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The Journey of building our forever home in Melbourne, Victoria

The Journey of building our forever home in Melbourne, Victoria

Weeks 38-39 -Almost there!

We now have 2 weeks to go until our house is completed and less then 3 weeks until our handover and move in date.  I seriously can't believe we are almost there - perhaps that could be why I haven't even started to pack a thing!

Get ready for a whole heap of images of the house so far - still have quite a few things to complete such as carpet, alot of painting on the outside, mirrors/showerscreens and finishing off a few things plus a huge clean but she is almost complete and looking so beautiful.

Super proud of all our designs and ideas now that it has come together - our builder has also provided  a high quality finish which is great. Looking forward to all the decorating now

Our stunning kitchen takes my breath away - so beautiful with a contrasting island bench and that marble!  I am just so in love with it and it really is my dream kitchen. I put so much thought into designing this kitchen - from all the little details such as handles, colours, lights etc and worked with a fabulous cabinet maker.  To the left we also have a massive butlers pantry - its huge and will keep all the mess out of view


ILVE oven being installed

My gorgeous tap


Beautiful Marble splash back - I almost cried happy tears when this was installed last week - really gives the wow factor

Lounge area - custom built TV cabinet will be installed on the right hand side in the same style as the kitchen
Light from Schots - my 3rd light for this area as the previous ones didn't quite work due to the scale of the ceilings which are 10 foot in this area


Entrance door with light - door still to be painted Black Cavier
My gorgeous natural light photography studio

Studio has full bathroom, client lounge area and prop closet

Separate Entrance to studio

Facade still needs lots of painting and finishing off




Driveway completed - still needs to be sealed

Once our formal garden goes in it will look beautiful

Back of house


Thats a whole lot of landscaping that needs to be done!
Al Fresco

Our stunning view!

Dream House - Weeks 34-37



Lots has been happening and its nearing that stressful stage now with so much organising and sourcing items to get everything finished. As Luke is doing all the plumbing he has been flat out every night after work-  I don't think we have hardly had dinner together for a few weeks now the poor thing

Plastering, tiling and painting of internal walls have been finished. Plumbing and electrical fit off almost done.  Everything is coming to together and looking great - even the trades are commenting on how great it all looks which has been nice.

Currently the floors are being polished and we have the excavators out the back doing the second drive and getting the backyard ready for landscaping - we have a huge backyard as we are on 1/2 an acre so lots to do! We have also built a piller for our second drive so now just trying to find stone cladding and a beautiful gate.

Here are some images taken over the last few weeks of the build just taken with my trusty iPhone

My gorgeous front door was installed - will be painted black with the frame white
This was the entrance light I decided on from Beacon Lighting.

Changed my mind and purchased this bigger one from Schots instead. Because of the high ceilings I think this bigger light will work better. Of course they had none in stock so waiting patiently for it to arrive
I may have almost died as my lights were installed  - love them.  Have left them without shades until things are more completed so we don't have any issues with breakages etc  Marble splashback should go in soon too. So happy with our kitchen - its come together just as I had imagined

Our beautiful leadlight window was installed in our ensuite bathroom





Our massive rain shower head in our ensuite - its is huge!

The sheer size of our house from the back still surprises me!  This also shows the before shot of our backyard

Looking cleaner after being excavated

A few weeks ago we purchased this beautiful cast iron urn from Castlemaine - this will go in our front garden as part of the landscaping.  It is so heavy - Luke and I had a lot of fun trying to get it home in his Jeep!