I have just had the craziest weekend of my life - yesterday my husband and I unexpectantly bought our dream house and today we put our house on the market. I have spent the day dusting and cleaning getting ready to put our house on the market so time for blogging. This evening we walked from our new house to the beach in just under 7 minutes - we visited the house and admired the view and thought we were the two luckiest people on earth. This house is just perfect for us (photos are posted on yesterday's blog). It ticks all the right boxes : ~ an original, unrenovated, white weatherboard beach house in good condition. The architecture is stunning with a light filled living area cantilevered over a stone base. I think the house must be over sixty years old so it is full of character, history and soul. The deck, dining, living and kitchen all have ocean views. It has 4 bedrooms, a study, 2 bathrooms, 2 open fireplaces and a separate rumpus downstairs that is perfect for a design studio and office for my husband and I to share. Clients can access the studio directly without entering the house. The garden has enormous potential especially as hubby is a landscape architect. It is private with neighbours on only 1 out of 3 sides. The house next door is a beautifully renovated white weatherboard so is a delight to look at. I am sooooo in love with it - it represents everything this blog is about. We move in and start renovating Jan 17. We are hoping to restore it to it's former glory.
Thanks everyone's for you well wishes yesterday - it must have been all that good karma that got us over the line, because it was an absolute fluke we got it.
I will share photos once we have weaved our magic - I am soooooo excited, I am in heaven!
Here is a little inspiration to help me start designing it's new look.
Coastal living - Shades of White
Images via Coastal Style Pinterest