It’s All About The House

It’s been just over a month that we’ve been living in the new house. A week after The Toffee was born, we chucked the remainder of our possessions in boxes and vacated the townhouse we’d been living in since a week before The Kid was born, five years ago.

It was a nightmare to unpack five years’ worth of accumulated crap, but it’s pretty much done now. The last piece of furniture arrived yesterday. A newly restored eight-seater dining room set I scored off Gumtree. It turned out to be Indonesian teak.

Which was a huge sigh of relief for me, because buying something from someone who’s unsure what kind of wood it is? Risky. I took a chance that I wasn’t puying someone’s secondhand pine crap, and it worked out. The guy that restored it got an offer from another client to purchase it, so I did okay.

The arrival of the dining room suite prompted a reshuffle of the lounge, in order to accommodate couches previously and temporarily located in the dining room. From this:

To this:

I have nowhere else to put my router and Airport, so it got hidden in plain sight. Those strelitzias? From our garden.

This is our bedroom.

This is The Kid’s room:

And our fireplace. (Thanks, mom!)

This is part of our new kitchen:

This is our new stove that went into our new kitchen.

This is my front lawn. LAWN. We have a lawn. How GROWN-UP is that? This picture was taken before winter. Obvs.

We even have a back lawn. A BACKYARD. That’s more than just a strip of paving and a washing line.

And a POOL.

And parquet floors!

There’s still so much to do, but we’re in and we’re mostly unpacked. Most importantly? It’s OURS.

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15 Responses to It’s All About The House

  1. Jeanette says:

    Love your new kitchen, I’m uber jealous!
    Hope you’ll be very happy in your new home.
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  2. Angel says:

    Those floors… It looks spectacular ExMi!
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  3. AndyWandy says:

    Absolutely love your house! So beautiful, I am incredibly jealous – especially of the kitchen!

  4. blackhuff says:

    Thanks for showing us where you and your family now lives. A stunning home
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  5. Vibeke says:

    Gaaah!! That stove! I die from jealousy.
    Congrats – your home looks amazing. Gardens are wonderful!

  6. From the very first picture I wanted to shout ” those precious floors!” . Beautiful. All grown up

  7. Fatima says:

    Lovely home!
    I love the floors!
    Your kitchen is gorgeous and The Kid’s bedroom looks like Wonderland!

  8. Louisa says:

    It looks amazing! Congrats.
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  9. Charms says:

    Love the floors and that stove! Beautiful.
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  10. MeeA says:

    Such a cool place – hope you enjoy many happy years there! 🙂

  11. Sam says:

    It’s amazing T. I know you’ll be very happy there for many years. Just a quick one though am I the only person concerned about the lack of a pool net or pool fence? I’m PARA about our new pool…

  12. Bobbi says:

    What an awesome home. I feel your pain on moving and unpacking, just doing it myself.
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  13. SheBee says:

    Dude. It’s looking GORGEOUS compared to the first time you showed me around. Wow, well done! And I’m loving the paint colours.

    Totes jellies on your stove 🙁
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