November 23, 2011 § 1 Comment
This is our future home! Nah, just kidding. This is our dream future home. You see many moons ago on a quiet Saturday afternoon Shan and I decided to dream away and visit a (then) new display home at Brightwater, Sunshine Coast. That was when we lived there.
We fell in love with the single storey four bedroom home known as The Sunshine Coast Retreat and longed for the day we could build something like this.
The kitchen was large and practical and showed us hanging lights above the island for the first time.
The colour scheme and style was immediately inviting. We loved the many little nooks all with their own alfrescos…
…all surrounded by built in bench seating and screening to aid in natural cooling.
And then there was the ensuite bathroom – big enough to rival any full sized family bathroom. Needless to say, we were in love. But with the tight building envelope constraints of lot 1426 and the fact that Plantation Homes are a Queensland based building company the beautiful Sunshine Coast Retreat will not be built on our quaint corner block. But! That doesn’t mean that we can’t be inspired by some of the features and fixtures we found there.
We love the look and feel of the Plantation Homes facades…
…and found that Metricon offer similar facades.
And if it weren’t for our difficult shaped block we may very well have chosen them as our builders. But we were totally turned off Metricon by a rude sales assistant who blatantly told us that 1. we had chosen the wrong block and 2. that they would be unlikely to adapt floorplans to suit our needs because it would be out of our budget. Pfft.
And so we’re off to Zen in the next few weeks to finalise floorplans and facades, what features and fixtures we want as well as what inclusions we’re going to get.
In the stress of the planning we sometimes forget how amazingly exciting this whole journey is.
Until next time when we share some of our recent NSW display home finds…