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We bought a house!

And this is where our story really begins, we bought a house. After months of looking, as usually happens, the right house landed in our lap at the right time. She is a majestic beauty of a Queenslander, thought to have been built around 1905. Designed by architect ‘Brockwell Gill’, with bay window seating, pressed metal ceilings and wait for it……….. it’s very own library.

She has a name, “PEN Y LLECHWEDD” and she most definitely surpasses all my dreams. I am so fortunate to have a builder for a husband, or this part of our story would never have begun. You see, to fit our Brady bunch in, we will have to add another 4 bedrooms, hopefully before we move in. To do so in character of our beautiful girl, affordably, would not be an option for us, but for Hubby’s building talents.

Our plan is to place an extension downstairs to fit in 4 of our kiddies, with a TV room, study room, laundry, and bathroom and the option to add a bar/pool room in years to come. Upstairs, we need to respectfully renovate back to her former glory. I am so excited, I cannot sleep! There are 2 months until we move into our forever home, for 2 or so of those weeks, our home is being rented, after this time, we will have around 6 weeks to hopefully complete the extension, clean up the original house, give her a much needed soak of paint, and move in. I look forward to sharing this journey with you.

Nicole xx

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  1. What a gorgeous home Nicole, your sure to make many happy memories in this old beautiful home. Looking forward to following the reno’s.

    1. Thank you Danielle, so kind of you to drop by xx

  2. Hi Nicole, cannot wait to see more of your beautiful home. Its simply gorgeous and looks full of character x

    1. Thank you for dropping by Ashlea, so grateful you took the time to let us know your thoughts. Thank you. Very excited to share Peny with you. xxx

  3. […] If you wish to start our journey with us from the beginning, please start here […]

  4. […] me about our Pen Y Llechwedd, when we first walked through her, you can read about some of those here and here. One little detail that initially had me perplexed though was a little nook of shelves. […]

  5. What a beauty. Nothing really comes close to the old Queenslanders. Envious

    1. Thank you Tara, we love our old girl xx

  6. […] Over the last 3 and a half years, we have pouring all our creative energy into our home to give it a makeover that it truly deserved. I cannot quite believe the transformation myself. […]

  7. […] all started here, this is the very first picture that I shared here and on my socials. It was love at first sight for us, with so many original features, we just knew […]

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