Thursday, November 24, 2016

A Walk down Edgecombe Road

A week ago I had to drop the car off for some work and had to walk home - not much more than 2 kms. Driving a car you miss so much, riding a bike you absorb a little more but walking - yes, that takes in the sights, the sounds, the smells and you take in your surroundings much more.

This day was one of those days - Edgecombe Road is one of those heritage streets of Kyneton. It has many homes that date in the late 1800s. I won't say a great deal more as I don't know a great deal more than I enjoyed the walk and plan to more into the future.

I wonder what hidden delights these driveways to the heritage homes of Edgecombe Road lead to?
Wouldn't you like to see the interiors with I would imagine are some examples of the past.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Our House

Its now getting close - we haven't reported much on the house recently due to it being at lock-up stage. Naturally we can't get in unless with the Building Supervisor but only last Thursday we had a walk-thru to see much had been done since our last viewing. There have been a few minor dramas along the way but those have been rectified rather quickly.

Sue's Kitchen and my Butler's Pantry are just about completed, the electrical and plumbing are finished and its now down to floor coverings and final touch up and clean up. We are hoping for move in within the next three weeks.

Sue's kitchen has double electric ovens with LPG gas cook top. The range-hood sits neatly above the cook top. Behind the cook top will be an easy clean glass splash back. There actually three hanging lights over the huge stone island bench.

There's plenty of storage either side of the ovens and cook top for all of Sue's pots and pans.

This is where I am banished to. The Butler's Pantry has a double sink, dish washer, micro wave on this side.

On the other side is more storage below a stone bench top (still to come). Note all the double power points - 3 in total.
All of Sue's appliances will sit on the bench ready for preparation.

Except for the bedrooms, study and lounge room which will be carpeted, the rest of the house will have this bamboo tongue and groove flooring. The colour really works well with the light grey walls.

The big surprise to us on Thursday was to see the Alfresco area being concreted. This is an L-shaped area and all under cover with 2 fans situated in both areas for air movement on the hot summer nights.

We expect that on Monday, the driveway will concreted. I'm taking this photo from inside the double car garage.
So where are we now. As Christmas is looming, we hope to be moving our belongings into the house "at the latest", second week of December. It will be interesting times over the next three weeks.