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The Journey of building our forever home

The Journey of building our forever home

Dream House - Week 17

All the windows were fitted this week which was great and finally all the safety railings were taken down now that the roof has been completed.  The house was all wrapped up in bright blue ready for the brick layer next week. Photos are getting darker and darker  - by the time the tradies leave for the day the sun is almost gone - miss daylight savings thats for sure

I squealed with delight once these lounge windows were fitted today - they look amazing and really take on the view as they wrap around. Glass sliding doors still need to be fitted in the larger section.  Once outside build is completed house will be fully rendered and windows painted

Our beautiful lounge windows - there are five of them ( hmm note the massive mountain pile of top soil still in the backyard! Its actually twice as big as this image as our backyard has two levels so this pic only shows half of the mound - not sure what the hell we will do with all of that!)

We have chosen this beautiful french pattern travertine to clad our floor to ceiling fireplace that will house our wood heater in the lounge. We did first think about adding a gas fireplace but from experience there is nothing better and warmer then a real wood heater.  We also have gas ducted heating so this will just be put on weekends etc  I am dreaming of already spending a winter  Sunday cooking something yummy in the kitchen , fire going and taking in the view - I think I must be getting old!
Love, Love Love these windows  - one of my favourite things in the design so far. Chimney will be clad in the same french pattern travertine we have chosen for our fireplace

Studio windows - four massive windows facing south and east - will produce beautiful natural light.  This area has 10 foot ceilings - starting to worry slightly on how much window covering's will cost!

Our bright blue house  :)

Starting to look more and more like a house now - so exciting! We also designed the kitchen, bathrooms and all other cabinetry  - will update next week on a run down on what we chose

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