Saturday, February 9, 2013

Homeowners FTW!

As most of you already know (Via FB,Instagram etc), this is the reason I've been a bit quiet - We've just bought a house!
It's been a very, very stressful week or so, getting everything teed up and all the conditions ticked off, but we made it. It went unconditional yesterday and we're soooo excited!

The house is on a gorgeous, tree-filled, cul-de-sac and is very close to Aesop's school. He'll be able to walk to and from school each day! He also has some cool school mates living just around the corner.
It has four bedrooms, which was really important to us. Got to have a sewing room, of course!
The yard is fully fenced, giving the kids room to ride their bikes etc. Our current rental has a shared driveway, so there hasn't been much room for them to play. (Also so, so looking forward to not having to lug groceries and kids up from the road in the pouring rain anymore!)
The bones of the house are good and solid, and it's a fairly blank canvas. Not many of the features are too distinctively once era or another, which is pretty lucky. (Obviously the dream would be to have amazing wooden floors, and a pastel coloured 50's kitchen.. but that might need to be the next house!) Once we find a bit of spare dosh, we'll be able to start painting and doing bits and pieces to it.

But for now, I have a TONNE of stuff to get rid of and a whole house to pack in the next 4 weeks.
Good golly, wish me luck!

(Pictures are from the real estate website, obviously. Consider them 'before' shots!)


  1. congratulations!...all very exciting. The pics look great, nothing beats a blank sure you will make your mark in no time!
    Allison x

  2. Ah, we just became homeowners for the first time a few months ago (also with three kids already in tow), it is such an exciting thing! Congratulations and here's wishing you many years of joy in your new pad!

  3. congratulations!!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Very exciting! ( don't get burned out!)

  4. Oh my goodness that is sooooooooooooooooo exciting!!!!! Go you guys. Right thats it ... I am going to have to try and get up there and see you guys .. and your new place. It looks brilliant by the way. And those white walls are great for photos!!! Looking forward to seeing how you guys put your mark on it!

  5. Congratulations! The house looks great, a perfect family home. I'm sure you will all form many happy memories there.