Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.




Saturday, May 15, 2010

Alfresco living

Whilst waiting to build ,we are renting a home that has NO Alfresco area, NO verandah,not even a mere hint of an outdoor entertaining space. This saddens me for two reasons
1.We live in a wonderful climate that allows for outdoor living, especially in the evening, for at least 8 months of the year.
2.Our previous house had a beautiful alfresco area that my very clever dream guy built & it was one of my favourite parts of that house.


He started with a blank canvas....

 He measured twice, cut once.....
and settled for no less than perfection.....
& what do ya know.....

 It was time for ME to go furniture shopping & sew the perfect cushion covers.....

& toast a job well done....

 AAAAAAHHHHHH!!!! The serenity!!!!!

I miss our alfresco area, not to mention our beautiful furniture that has been in storage for the last 12 months.

So now I need new inspiration for the dream house.

We have planned an alfresco area as well as a front & back verandah's or porches as some would like to say. I would love a mix between a traditional Aussie homestead & a Hampton's style beach house.

a swinging chair over looking a pool would be a dream come true.....

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