We had a team of five plasterers on Saturday working hard to finish installing the plasterboard and cornices. Oh my goodness, what a transformation! Our Hudson is looking more like a house rather than a building site.  With the walls and ceiling up, we finally get a real feel for the space. We absolutely love the open plan layout and generous size of the rooms.

Photo time😄

The render had finally been given a lick of paint. Loving the colour Dulux Mt Eden that we chose for the portico. I have to confess to being a bit underwhelmed by the facade when I first saw the painted render. I wasn’t completely convinced the exterior colours work together but thank goodness it looks much better in the sun. It’s slowly growing on me and I’m sure the landscape we have planned for the front garden will give the facade a lift. The remaining down pipes will be painted in Monument.


Exterior almost complete


View from the front door looking towards the rear of the house


Apparently it’s not good feng shui for the front door to be directly aligned with the rear door. Oh well, I’m sure a strategically placed crystal will remedy the bad energy😄



Hooray for trades working on the weekend!


View from the kitchen towards the alfresco, dining room to the left and family room to the right

I absolutely love the cornerless bifold doors which will open up the back of the house and provide a seamless transition to the great outdoors.


One of our must have’s – cornerless bifold doors finally installed. Yay!


View of the Family Room from the Kitchen

We added a microwave/oven tower to the right of the window splashback. The kitchen’s going in next week and I can’t wait to see our vision come to life. After all the dramas over the design, I’ve been dying the see the kitchen and butler’s pantry installed.




Butler’s Pantry

Another look at the feature stairwell window. I love the natural light flooding this space and to make full use of the gorgeous sunlight, to the left of the stairs will be the children’s study and play areas.


View of the stairwell window

I love love love the size and layout of the master bedroom. We will put in a timber panel screen in the opening of the ensuite after handover. 


View of the master bedroom from the rear robes


View of the master bedroom from the ensuite


Ensuite shower with the niche

We are so happy with the progress on site. Last week was such a big week in terms of significant visual changes. We hope Metricon keep the momentum going this week and the rest of the build. The stairs are going in this week along with waterproofing and carpentry fixout. Next week is kitchen week! Woohoo!

Ready for walls

Finally it looks like the rain has gone away and we have a good stretch of perfect autumn days here in Sydney. Hallelujah!

The block was a hive of activity today with not one, not two but three different trades on site. It certainly feels like our build has kicked into gear.

The roofers were back to finish off the lower roof in the remaining sections of the garage, study, kitchen and butlers pantry. The guys from Insulfix were busy installing the insulation upstairs. These guys worked like machines. When I drove by at 12pm,  they hadn’t even started putting in the ceiling batts. At 2pm, the ceiling looked to be done and dusted!


Looking up from the stairwell void


We went with the Metricon standard Bradford Gold R2.0 insulation for the external walls.  For the home theatre, we added acoustic sound insulation which hopefully reduces the sound of bad karaoke transmitting through the walls!

The plasterboard have also been delivered and the guys were setting out ready to get started tomorrow! I can’t believe that by the end of the week we will have all internal walls in place! It’s really exciting to see the house transform. We still have a long way to go but I’m starting to see that glimmer of light at the end of what feels like a long tunnel.

Watch this space😄

Love love love our stairwell windows!