I've been hanging around for a while and made a few posts and got some informative answers. The other day I noticed some new stars under my name and hells bells I've made 50 posts...hey...how did that happen! So I thought I'd better formally introduce myself.
We are a typical SITKOM family (Single Income Two Kids Oppressive Mortgage). We've been in Point Cook for about seven years were we built a new home using a spec builder and my own design. During the seven years we established a garden, and a family.
Here's the entertaining area (estate agent photo)
But I've run out of jobs in the garden so we starting looking around and fell in love with an established home in an adjacent suburb (about 5 k's away) and bought in Feb (moving in May). We love the "new" house, it's got a unique layout (it was a custom design as well), quality fitout...and best of all its on 1100 sq.m and the backyard is a blank canvas (18 m x 24 m) of space to create my new garden, only the front and side gardens are established.
I've got the real estate agent photos below:
The front (apologies for the photoshop sky by everything else is real )
The japanese(?) inspired garden that opens from the master
View across the dining room to the lounge room
The kitchen and sitting area (the benchtops aren't that green!!)
The back with verandah, which has a 2.5 m wide stainless steel BBQ bench with stainless steel BBQ, and heaps of room for entertaining. The upper storey is a 5 x 3 loft study for the home office with views to the You Yangs
I've got a stack of landscaping to do...so I'm sure to ask all sorts of dumb questions in the upcoming months...and years.