Another good weekend.
After meeting with our site supervisor on Friday, and seeing the start of our guttering installation, we opted for a quick trip back out to Stonecutters Ridge, as we were out running errands already. A relatively quick, and unassuming trip, turned into a rather interesting day!
We arrived on site to see the guttering and fascia installed – at least on the frame for the house itself. The roof for the outdoor room and the garage has yet to be started, but with the scaffolding up, there’s really no way they could install it anyways. While visiting, a tradesman showed up and fixed the batons that I had earmarked for the inspection. It was probably a quick 30 minutes of work and while it only addressed the issues with the roof frame, it was good to see a proactive approach from Metricon to make sure everything was as it should be in preparation for the roof to be installed next week.
After wandering around for a bit, another car pulled up and we were able to meet another one of our future Stonecutters Ridge neighbours. Building just down the road, our neighbours have opted to build the very same model and facade as we have (the Liberty 42 Plantation facade). We took the chance to talk a bit of shop and discuss the different options we’ve chosen. One of the reasons we chose the Liberty and the Plantation facade was because of the open plan, plantation style living it provided. When first inspecting the Liberty at Metricon’s display centre in The Ponds, we knew this would fit in with our goal of having a tropical, plantation style home. It looks like we hit the mark with the Liberty. Our neighbours had recently moved to Australia from Fiji, and wanted to incorporate a bit of home with their first Australian house.
For us, it wasn’t so much Fiji, as Hawai’i, but both have a very rich Polynesian culture. Hawai’i, as mentioned previous, is a very important part of the world for Megan and I. Not only was it the first trip Megan and I took as a couple, but we also got engaged and subsequently married there. Pair that with the lifestyle and outlook on life that Hawaiians pride themselves on, and it’s no wonder why we try to embrace this.
Soon after our newest neighbours left, and our pictures for the day had been taken, yet another car pulled up. Yet again, it was another home builder from Stonecutters Ridge and amazingly – another Libery 42 builder!
To date, we had not met anyone else building the Liberty 42 (let alone the Plantation facade). Today, we met two – both building at Stonecutters ridge! Once again, we talked a bit of shop, spoke about golf, and again became excited about what Stonecutters Ridge will become. I can’t say enough about the good people we’re meeting who are building out our way. By way of this website, and the chance encounters while out visiting the house, everyone we’ve met has been extremely nice and like minded to Megan and I.
Getting know our neighbours – even before we move in, has reassured us, that we’ve chosen the right place to live. It’s a fantastic feeling.