Hello and welcome to our blog! I'm Caroline, he's Mark, and we have four little boys - Jack, Harry, Charlie and Oscar. This blog chronicles our adventures in transforming our house into a home.
We've been residents of West End for some time now, and we love living here for many, many reasons.
We own a humble little worker's cottage in original condition (which is a rarity these days) on a small lot down near the river in a lovely, quiet suburban street. We've spent a good part of the last 4 years working with various architects and Council trying to come up with a design that is appropriate and functional.
From the very beginning, we were adamant that any addition would be respectful to the original character house. We wanted something beautiful and well-crafted and modest in size, as not to take up valuable outdoor space. And, of course, it had to fit within our budget.
When we bought the house, we only had one child - now we have four. So now the house has to accommodate six people. So how do you fit a family of six into a four-room cottage? Please join us and watch this project unfold - I'll be wanting lots of advice, especially when it comes to decorating.
We'd love to hear from you, so if there's anything you want to know, or if you just want to say hi, drop us a line.
Thanks for visiting!