The house that Lizzie built

Discussion in 'Development' started by Lizzie, 6th Mar, 2020.

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  1. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Okay - I actually got a builder to build it, but I designed and we kitted it out from lockup onwards.

    It's now sold so I can put up the "for sale" website ... with the new and improved photographs ... https://www.realestate.com.au/sold/property-lifestyle-nsw-pokolbin-700059018

    I'm a little sad to leave this home as it is beautiful to live in ... but it's gone to a younger family who fell in love the instant they saw it. Time for the next project ...

    ... that will definitely include louvre windows! These new louvres and amazing - seal tight - can be left open day and night with no fear of breakin - and throw the most amazing rainbows throughout the house (no photoshop required)

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  2. Lone_Wolf

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    Beautiful. Would you mind sharing the building cost with me? Only if you wouldn't mind please pm me, thanks
     
  3. Lizzie

    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    Honestly - no idea. Somewhere around $600,000 complete ... but we did a lot of the internal work ourselves (or bought in our own contractors - tiler, plumber etc) after being quoted $250,000 to "finish".

    The builder was more than happy to hand over and will be doing our next project too
     
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  4. Coconutwheels

    Coconutwheels Well-Known Member

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    Looks great Lizzie! Mind sharing your builder?
     
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  5. Angel

    Angel Well-Known Member Premium Member

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    I love it Lizzie
     
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  6. wylie

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    I took a photo of this building in Sydney (Darling Harbour) a few months ago, because it reminded me of your lights. IMG_1228.jpeg
     
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  7. Lizzie

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    Are you mid Hunter? If so I'll pm you
     
  8. Coconutwheels

    Coconutwheels Well-Known Member

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    Nah, I'm on Lake Macquarie....Valentine. looking for a builder to get us to lock up for our second story addition.
     
  9. samiam

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    @Lizzie did you build it with intention to live in? because it looks very beautiful and personal
     
  10. inertia

    inertia Well-Known Member

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    Where to next Lizzie?

    I had vague dreams of taking over your garlic farm to have some awesome life changes :)

    My younger daughter (9yo) continually talks about having a farm, I'd be happy to live that dream vicariously through her in good time!!!!

    Cheers,
    Inertia
     
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  11. Shahin_Afarin

    Shahin_Afarin Residential and Commercial Broker Business Member

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    Thats a gorgeous house Lizzie well done - I love the large windows that take in all that beautiful scenery.
     
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    Hi Lizzie, can you tell me what that cladding is (not the corrugated iron, the other). Looks like about 300mm width weathertex ?
     
  13. Phar Lap

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    I have the same "problem" in how to catch all that outside scenery and bring it inside!
    Pics taken from the deck.
    Will need lots of glass.

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  14. Browneyed

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    That is beautiful Lizzie! Do you build off the plan as well?
     
  15. Lizzie

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    Back to the beach - bought a renovator/extender located 3 blocks back from the surf and popped down to see the draftsman yesterday
     
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    Lizzie Well-Known Member

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    James Hardie Scyon Stria 405mm. Looks really good, easy to put up, paints a dream and fireproof

    The Scyon range
     
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  17. Lizzie

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    Not sure what you mean by "do you build off the plan" - I designed - the builder built (with supervision and the odd minor change) - we took over at lockup and finished her off :D
     
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    I used e-glass ... it's a bit more expensive but we basically found we only needed one window with curtains (the long spread in the lounge room) to combat winter heat loss ... and the house stays toasty despite regularly falling into the negatives.

    Does the reverse in summer - keeps the house cool until really late in the afternoon on those 40 degree days
     
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  19. Phar Lap

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    Thanks so much Lizzie, appreciated. Nice build, well done!