Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Hi there.....

You probably have been wondering where i have been.... well to be honest i have been busy organising the purchase of our new home. Yes that is right another house. It was totally unexpected so i am still a little shocked but very very happy with our decision. For quite sometime we have been looking for something a little smaller with not as much land. As the girls have become older and now one has moved out of home, we realise that we dont need the room we used to; our property is ideal for a family with children, animals, maybe even a pony. So we are moving into a different faze of our life and yes, another chapter will begin. And it will give me more excuses to post all our ideas and changes during the renovations . These are some sneak photos i took the other day for you to see. The bones are beautiful; built in 1840 with all original cedar doors, mantles etc. There are lots we need to do to put our stamp on it ....painting decorating and a few structural changes but all in all its very solid and livable. The photo above is looking from one upstairs bedroom into the other, displaying the beautiful early cedar doors and architraves.
And this wraps all around the entire room......love love love. I think its my favourite room in the house....girls can you possibly guess why.
Looking from the front lounge into the kitchen, dining area. As you can see it needs a few changes but all really structurally sound.
The exterior is beautiful but we will change the colours and the garden slightly but such a great aspect facing east.
Another photo of front elevation. I am currently trying to find out a little on its history....so stay tuned. The sad part about all this is that we will be putting our property on the market in spring. So busy times ahead and our trip has been put on hold till May. Oh well another chapter in our lives and more for me to post about. I will be showing you the progression of our renovations when we take possession. Take care everyone and i wont leave it so long next time between posts. Let me know what you think.....x

16 comments:

Recycled Relix said...

It looks lovely! Congratulations!! Hope all goes well with your sale too. Cathy

la Brocanteuse said...

Congratulations with the new house! I know you will have a lot of fun making it your HOME!! looking forward to see and here all about it. I was thinking about you quit often - wondering how your trip was going, but this is great. now you can shop for your new home on your trip. best of luck with the move and settle, may you have all and mor you hope for in this your new home. XO Colette ~ Afrique du Sud

Stylish Settings said...

I LOVE the wardrobes!!! And the front of the house is so pretty.
Congratulations
Kylie

63shells said...

gorgeous!

Myszka said...

Beautiful house!!!!

chrisartist said...

A great house Amanda.
You know I love it.
Chris

Janine Marshall said...

OMG Manda,

Wow..I'm a little speechless, hadn't expected this at all. I think my jaw dropped and I've only just picked it up off the keyboard!

It's hard to put into a few words here in the comments section, I am excited for you and you are so right, life changes and things evolve and fall into place and for the most part work out just as they should.

It looks lovely inside Manda. I really like the lounge looking through the french doors into the dining/kitchen and YES, I can understand why you would love the wardrobes!!!!!!!!

Look forward to more posts and thanks for sharing.

Take care
Janine
XXOO
N.W. Coast Tassie

touche de vintage said...

Congratulations on the new house! Your place looks absolutely amazing especially that wardrobe. I'm very jealous of that...very lucky! Best of luck.

creekside rummager said...

Looks like great fun ahead.

Fabulously french said...

What fabulous news. You must be really excited and I hope that you see your house quickly.

Leeann x

Toyin O. said...

It looks great, good luck with the sale.

OhSoVintage said...

This is smaller?!!! What a wonderful house, especially the wardrobes.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Congratulations on your new home - I can't wait to see you decorate it in your most fabulous style! Nothing like a solid old house to work with.

layers of memory said...

Amanda love your new home and i am sure you will have great fun putting your creative style into it......

WE MUST BE WILLING TO LET GO OF THE LIFE WE PLANNED SO AS TO HAVE THE LIFE THAT IS WAITING FOR US
EM Forster -British writer 1879

ecoco said...

Excited and happy for you. Sure you will work your magic on this beauty!! x

Jenny said...

I have always loved that house, though I have only ever seen the outside.Juts lovely. can't wait to see what you do to it.