After several phone calls back and forth chasing a few last minute references, we found out yesterday morning that we had been accepted and we got the house!
So that was house number 2, the Eco house. Here’s the written description about the house:
“Soaring roof lines to the north, inviting cool summer breezes and abundant natural light into spacious living zones flowing between the indoor and the outdoor. Ecologically sensitive choice of materials and design that respond to Buderim’s subtropical climate allowing year round enjoyment of expansive decks and verandahs without the use of high energy air conditioners and heating. Bold and intelligent design considerations that enhance lifestyle and minimize maintenance. The upper floor provides private and secure entry into a sophisticated main living zone, the centre piece being a superbly designed and equipped kitchen complimented by an integrated outdoor barbeque/kitchen.”
* Main bedroom and study or fifth bedroom on upper floor
* Children’s bedroom and rumpus downstairs
* Rumpus flowing from deck to lawn area
* Sparkling inground pool with beach entry
* 10,000 ltr integrated rainwater storage
* Ultra high garage vehicle clearance
* Additional off street parking
* Chris Morrison architect
* Walking distance to school and village
We’re super happy as this IS a dream house and we shall relish living there as it may be a once in a lifetime opportunity to live somewhere like this.
I’m really looking forward to making it home, I’m thinking lots of plants and herbs in the kitchen and outside veranda area by the BBQ (herbs keep away the flies and mossies so that will be good and taste great on the BBQ too). A big dining/ meeting table and chairs for diners and Steves work meetings between the kitchen and the lounge.
A sofa or two facing the windows and the trees, some big pouffs, a large rug, a coffee table and maybe an armchair, oh and some more tall potted plants.
Downstairs, the ‘romper’ room will be where I hang out when Steve’s got people over for work and where we’ll watch movies. I’d quite like a lounge without the TV especially with the nice outlook it would be a shame to spoil it.
The front ‘bedroom’ could be Steves office and I can have a down stairs bedroom for my knitting and making. We’ll have to make George a Den somewhere outside near the back utility door I think.
There’s tons of parking and tons of storage so that will be great for all our kayaks etc.
I’ll be looking on Pinterest for some more design ideas and I’ll be adding to my “new home dream” board, take a look if you fancy.