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After we've completed a house, it's amazing how many people say "Isn't it great how it all came together!"... as if by accident. This is a very small look into how it all "comes together".

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

It's starting to look like a house!

I met the cabinet maker on site today to sign off on the cabinetry. 
I make sure everything looks ok (and then close my eyes when he shows me the price). 
We have a LOT of cabinetry in the house. 
We have used Designer Kitchens for years now and I know that the job will be spot on.
Phil tells me that this is the quickest sign off for a job this size that he's ever done (I'm not sure if this is a good or bad thing??)

Before this I take the Nikon for a tour and I can't believe how much has happened in the past two days...
The external cladding is almost complete.
The house has been insulated and the sheeting is about half way through,
and then I suddenly think "Shit... I really need to put my skates on now!!"

 This window is in the living area and will have a very very long bench plus cabinetry underneath it. To the right will be an eco-smart fireplace and to the left of the window will be a TV. 
 This is the dining room looking towards the study and powder-room. I've started calling the study "the den" because it feels like one and also because I'm a Brady Bunch fan.
 Kitchen & dining & Scotty checking that the little louvres are perfectly level.
 This channel will house some LED strip lighting in the living room to give an ambient glow
 We are having stack sliders out to the deck & pool and they'll stack away into this hidey-hole along with  double track (recessed) curtains. 
My clever husband designed this!
 We decided to add a bulk-head over the kitchen bench to define the room. 
A few people thought this was crazy, but I don't want it to feel like a warehouse space.
 Looking up from the deck to our bedroom balcony
 Guest bedroom including Adam. 
See how these windows look like clear glass? 
They are actually tinted black & look like a mirror from the front. 
I'm Loving them!
 Guest Living/TV room (we get a lot of guests)
 Sheeting our ensuite. 
Our plasterer is a fellow surf boat rower and is an excellent plasterer.
Adam is pointing to where our heated towel rail will go.
 It's nice to see the city cats running again after the floods
 This is a client's house in the same street. We have put our Italian house guests to work.
 There's those sexy black tinted windows at the front of our house.
See, I don't notice the tradies, I notice the glazing!
 This is what I call the 'back' of our house (which faces the river). The front door and garage are at the other end.  We have had this little debate with a few people. Is this the front of the house?? What do you think?
Adam has been working on the 'angles'. It's apparently been a painstaking exercise. If he comes home and says he's been "working on the angles" I know he's had his thinking cap on. 

It's starting to "come together" don't you think?




  1. It is hard to tell the front from the back with all of the scaffolding but I can tell it is going to be amazing! Looking forward to seeing more. ;-)

  2. Loving the look of this! Can't wait to see more.

  3. Coming together beautifully! I've been enjoying your journey and can't wait to see it all come to fruition ;)

  4. WOW!I just realised how to post a comment on your blog site. I needed to create a google account! der

  5. Thanks everyone,
    I enjoy reading your comments. The scaffolding should come down in a couple of weeks. I just need to find the perfect Charcoal first (for the exterior)!! Easier said than done! Any ideas??? It needs to be a warm charcoal to go with cedar and crisp white......

    Had an epic day today tile shopping & appliance shopping form one side of Bris to the other.... but of course I can't sleep, my mind is wide awake!

  6. See, I can't even spell 'From'!!

  7. Need to see more from you...

    Many thanks for this...


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