27 September 2010

Our new 1950's (beach) house floorplan

I'm not sure how proficient you all are in "floorplan reading" (hot tip: marry an architect!), but here's another peek at our new place (it's got a "patio"!). The bottom of the image is due North and also the front yard, while the top of the image is where the back yard is. We love, love, love her and yes, I can't wait to fill you all in on her (gradual) makeover. We'll move in just before Christmas (yeah, that should be interesting!), and the Mini Tonics are as good as booked into schools/daycare already for 2011! And PS When I win Lotto? I'm totally buying her a Togo.

Above, the beautiful backyard (those trees!), complete with two separate log cabins (hello office!) and below, the front yard. Yes, that's Mini Tonic #1 testing out the turf...

PPS Thank you all SO much for the kind words and congratulatory comments, tweets and emails. Wow. You gave me "a heart-attack of happy", as Gala would say...


  1. cute house but seeng all that greenery I just worry about those funnel spiders I hear about in Australia! All kidding aside, it would be great to have Mr. Tonic write a cheat sheet on reading blue prints for those of use who could not get into architect school. Have fun decorating! BTW the Palms Springs cover house bears a strong resemblance to Bob Hopes iconic round house on the hill in Palm Springs.

  2. Looks like heaven to me! I imagine it will hard work to extract yourself from that office! Roll on move day........KG

  3. LOVE plans - thank you for putting them up. I see the patio is almost internal - something i'm currently obsessing over. And that back garden looks like rainforest! Very AvalonyPalmBeachyUpTherey look. It's fabulous. How exciting. Hope you'll keep us all posted on how it all progresses.

  4. Oh that is childhood heaven if ever I have seen it - and so exciting about being in in time for Santa to come....


  5. Hi Louise, Your new house is gorgeous, and the log cabins in the garden.... what fun you will have with those.

  6. How wonderful Louise! It looks like it will be a delightful home!! x

  7. omg i love it! super envious! Especially of your log cabins!! You could make one an office & one a bunk room for when the mini tonics have freinds over in a few years time! Then you wont have to listen to them laughing/smashing around all night!
    sal x

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