28 July 2011

No news is good news...

Either that, or maybe no news is just no news.

No floorplan yet, and the Sales Consultant is on his 'weekend' now.  Looks like we'll have to hit him up for some info on the weekend.

While we wait, here are some photos of my lighting/fan inspiration for the new house.  A few little pretties for 'it's not quite Friday, but it's nearly here' Thursday.

The Cayman from Beacon Lighting - for over the Dining Table perhaps...
The Loom Pendant from Freedom.  I like these for the Kitchen, but will be too close to the beautiful Cayman, which I think I love more.
The Tahitian for the Alfresco ceiling.
Get excited - this guy's for the Toilet!!!!  Hellar from Beacon Lighting.

This, and the one below, are the Wren from Beacon Lighting.  I am thinking the bronze finish for over the bath in our Ensuite, and the cream for over the desk in Girl One's bedroom.

Piron Table Lamp from CAFE Lighting.  Maybe in the Study...

Shade from Etsy, maybe for the Family Room.
I don't know if I've mentioned on the blog yet that our taste is quite eclectic.  Our inspiration for this house is Contemporary/Asian/Hamptons/French fusion.  We like to call it Contempohamptonese, with a dash of au Francais.  Perhaps I should get myself a copyright on that...

Happy Thursday.


25 July 2011

For after the house is finished...

Sorry, no floorplan to share just yet, so I thought I'd share some pretty, summery pictures to liven up this chilly Winter day.

I've just booked a little holiday for us here...

We have a wedding to attend next May, so get to spend three, child-free days in paradise.  Nine months isn't really that long to wait...


22 July 2011

Why 'Two beaches and a lake'?

I'm sure you're thinking 'Two beaches and a lake' is such a random name for a blog about a new house build...

Well, let me explain.

Our street is named after this beach...

Avoca Beach
The house we are planning to build is named after this beach (and, funnily enough, one of our favourite holiday destinations!)...

Marcoola Beach

And, we live in an estate with a gorgeous series of lakes, both natural and man-enhanced.

All beautiful places from which to draw inspiration.  Let's hope the house does them justice!


21 July 2011

Step Two - Settle on the block

Who ever said these things go smoothly and according to plan??  Well, sometimes they do.  Today was not one of those days.  Due to a slight delay from the vendors' end, settlement on the land had already been delayed, and then, due to a miscommunication, it almost didn't happen today either.

But, in a lovely, happy ending - crack open the champagne and let's celebrate!  (Or at least we would, if I wasn't home alone with three children who require feeding and bathing.)

Yee hah!!!

Welcome to our block...
Wouldn't you think you'd mow it before you put it on the market?  I feel sorry for the neighbours, if there have been mice or other rascals living in there.  We'll Husband will be whipper snippering this weekend or next.

It's a funny shape, hence we are still waiting on our revised floorplan.  I look forward to being able to share it with you next week, or thereabouts.


20 July 2011

Step One - Sell the old house

Well, today was a happy day - the old house settled.  Woo hoo! 

The new owners' children are around the same ages as ours, and have already chosen their bedrooms.  We hope they enjoy the house as much as we did.

Unfortunately, the land settlement has been pushed back to tomorrow (one day late). 

But, it will be ours, and then we can get this party started!