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.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Quick Look

Called by house this afternoon and our SS drove up.....
'want a look inside? 'yes please' said I bolting to front door with BonBon under arm!

WIR - Thrilled to see completed, excellent hanging, storage and drawer space considering its compact size.
Also, extra shelf installed in linens and pantry.
Kitchen - Cabinetmaker corrected overhead shadowline, kickboard and ABS edge on island end panels - very happy.
Chrome downlights installed in overhead cabinets and the glass Rangehood was gleaming.
Render - SS agreed 'Grey Pebble' top return strip not to colour selection plan - to be corrected.
Requested another site scrape along bedroom side of house - SS agreed area should be backfilled to slab.

Carlisle Quality Assurance Inspection imminent - any defects reported will be corrected including a chipped tile in ensuite, painting completion/touchups and carpet installed before PCI on 4th March.

Another clean before presentation and I think 'Our Savannah' is looking pretty good.

This morning we visited Mentone Mix and selected 'Richfield' for our Exposed Aggregate.
An off white base with every colour stone imagineable - similar to below with a dash of black stone added.


  1. I agree it is looking good! Drove past today enroute to checking up on reinseys block then to the premier display to sign our lives away. Love all the colours and mote that you too have the off white mortar as well, did they slug you extra for that too?

  2. I was there twice today - missed you and the WIR guy, great to see SS though.
    I went to Reinseys too, camera in hand - nothing late this afternoon.
    Thrilled with our colours...yes, off white mortar $570, why?? because they can, but love the enhancement to the brickwork.
    You must be elated with Contracts agreed and signed.

  3. This seems to be the slowest stage. How are you holding up being this close?
    Thank you both for checking on our block. Xxx

  4. Apart from cosmetic items following tiling things do slow down - although, little additions seem to pop up everyday. The last 4-6 weeks puts you in the moving mood and preparing for fences, driveways, window furnishings etc...just finalizing alfresco area and paths.
    We're good, with no deadline to vacate Luke's house eases the pressure.
    What happened yesterday? and is your house on market yet?

  5. Wish I could see it too!! Maybe on our trip to Melbourne in a few weeks..Chris and I might just sneak past... :P

  6. What happened yesterday? Good question. Loz is in panic mode now. His woman isn't coping with the inaction and broken time frames - so what am I going to be like at your stage of the build????

    Not on the market yet. We figure that IF the slab goes down this month, we should be in late June or early July. So if we aim for a late April auction, a 4 week campaign before that, and late March to hit realestate.com.au. Heck - that's not long! Arrrggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!

  7. Arrrggghhh, pressure and a testing time I'm sure.
    Drove past your site this afternoon - sorry, no action to report.

  8. Tonia - I think I can say us 'Avenuers' would be extremely disappointed if you two crazy Sydneyites drive all the way to Melbourne to look at a house without a coffee stop down our way.

  9. Hi Deb.Just wondering how much was your quote for the exposed aggregate, looks lovely and we are quite keen to have it for our driveway dependent on the price of course. Thanks in advance.