Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Where the bloody hell are ya? ONE YEAR ON...

Yes peeps, we are still here!

Its has been 12 months since we moved in and it seems like so long ago that we were a midst the final tortuous stages of the build.

We have not yet signed off all of the issues from our 90 day service. We are still waiting on one thing...Anyone want to hazard a guess? Its the lowering of the dreaded gas meter, which has been a pain in our proverbial since about half way through the build itself (in excess of 18 months, I'd say). Ill post more about the 90 day service soon. There have also been a few things pop up in the past few weeks that also now need attention and fall within the warranty period.

The house is a work in progress... but from the moment we moved in, it has felt very much like we always have been here; like HOME!

Here are some of the latest pics of the front landscaping. There is still a fence and gate to come and something decorative on the front deck, and a nicer letterbox, but you get the drift.

Along each side of the driveway are Liriope Muscari with purple flowers.They are hardy little plants so ideal for the driveway.

A pretty row of Little Gem Magnolias, Gardenias, Azaleas and Christmas Bushes.

Fences have all been painted in the Colorbond match colour "Monument" to match the gutters and pipes. The backyard has also been totally painted, what a massive undertaking that was!

A gorgeous Port Wine magnolia in the centre, surrounded by 4 Gardenia Augusta low growing bushes. Cant wait for the scent of the magnolia!

A big thanks to my Dad for he;ping me with plant selection and taking me to Plantmark Wholesale Nursery (twice) to get the plants on a commercial account he has there!!!!

Hopefully there will be more posts to come soon :)

Kirst xxx


  1. looking great, love the landscaping! keep updating please

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  3. Hi Cam & Kirsten..been checking out your beautiful home as we are building with Metricon as well. Now trying to decide between Ashlite, Champignon or Endless Dusk for our render. Is it too much to ask where your home might be for us to have a look at Champignon render? If not, maybe a high resolution picture of your front facade? Thanks, Eric

    1. Hi Eric, there's no way we will give out our address and if I get a chance I can send you a photo. Please provide us with your email address. Another option is to ask metricon. We chose our facade colours based on colour combinations we saw on a display house. Ask your CSC to provide you with a location of where those renders have been used. I think the display was a Whittaker in Melbourne and it would have been 3 years ago.

  4. Hi Cam and Kristen, your house is very elegant, is it ok for you if I will have my house contractors in the Philippines to make my house similar to yours? My wife will surely love this if we can a have a home like this one in PH. We migrated in PH and we are planning to build a new house.


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