Monaco 28 with modified Contemporary Facade

Monaco 28 with modified Contemporary Facade

Sunday, 24 February 2013

Almost Done (with heaps of pics)

I notice that home building bloggers often go missing for a few months around handover time, and I can now tell you why - I have been busting my bum to get the place to full completion so that I can sit back and really enjoy it.  A few more things to do, but we are approaching the summit and the view at the top is pretty sweet.

Home Theatre recliners

Home theatre unit - Stars Wars on Blu-Ray with my 5 yr old was a classic!

Charcoal Tasman Block Wall, NZ Purple Flax, Cycads, Grass Tree

The facade, fence in Decowood Western Red Cedar to come this week

Dry River Bed - I love Lucky Stones

Kitchen and Dining from stairs

Bed 2 with view of gardens through shutters

My favourite view

Bed 1

Through the entry void

Ensuite

Ensuite double shower

Main bath

Upstairs living room

Family and Dining through to back yard

Family Room (I love that brick wall and TV unit)

Kitchen

Back area

Kitchen view to back yard


Living room from stairs

Study (damn iPhone camera exposure!)
I have some comments to make on build speed and quality but I will save these for another time.

I hope you enjoyed the pics as much as I have enjoyed creating the look.

11 comments:

  1. Hi been following your build. I must say you have a very lovely home.

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    1. Cheers Marz. It is a nice feeling when months of planning comes together. Not without stress though.

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  2. Wow, it all looks amazing!!!!

    I must ask, what timber is your flooring..?

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    1. It is 2-strip Kempas from Uniflor.
      We are really happy with the colour. Man they show up the dirt, but that is calming down now the landscaping is done.

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  3. Hi Guys,

    Congratulations on baby no 3, halfway to my efforts :)

    House looks FABULOUS!!!!! Enjoy its beautiful

    Helena

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    1. Thanks Helena, we appreciated your help at the start of the long journey.
      We've run out of bed rooms now!
      All the best.

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  4. Love your blog, would love to hear an update!!

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  5. Hi TheCastle, i really really love the layout of your house! very tidy! what colour is your brick? im looking to get the exact same colour!

    thanks,

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  6. Hi there

    My name is Maria and I’m a graduate researcher at Curtin University. I’m doing a study on masterplanned estates and social sustainability and would like to see if you could please participate in this study. Your participation will only take a short amount of time but will contribute tremendously to my study. Your identity is kept entirely anonymous.

    The study is in relation to Social Sustainability and the Masterplanned Estate.

    The following definition should inform your answers below: "Social sustainability is having power and control over what affects my surroundings and the way I feel about my place, my home. I have ways to be heard and I can see that my desires are realised in what I want to make."

    The questions are as follows:

    1. Have you built/lived in a Masterplanned Estate previously? Please indicate if this is your first/second/third/etc time. Please indicate also the estate in which you had built or are building.

    2. What are your reasons for choosing to build or in a Masterplanned Estate? Reasons could be lifestyle, price, aesthetics, community life, location, better for children, closer to family or friends, closer to work, other reasons (please indicate). Please elaborate and provide examples, if possible.

    3. When buying your block of land from the sales representative, what were you told in terms of the social sustainability of the Estate? Did this affect your choice to buy land in the Estate?

    4. Could you detail your first experience with meeting the land sales representative? Did you discuss aspects of social sustainability in your initial discussions with them? Please refer to the definition of social sustainability above, as you understand it.

    5. When buying your house plan from the home sales representative, what were you told in terms of the social sustainability of the Estate, if it was discussed? Did this affect your choice to build in the Estate?

    6. Could you detail your first experience with meeting the home sales representative? Did you discuss aspects of social sustainability in your initial discussions with them? Please refer to the definition of social sustainability above, as you understand it.

    7. Did you engage in any aspect of social media with regards to building in an Estate, ie join facebook groups, start a blog to document the build, join forums specifically for people who are within the estate, speak to others that you know who are building, etc. Please elaborate.

    8. What does social sustainability mean to you and what impact (if any) did it have on your choice to build/live in a Masterplanned Estate?

    I can send you an approval form to conduct this research, signed by my University. Thank you very much for your time.

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    1. 1. First build. Landcom Garden Gates Estate in Mount Annan NSW.
      2. Lifestyle, price, aesthetics, close to family, good size block for a yard, lots of children in area, good community.
      3. Nothing told re Social Sustainability.
      4. As above.
      5. Not discussed, did not affect decision.
      6. As above.
      7. Blog to document building and create contact with other people building.
      8. No opinion.

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