Time to start my own thread!
After a whirlwind decision 4 months ago to make a seachange to the coast from Melbourne we have decided to build a new house down here. We put our house on the market in June and it sold at auction in July! Very excited as we were really worried about the market. Decided to rent furnished for a little bit til our house settled but now settlement has been brought forward and we've organised another rental to move into next week. Just spent the weekend finalising the pack of our house (got the moving company to do a fragile pack and it's the best money we could have spent!) Truck moving us this coming Thursday and I can't wait to have it finished. In the meantime we've bought a block 700m2 and we went unconditional last week and will settle mid sept.
After looking at lots of floorplans rather than actual display homes we decided on Porter Davis and originally settled on the Waldorf. The more we looked at it built though the more I wanted to change the floorplan which made us rethink our choice. Basically we want a house that can accomodate our family til they are grown up and also take plenty of guests who come to stay. We also had a wish list based on our last build, you know all the things you wished you'd done but couldn't do at the time.....bigger laundry, bigger bedrooms, alfresco etc. We also knew what we loved in our last house....big open living plan, seperate lounge space. As our block will have a bit of a view we picked a design which would make the most of that.
We put the $1,000 down to get a soil test etc and it's come back as a H class and we do have a contour right to left which with my trained eye is about 1m fall. Fingers crossed we don't have too big a retaining wall. Variation appointment done although I already know we need to change more so plenty to go before we get to tender and drawings.
Here is the floor plan
We've taken a couple of their offered changes to the plan including:
* the spa to main ensuite - this goes where the "his" wardrobe is
* ensuite to Bed 2 - this goes between the computer room and the bedroom. robe relocates to external wall
* Alfresco which comes off the kitchen - Not the grand entertainer option
We've also asked for them to look at filling in the void so that we can have a small sitting area to appreciate the view.
Very new to uploading images etc so bear with me while I figure this all out