples and new bathrooms while their husbands Jason, Nathan and Nathan ran around for the Eels.