Living in ‘the Burbs’ in Melbourne –
There is something incredibly warming and grounding about living in ‘the burbs’; Living in the outer Eastern suburbs of Melbourne ourselves we speak from experience.
After 20 years of inner city living which entailed p.t hopping, disposable income spending, gig gigging, hangover nursing, breakfast jaunting, and back street ninja driving, we had a child and became a statistic of first home buyers disillusioned with unaffordable inner city home prices. Blah blah blah, you know the story, we ALL know the story.
Having come from share houses and 1 or 2 (if we were lucky) bedroom apartments in bustling transient Melbourne hubs we were drawn to the ideal of space, the smell of fresh cut lawn, the whirr of lawn mowers on a weekend, damn it mowing that lawn ourselves, chickens, fresh eggs, space, did I mention space. So we hunted us down a run down, fixer upper in the outer eastern very leafy suburb of Heathmont, an up and coming area with good schools and only 20 minutes on the freeway to Fitzroy! I mean it took me 30 minutes on a good day to get from St Kilda to Fitzroy.
We have been in our suburban oasis for 3 years now, the house is almost done and it is not even close to resembling the ramshackle hot mess it was before. It is a cute little weatherboard, styled to within an inch of its life and the yard is filled with rustic, raw, organic and recycled play stuff, including a cubby house of course for our family to enjoy all year round.
Our client’s home in Mitcham, Melbourne
Visiting so many of our client’s homes and being able to share our experiences of children and living is a blessing and we certainly shared those stories with Rosie whom we built this cubby house for.
Rosie’s story is ours, 2 young boys Otis and Felix (so cute), lived in town, moved out after kids to an affordable area, take on a project house and make it your own, and Rosie has done exactly that.
Her gorgeous weatherboard, whilst still a work in progress already looks stunning. Gorgeous dark grey paint with white trim, white painted timber floors, big bi fold doors opening out to a decking in the sun and overlooking the yard which the boys play in. Being in her space brought an immediate sense of the warmth and quiet and nostalgia of the burbs. I love this space.
Rosie has a same appreciation for the rustic and raw aesthetic that we adore and so when choosing her cubby house she was SOOOO excited to finally find our business. She has chosen aMidi Cubby House with the stable door upgrade 2 sandpits and lids an awning with black and white stripe fabric, a few decking panels and some painted black and white bunting to tie the scene together. We also made her a custom storage box with lid for inside the cubby house (not yet listed on the site). We also provide picnic tables and will list these shortly on the website.
Rosie has then styled the area herself with these cool chairs from Ikea and brought in a few bricks to level out the ground. We think it looks ace! Rosie is unsure if she wants to paint to cubby, but I totally think she needs to leave it raw, it is my favourite.
We had a gorgeous time hanging out in this space with Rosie, Otis, Felix and Molly the dog for a recent photo shoot for the Weekly Review. Thank you so much for opening your home to us.
When the sun is shining, the kids are playing nicely and the lawn is freshly mowed there is no better place to be than in your own space in the burbs!
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