|Approaching the house down the tree-lined drive.|
|The north facing aspect - this will be the sunniest side. The dining room and the sunroom open on to the verandah, the kitchen has the 'conservatory' window, and our bedroom window is by the trellis.|
|The lounge and dining area from the entrance hall. This is a lovely space.|
|From the other direction. Plenty of room for my china cabinets and dresser ...|
|The sunroom. Room here for a china cabinet too!|
|The kitchen could do with a re-furb but is perfectly serviceable; the laundry is through the sliding door|
|The laundry with the pantry that should be an office ...|
|This will be David's office/studio seeing as he cannot be persuaded to the pantry or shed. It'll double as a guest room, so it'll either have a bed settee or a bed that folds up against the wall.|
|Newish bath and vanity. Window is double glazed as the bathroom is on the south side. All we need to do is replace the shower, remove the mirror and fit a heated towel rail.|
|That tree stump will be removed and then we can set up the new table and chairs and the 3 metre cantilevered umbrella ... David wants the shed gone too, I am not so sure.|
Every time we see the new house we like it more. Yesterday we took the opportunity to go and see it again with friends, Gary, Joe and Derek, while the agent was there with the man who was doing the gas inspection for us. This time we had a good poke around and I did try very hard to persuade David that we could open up the large pantry off the laundry, remove the wall between it and the hall cupboard, put in a skylight and make that his office/studio. However for some inexplicable reason, he’s not buying that scheme. Nor is he buying the one in which we tidy up the inside of the nice shed outside, get power in to it and make that his office/studio. I cannot understand the latter frankly, although I’m aware the pantry cupboard combination was a bit of a stretch … Imagine the cachet in having a studio in the garden?
We’ve had the building inspection report done yesterday and it was very favourable, however Rudi the gas man tells us we may need to replace the gas water heater at some stage in the next few years and we do need to lengthen the flue for the gas heater in the lounge.
Last thing is the electrician’s certificate – that inspection is scheduled for Monday.
No showstoppers at this stage. YAY!!!
All being well, the offer goes unconditional on Wednesday. And then it’ll be 14 sleeps till it’s ours!