Telethon home auction winners love Catalina


The 2015 Telethon Home auction winners Craig and Kirsty Norvill with their children Isabella and Archie.
The 2015 Telethon Home auction winners Craig and Kirsty Norvill with their children Isabella and Archie.

THE family of four who won last year’s Telethon Home at auction is settling into life on Perth’s north coastal corridor.

Craig and Kirsty Norvill, their three-year-old daughter Isabella and one-year-old son Archie moved in to the two-storey In-Vogue house two months ago and are enjoying becoming part of Catalina community.

“There is a real sense of community here at Catalina – we love it,” Mrs Norvill said.

“Not only do we love the house, but the location of where we live is hard to beat.

“We’re close to the beach with views of the ocean and we have a great park down the road where we take the kids and the dog.”

The Norvills moved to Perth from New South Wales last year and were renting in Tuart Hill when the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home caught their attention.

“We were looking at potential homes for over three months and then we came across the Telethon Home and fell in love with it,” Mrs Norvill said.

“I probably looked through the house at least half a dozen times leading up to the auction.

“I loved the fact that it was a brand new home and it was on a big 520sq m block, as well as the design of the house – everything from the kitchen to the open-plan living, the alfresco area and my favourite feature, the fireplace.”

When the home went to auction on the Telethon weekend in October last year, they could not believe their luck when they had the highest bid.

“We were really surprised when we won the auction; we weren’t expecting it at all,” Mr Norvill said.

The $707,500 sale price contributed to the record $25.85 million raised over the Telethon weekend.