Slick stuff

Has anyone got polished concrete floors? Love? Hate? Tips? Tricks?

We are rather smitten with the industrial simplicity how they look but still researching about the functional pro’s and con’s.

I went a bit nuts on pintrest last night hunting for inspo!

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A Blank Canvas

It’s safe to say the short-lived project of Clarence is all over before it barely started. My dream to relocate and restore a beautiful traditional queenslander has been shelved indefinitely because of a very dishonest and disrespectful developer. It’s a shame that people think they can hold so much power over others when they have something you are fond of, even when it turns out it doesn’t even belong to them!

So we are moving on and have been completely consumed with researching what we will do to accommodate our rowdy mob in an affordable, functional way that makes the most of the natural elements and amazing view on our block of land.

We met with a contractor yesterday who will be doing some earthworks and I snapped a few panoramic shots.

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The view to the west.

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Our street from the beginning of the driveway looking south.

As far as house style goes, we’ve done a complete flip in the style and have decided to build a modernist single storey home that pays tribute to architecture styled of the midcentury era.

We love the simple but bold lines and appearance of this style of house. We will have some sketches tomorrow and I am finally feeling excited again after the incredibly deflating decision to pull the pin on our Clarence project.

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I’ll hunt down the sources of these photos and provide links when as soon as I get a chance.

Buyer beware

So where to even begin? There are hurdles, and then there are HURDLES!

We purchased Clarence through a company, which is recommended if you don’t have experience in what to look for or the time to look for it when purchasing a house for relocation. The developer that the company is dealing with said the house HAD to be removed by the end of June at the latest.

We have moved mountains to adhere to this strict time frame only to find out last week that the developer doesn’t settle on the block until the end of July. So guess what? Everything is up in the air.

There are so many “if only we knew” and “what if _____ happens?”

To be continued…but for now here is the view from our holiday unit.

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