I promised to show the house we’re buying if the building report came through OK.
It was fine. So here we go.
The house is split level. At the front, you have the garage and a large room next to it, with the laundry behind. Up a few steps, and you come to the kitchen, dining area and living room, with the long sun porch and front door off to the side. Above the garage and the room beside it, we have 4 bedrooms and a generous sized bathroom. There are polished floorboards everywhere, the colours are neutral, the bathroom is clean, new and fresh. The kitchen, although not large, is well considered and has a gorgeous wooden benchtop with the natural edge retained and polished. There’s a huge 5 burner gas stove with a double width oven.
The front of the house, from the road. To the right, further back, is the sun porch and front door. Plenty of parking for visitors.
Kitchen view 1. Check out that stove….
Kitchen view 2. Hurrah, a dishwasher!
Not our taste in living room furniture, but the floors are lovely, and those are french windows into the porch all down the side.
The only thing I’ll want to change eventually are the basin taps, and I’d like a glass screen for the shower.
This one’s going to be my sewing room… It’s big!
Picture Sunday morning here, with coffee and a newspaper…
Out the back is a large covered patio, which is reached through sliding doors in the dining room.The back yard is enormous. There are lots of trees; many palms, two mangoes, a yet-to-be-identified sad thing that needs a big haircut, what looks like an ancient mulberry, a large citrus of some description, several albizias, a large ficus, and so on. Only time will tell what we really have. There are two extremely dilapidated back-to-back sheds, which we will replace with something a little less scary in due course, half for garden tools and machinery and the other half a chook house for the half dozen hens I’m planning.
The covered patio at the back. That gigantic spa bath is going, thank goodness.
From the end of the back yard, look back up towards the house right up at the end behind the palms… We’re going to need a ride on mower, I think.
At the end of the yard where it abuts the road, I’m going to plant a hedge of fast growing pittosporum to reduce noise and increase privacy. I’m madly pinning plant and garden ideas onto my Pinterest boards; it’s probably rather early in the day, but otherwise I’ll certainly forget what I’d planned.
We took loads of measurements today and I now have to produce a scale plan so we can start planning where everything goes. One thing is certain: my new sewing room will be twice the size of what I have now, and it’s going to be fabulous!
We should be exchanging contracts early next week, with settlement day to be confirmed.