Windows and plumbing are in!

Bricks and the houseWith our friend Kate out from San Francisco this week, we got an early jump on the weekend and decided to make a trip out to Stonecutters Ridge to show her around and see the progress on the house. We were pleasantly surprised to see that the roof had been finished being framed, and the windows that were leaning up against the fence last week, were now in place. We timed our trip perfectly, as we arrived just as the bricky showed up to drop off some tools and have a look around the house, before he starts the brickwork next week!

Pulling up to the house, the first thing we noticed was that the front veranda was completed and ready for the brick pillars to be installed around the metal supports. The house now looks like the Liberty should look barring, well, everything else. It’s easy to start envisioning how the house is sitting on the land and how we can landscape and hardscape around it. Alongside the house were the numerous pallets of bricks, ready for next week. Here’s hoping the forecasted rain holds out (or misses Stonecutters Ridge entirely).

The plumbing has been installed too. Drain pipes and both the water and recycled water lines have been run to the appropriate spots, and the frames have gone in for the bathtubs to sit in. Megan was, of course, very excited about this.

Around the neighbourhood, the Hillview Release was posted, and set to go on sale this weekend. A selection of lots at the south side of the development, near the park are described as, at least by the sales office, as having “sweeping views with a glimpse of the golfcourse”. While they may have sweeping views, the lots are on the smallish side, and relatively narrow. It’ll be interesting to see what sort of homes go up in that area of the neighbourhood.

So, without any further delay, here’s a few photos from our trip out to the house yesterday.

About Stefan
Stefan is the regular writer for Megan & Stefan, and hails originally from San Diego, California. A resident of Australia since 2007, he write about his experiences living abroad, his love of photography, and documenting the process of building a house here in this sunburnt country he calls home. Feel free to drop him a line - he's always up for a chat.


  1. Kriss says:

    This is incredible. How exciting!

    The roof should mean they can work on many things, in almost any weather. I was shocked at how fast our house went from this state to very house-like.

    You will have your completed house in no time. I know, easy for me to say, but you are getting there!


  2. maja says:

    Yea! Looks fantastic!

  3. Stefan says:

    Thanks Kriss, Maja. It’s exciting to get to even this stage, and a bit surreal looking back on the issues and delays even getting started. Bring on the roof – it’s getting wet around here!

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