Thursday, January 6, 2011

From the ground up: The Makings of the New House...

(view of part of the backyard from the sunroom)

Thank you for your lovely words of encouragement yesterday. I am exhausted and very excited at the same time. These are some pictures of the house. It's cocooned in a cul de sac with a wonderful backyard-the perfect place for Baby Z to grow up. The construction has progressed much farther along(than shown in these pics), but i wanted you to see it from the beginning. I will be showing you more and sharing an update about my color choices, etc. in the coming days.
I hope your Thursday will be a splendid one! I will be visiting you all shortly and a warm welcome to my new readers! XX

63 comments :

  1. stacey!!! I have missed you too, so much! It was so crazy to step back from blogging and to realize how much I missed it. I had a great trip home and got to spend time with so many people - it was great...but I'm excited to get back to my routine here! Thanks for your note just now though...and wow...just caught up on some of your posts - can't believe all the change...your new house looks incredible!! I am so looking forward to seeing more pictures of it and how you decorate (because lets be honest you have the best home decor site ever ;)) no pressure or anything, haha!! You will be moved in before you know it I'm sure. Happy 2011!!!

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  2. WOW! What a place - can't wait to see more!

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  3. It looks so great already...
    The fun thing about buying a new house is all the great decorating you eventually can do...

    Have a great day;:)

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  4. In love with you new home, can't wait to see more and so very excited for you and your family!

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  5. Oh Stacey. Wow.
    I can't wait to follow this journey. Love seeing a build in a whole other country. Its amazing to watch peoples homes start as a frame and then become a home with life.
    Thanks for letting us share this personal journey with you. xK

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  6. Gorgeous space and the windows are majestic!

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  7. O.K., I'm moving into your sunroom! There is nothing like building a house from scratch, it is so exciting watching it come together. Your home is going to be beautiful!!! xo

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  8. Sweetie Im so excited for you! The house looks amazing. Im totally in love with your windows:) I cant wait to see more photos. Have a great day
    Kisses

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  9. Isn't it so exciting/exhausting to build a home, and wow, it's going to be fabulous - the windows...I can almost feel the sun!! Just think, before long you, hubby and Baby Z will be playing in that wonderful backyard!!

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  10. how fun stacey! this must be a dream come true to build the home and decorate and style it. Congrats.

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  11. eeeeeeeeek - SOOOOOO EXCITING!!!!!!!! - so many congrats to u and the hubbers and baby z!!!!!

    *kiss kiss*
    Erika
    ~Tiptoe Butterfly~

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  12. Wow! The house looks amazing!!! You must be getting so excited! I can't wait to see more pictures.

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  13. Really happy for you! I remember those days :) We've built once (with our 1st born and it was completed when he was 18 months). More recently we have bought and updated. They are both unique and rewarding processes!! It will surely be a place of love and that's what is beautiful. XO, Kelly

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  14. Oh Stacey- it's going to be so so gorgeous. I can't wait to see it come together! xo

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  15. I'm giddy for you. I remember when our house looked like this and I was having so much fun planning how it would look in the end. Can't wait to follow along.

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  16. wow, it must be so exciting! can't wait to see the progression.

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  17. Wow Stacey, this is a serious house! Looks great already, have fun with the interior process,
    Maureen x

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  18. How exciting!! It looks like it'll be a gorgeous home :)

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  19. YAY! that's so exciting!!! the house is gorgeous! i'm so thrilled for you!!

    allister bee blog

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  20. absolutely amazing :) my family built my house too and i feel like it's such a privilege to have grown up in a brand new home! love it!

    xo
    sami

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  21. I Can't wait to see it finished!

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  22. WOW
    Is there perhaps a small room for me ;)

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  23. Your house looks magnificent! I remember what it was like building our house...very long. Couldn't wait to decorate. I'm so excited to see what it will be like when its done!

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  24. While building is super stressful, it's also so exciting!! I love the big yard...lucky you. Can't wait to see how it progresses.

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  25. Awesome! Love this! Very excited for you, pretty excited about the house, but MOST excited to see how you decorate it! Love ya, girl! Happy New Year! XX!

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  26. WOW
    is that your house?
    it's beautiful
    (and I'm sure that your amazing taste decorating it make it more beautiful)
    Happy new year Stacey!

    ♥ Marley

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  27. Stacey!!! It looks incredible and I can't even begin to imagine how fab it'll be once you're all moved in and the decorating has commenced. Congrats to you!!

    xoxo,
    Carrie

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  28. Stacey! It's lovely! I just went through the "new construction" process...it os soo much fun! Looking forward to seeing more pics!

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  29. it looks beautiful! u must be so excited :)

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  30. All of that gorgeous light!!!
    It's just beautiful Stacey!

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  31. love,love,love,your house! wonderful design...those windows! so solid...i am so excited for you.

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  32. oh yay - a new house!!!! it's been awhile since i've been able to stop by my fave blogs - including your's :( hope you had a great new years!!! so excited about this new adventure for you and the fam!!

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  33. Good gracious - you don't muck around do you? Out with the old, in with the new - all at break-neck speed! Looking fab so far - I am sure it will be drenched with fab Stacey colour once the paint cans come out. Although, I could see those windows fluttering with richly-coloured Indian silk swathes of sumptuous luminance in saffrons, tangerines and cool blues...

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous house! Looking forward to seeing more photos.

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  35. OMG.. is that your house or heaven?
    I love the design and the huge space you have.
    I bet you can't wait to finish.. just beautiful
    Lee x

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  36. Your house is a-ma-zing! LOve it!

    xoxo

    www.afashionhouseofcards.blogspot.com

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  37. Oooh, Stacey, what a dreamhouse. It looks just perfect! You must look so much forward to moving in...Have a beautiful weekend, friend!

    Kristin xo

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  38. OH STACY!!!!!!!! YIPPPEEEEEE! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU! I know the feeling! MY space is coming along so well. I bet you are just chomping at the bit! GOOD LUCK and I cannot wait to see how you are going to decorate!!!!! LOVE ANITA

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  39. Your home looks like it's going to be just gorgeous! Dying over those windows!

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  40. Oh, it's so beautiful! I couldn't be more excited for you and your family! Do keep the pictures coming...have you picked colors yet?

    Have a wonderful weekend!! xoxo

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  41. SO exciting - can't wait to see the updates. Looks like a lovely location!!

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  42. awesome. The biggest and the most wonderful material gift in the world - a house. Happy for you, Stacey

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  43. Ooooh! Look at that place! It will be LOVELY! Hurray for a yard for Baby Z too! :) I am excited to see this place as it progresses and you start putting your special touch on it. Yay!

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  44. it looks amazing! congrats!!
    can't wait to see some more.

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  45. Stacey, I am absolutely speechless. What a home, my friend! Congratulations! You did not get a house - you got a palace! I can not wait to see what you do with this stunning place.

    And what a place for little Z to create memories in.

    Happy, happy!

    Mon

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  46. Congratulations on building your new home! Thanks for sharing with us. You and your family deserve the best that life has to offer. Take care and God bless!

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  47. PRECIOUS STACY! Oh dearest, YOU MUST BE ON TOP OF THE WORLD excited! Here I am not being able to sleep deciding over what color to paint and how to arrange everything! AND YOU have an entire house to play with! GOD IS GOOD!!! BLESSINGS TO YOU and I cannot wait to see the finished results, inside and OUT!!!

    Have a terrific weekend, Anita

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  48. What a lovely house! I'm pretty sure you'd be a success at making it a beautiful home! I can't wait to see how it all turns out. Have a gorgeous weekend, Kellie xx

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  49. Ahhh, all fresh and new. Nothing like it. Seeing it in this stage I can tell it's going to be a fabulous house. Congratulations again.

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  50. So exciting! But, of course, what I'm really looking forward to is seeing how you decorate the interior. I can't even imagine how fabulous it will be.

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  51. You must be so excited about your new home Stacey, can't wait to see what colors you choose.

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  52. You arise beauteous in the horizon of the heavens
    Oh living Aten who creates life.
    When you shine forth in the Eastern horizon you fill every land with your beauty.
    You are so beautiful: you are great; gleaming and high over every land.
    Your rays embrace the lands and all you have created;
    You are Re and reach out to all your creations, and hold them for your beloved Son.
    You are afar, but your rays touch the earth;
    Men see you, but know not your ways.

    Thanks, sugar!

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  53. Hello and Happy 2011!!
    I am just back from our holiday in stunning Shoal Bay and haven't really jumped back into blogging just yet, but wanted to pop in and say 'hi'! xx

    Hope your Xmas was OK in the end. I know you spent it in your interim place, surrounded by boxes.
    Ours was quiet and relaxed - nothing major this year which was nice. Then we headed off to the holiday house and have had the most amazing ten days away. Will do a 'holiday update post' soon, but need this week to get on top of life back here first.

    Your house looks great. Love the lines and the energy in the interior pictures. Can't wait to see it unfold. Best of luck with it all! xx

    Big hugs to you and your boys!

    xx Charlotta xx

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  54. What a beautiful home! I love new homes like this and the clean slate to decorate with!

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  55. Congrats Stace!!! It is beautiful and I know it's going to be just stunning when it's all done :-)

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  56. look at all those windows!! it's going to be so beautiful!

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  57. What an amazing experience! I love to see my home being built from the ground up. Best of luck to you on this amazing project!

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  58. Congratulations and what fun. Thank you for being so generous

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  59. Congrats - this looks incredible! Can't wait to see the rest of the progress :)
    -Kait

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  60. Looks great! I feel as if I have seen you post on Gardenweb? Can't wait to follow the progress on the blog!

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