So, we may have made a short visit to House By The Water at half past midnight, upon our arrival in Mandurah. And it’s quite possible that we are averaging 3 site visits per day this week. We are a tad excited. We have a lot to catch up on and so do the builders. The new construction plan is all go go go, aiming for handover before Christmas.
Here is the promised tour:
I added the above photos to this post this morning, but by my second visit to the site this afternoon more ceilings had been plastered and lots of the scaffolding was removed. Woohoo! So now you can really see the size of the living area, including the living room void and alfresco area which looks especially huge.
And for this week’s style dilemma, the stack stone that I selected almost 2 years ago for the feature column on the front facade is currently unavailable, so I needed to reselect. I checked the options online and made a tentative selection, but for $14K worth of stone and the labour to install it, I thought it wise to see a sample. Midland Brick in Mandurah stock Boral’s stone cladding and I went to inspect. I’m so glad I did because the colours of the stone on my computer screen were completely different to the real samples. That made me nervous so I decided to take a short list of samples around to the house for testing:
Online “Aspen” (left) was my first choice, but in reality there was too much orange. So Echo Ridge (middle) and White Oak (right) were the last two contenders. I’ve selected Echo Ridge, wanting a bit of dark contrast to the rest of our light grey pallet to break up the front facade with texture and colour. My Mum (starring in the photos) likes White Oak the best which is very beachy, but slightly off my colour pallet of greys.
That’s all for now. My head is still a bit rattled by jet lag, too much excitement and a hectic week.