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, February 16, 2013

Exterior Style

 
 
The Dream house plans are in full swing right now, lots of finalising of ideas & getting enough quotes to satisfy the bank.
When you decide to be an owner builder the banks want to know every last detail, they take your plans & quotes & hand them to an estimator who then determines whether or not you really can build that home for that amount of money.
 
I know this is a very poor quality pic of the elevations of our home, but it gives the general idea.
We have a long straight homestead style front verandah with a portico at the entrance as a feature & out the back we have a nice big back verandah/ alfresco area that extends out from the house, similar to the one in the image below.
 


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These are just some of the images we are using as ideas to achieve our end result.
We love white post & rails, upstairs we will have a painted white bead board style ceiling & downstairs we plan to do the same only stain the timber.
This stair case is exactly what we need!
 
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Love these posts & we will have timber on the front verandah
 
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We would like some stone features like this & will have to tile the upstairs back verandah for water proofing otherwise it would leak into the downstairs area....
now that wouldn't be much fun, he he he!!!
 
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A very welcome entrance, wouldn't you agree...
 
 
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We have so many ideas & I have to say pinterest has been a fabulous tool for the dream guy & I to gather images & tutorials & ensure we are on the same wave length.
He has become addicted to my pinterest boards.
 
If you start seeing tools, boats & fishing gear popping up on my pinterest then you know the dream guy as hijacked my boards, ha ha ha :)
 
If you would like to see more of what has us inspired then stop by my
 
What do you think of our ideas so far?
Now don't forget I am keen for your thoughts, ideas & suggestions!
 
Have a fantastic weekend everyone.
 
CHEERS
Trish xxx
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