Thursday, February 16, 2012


Married four years to a wonderful husband. We have two daughters, 4yrs and 18mths who are the centre of our universe. 

Only 3 years ago we built our first home (3 bed, 1 living, 13sqs), but with a growing family we found we required extra living space. . . so we are enbarking on the journey once more!

I love the suburb and am lucky enough to work local. It has everything we need, great daycare, kinder, primary school, parks, sporting facilities and expanding shopping centre with further future regional growth earmarked for the area.

November 2011 we found the ideal street in the new Estuary Estate. 

Two builders were offering house and land packages so we first got pricing with a local builder to Geelong as we had built through their sister company last time and had an awesome exprience. 

Unfortunatley this time the sales rep wasn't the best, the floorplans were extremely limiting in size and value for money. The final straw was after the sales rep doing a complete U-turn on initial promises we chose to walk away. (Examples were no option to upgrade to double towel rail, would not do warobes in bed 4, smaller kitchen than our last house, lined alfreco area to cost $650pm2)

Lucky for us there was one block left, though it was also the smallest block in the street being only 400m2 12.5 x 32, the position of the block was at the front of the estate overlooking the Estuary Gardens, so we decided it was where we wanted to build our Maison De Reve.

The house we are building is called the Tierra and its 23.9sqs. Its single storey 4 bed 2 bath 2 living. These rooms were a must for us this time. The floorplan is ideal for the block being so norrow, yet I'm hoping it will feel spacious and open as this is what we were drawn to by the design. 

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