Just the Two of Us

Just the Two of Us

After 35+ years of marriage, two wonderful sons, living and working in Australia, Sweden, UK and USA we are now 'just the two of us' plus a very spoilt Shitzu.

Following five years at The Sandhurst Club it is time to downsize. Our criteria - build a new home in a development within ten minutes of John's Sandhurst Golf Club, access to Monash and Eastlink Freeways, all new infrastructure and proposed services, recycled water and no Management Company or Body Corporate Fees.

We invite you to view our journey as we build with Carlisle Homes our 'Savannah 28' at 'The Avenue at Casey', a masterplanned community meeting all our criteria.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


Bricks- Austral Blackwood
Mortar - Off White
Roof Tiles - Barramundi
Gutters, Fascias, Downpipes, Alfresco Beam - Dune
Garage Door - Dune
Windows - Woodland Grey
Render - Masterbedroom Projection - Crust
Render - Front Portico Projection - Grey Pebble
Front Door - Brood

Blackwood, Dune, Woodland Grey, Grey Pebble, Crust, Brood

Ceilings/Cornice - Natural White
Walls - Beige Royal 1/4
Skirtings, Architraves, Doors - Beige Royal 1/4 (gloss)

Floor and Wall Tile
400 x 400 Gl Porcelain - Hampton Putty

3 bedrooms, study, theatre - Antique Stone

Benchtop - Caesarstone  Cracked Pepper
Cabinets - Moleskin
Rear of island bench and winerack - Stipple Seal
Overhead cabinets - 2 open shelves - Stipple Seal
2 Perspex lift up doors - Lucite Pearlescent Pearl 
Glass Splashback on Starfire - Beige Royal 1/2

Moleskin, Stipple Seal, Cracked Pepper, Beige Royal 1/2, Stipple Seal (no Pearl image) Hampton Putty Tile and Beige Royal 1/4 background

Benchtop - Caesarstone  Osprey
Cabinets - Nocturne Oak
Floor and shower wall tile - Hampton Putty
Feature Tile - vertical shower wall strip and vanity splashback
                   - Mosaic Dark Emperador Tumbled
Tile Trim - bright silver

Nocturne Oak, Osprey, Emperador Tumbled, Hampton Putty Tile and Beige Royal 1/4 background
Benchtop - Caesarstone Osprey  
Cabinets - Nocturne Oak
Tiles - Floor, shower wall, vanity splashback, bath hob and splashback - Hampton Putty
Feature Tile - vertical shower wall strip and vertical strip to front and top of bath hob
                   -  Mosaic Dark Emperador Tumbled
Tile Trim - bright silver
Benchtop - Nocturne Oak
Cabinets - Moleskin
Tiles - Floor and Wall - Hampton Putty

Miscellaneous Necessities  
ducted vacuum
gas boosted solar hot water
gas ducted heating
evaporative air conditioning
built in microwave
undermount kitchen sink
rail showers to ensuite and bathroom
garage remote controls
flyscreens and window locks
front door trilock leverset


  1. Love, love, love, your colour selections, love them all. Looking forward to following your build.

  2. a blog for a house how cool is that.....
    Best of luck with the build. Lesley

  3. Ky, I have been following your home....beautiful, all the dramas will soon be over and with a sigh of relief it will be your home. Believe me I've been there.

  4. Thanks Les,

    This blogging is all new to me but fun.

  5. We do have similar colour tastes!! Going to look great!

  6. I hope so, stressful but fun process and of course the other half has to be made to feel he's had some input! Looking forward to seeing the Hampton Putty.