Friday, August 19, 2011

Home, sweet, sweet home.

After a week or so of sleepness nights, and some intense discussions, we are finally home owners once more!

We had been searching for our new home for months, almost a year. We found nothing that was even close, everything we found had a major flaw - mainly the style. I've had my heart set on an old colonial or queenslander for years.
Every weekend we looked unenthusiasticly looked at homes that were either falling apart, or without character, until I saw this house online. It's a colonial style house, with a pyramid roof and wide verandahs along the front and side, and a white picket fence. I have driven past it many times and wondered what the story was, as it's quite different from the houses in the area, so I was curious. Husband couldn't be bother going, so I took mum along.
The minute I walked through the gate, my heart started pounding. I walked inside, and just knew. THIS was it. The house I could love, the house we could call home. Wandering through, I mentally placed our furniture, figuring out then and there what would stay and what had to go.
I got home, with a huge grin on my face, and said to Husband - it's the one.

So, Tuesday night, with the help of an amazing buyers agent to bid on our behalf at the auction, we finally got my dream house!

We move in a month, so you can expect many home updates after that!


  1. Well congratulations on your new home. I look forward to seeing the photos later.

  2. Oooooh a new queenslander to ogle at. Can't wait for some pics and congratulations on finding your dream house, that's how I feel about my house Betsy. melx

  3. Yay so exciting, I love your story of going with your Mum it sounds like what I would have to do.

  4. Oh congratulations! That is so exciting. I am hoping for something similar here in that the house next door has been empty for months but it looks like we might finally be getting new neighbours and they're a family! With 3 kids too. I'd LOVE for our kids to have people to play with locally so fingers crossed. I look forward to updates on the home front x

  5. hi there, stumbled in from the pinterest party. enjoying your other posts very much!

  6. Congratulations Kathryn,
    I still remember how elated I was when we bought our house 7 years ago. l knew as soon as I stepped through the front door that it was perfect. Yours sounds lovely.

  7. We just bought a Queenslander too. Ours is almost derelict so in need of lots of paint. And hardwork! It's my project for the next 12 months. Amber


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