Thursday, June 16, 2011

Then there was this other thing we did...

So obviously the cat was way more important, but also, we bought a house.

It was quite yellow.

But then we painted it.

We were quite lucky it was yellow, actually, because it didn't show well, and we got it for the lowest price paid for a house in this suburb for over a year. Even though it was in perfect structural condition.

Another example of the yellow:

After after the de-yellowing:

The bedrooms benefited both from a de-yellowing, and an un-horribling of the curtains.

The garden is small but pretty (and almost entirely native, with an automated drip watering system). The location is great: a quiet street one block from a nature reserve, with a 20 minute bicycle ride along cycle paths through parkland to the university. The neighbours seem quiet and maybe interesting: they keep ducks and chickens and their wireless network is named UnexplainedBacon.

There's central heating, which is relatively uncommon in Australia, and delicious this time of year—although I nearly died of shock when I saw our first gas bill.

I think we're going to like it here.


LJB @ crankymonkeys in london said...

Awesome house :) and awesome kitty as well :)

Weekend_Viking said...

Ours has more holes in the walls and unfinished bits.

Bardiac said...

Congrats! It's beautiful!

Psycgirl said...

Oooo love it! congrats!

StyleyGeek said...

Weekend Viking: why does it not surprise me that your house has holes in the walls?

And thanks for all the congratulations, everyone!

EcoGeoFemme said...

Congrats! It looks like a very cool house.

I don't know if you have these shows in Australia, but here in the US there are programs that follow people around on their house hunt. I'm amazed at how many of them can't get passed the paint color, when that's just about the easiest thing to change on a house.