That fluttery feeling!

We went to Laurimar today to look at a display home from Premier Builders Group who are one of the builders I found that do period style homes.  They have 2 homes on display at Laurimar, one of them – the Delatite Cottage is part of their cottage series with “weatherboard facades”.  We walked through the other home first, and it was OK, a bit small for us and didn’t have the right feel about it, but the second was a different story.  It was really lovely and sooo well finished.  It had everything we wanted, the period look, stained glass windows, decorative woodwork, picture rails and a traditional look kitchen.  And it gave me the flutters!  I’ve only had the flutters twice before – when we walked into our current house for the first time before we bought it, and when my body decided it wanted to have a baby – and both of those worked out!.

Delatite Cottage.  Source: Premier Builder’s Group

This probably isn’t the house for us as it is double storey (far more space then we need) and will stretch our finances, but there are smaller floor plans in the same style, and the price of those should be within our reach.  Premier also have a lot more display homes out Pakenham / Narre Warren / Cranbourne way, so we will hopefully make a visit there next weekend (with a packed lunch).  There are also another 3 or 4 builders with display homes out this way that we will visit at the same time.

The really interesting thing about Premier’s designs is that they are all brick homes, but there are different facades available, including the Cottage Series which has the composite weatherboard.  Because it was so cold we didn’t go outside the house, so I hadn’t even noticed that it was brick on the sides and back until the sales consultant told us.  This means that we can choose any of Premier’s floor plans and have the cottage facade at the front.

So the possibilities are finally opening up.