There's no doubt that the new home I'm building is a contemporary design. This is the fourth house (if you count the flooded home) that I've owned and each one has been very different.
Our first home was in Doncaster East in Melbourne. It was a gorgeous clinker brink home with polished wooden floorboards and a fireplace. It had a beautiful front garden with a large maple tree and rose bushes. Josh was only a year old when we moved in and it was he used to play with me in the front garden. It was a lovely home, full of character and old world charm.
We moved back to Brisbane in 2002 to be closer to family and bought a lovely replica Queenslander in Sherwood. Even though it was a replica, it had a lovely character feel inside with all the modern conveniences. It had a large back deck overlooking the garden and a small front deck we enjoyed breakfast on at the weekends. We lived there for 7 years and is the home Josh remembers the most about. It's also the first home for our dog Bella and when we first moved out, she dug her way out and ran away. She was found miles away after 4 days, halfway between the new house and the old house. We think she was trying to get back to the only place she'd known as home.