I have been lurking around these boards for a while now and I thought I should start a thread for our build and introduce ourselves.
We are a family of 4, my husband and our son and daughter. My children have been accepted into Alice Miller and so we are moving in to the Macedon Ranges area for the start of the 2018 school year. We thought about buying an established property but on researching the area decided on a block of land instead.
We have purchased a 1500m2 block of land in the Lomandra Estate, Romsey. It is due to title in February 2017.
We started looking at houses before we purchased the land. We fell in love with the Metricon Santorini but kept looking around at other builders. We then fell more in love with the Henley Monteray Belle! The sales agent did not have time to talk to us which I thought was a bit rude as we were genuine buyers. She didn’t even request our number to follow up. I emailed Henley asking for a quote and I received an email to let me know I had been assigned a sales agent and they would get back to me within a couple of days. After a follow up email and another few weeks wait I spoke to another sales agent only to be told Henley do not build in Romsey.
And then we walked through the Hillside at Romsey. We didn’t dare consider it because it was out of our budget. Although I love the design of the Monteray Belle we started to think a ranch style house would suit the block better as it would give us the feeling of a bigger back garden. The more we walked through the Hillside the more I fell in love with it. We worked with Tracy and did our numbers over and over again. The Hillside was for us and we would make the numbers work.