Richard and Lia had been looking to buy a home for a while and even attended a number of open homes over twelve months but never found anything they were 100% happy with.
Every home they considered buying would have involved additional work and renovations to get it just right so building new became more appealing.
When they found their perfect larger block at Eden Park Estate and chose Martin Locke Homes to build their custom home on it, they knew their new home would suit their needs and also have a point of difference in the market.
Here is a little of what Richard and Lia had to say about their building experience with MLH.
Why did you choose Martin Locke Homes as your builder?
We were very impressed with how our questions were answered after we had been through the display home at Harris Crossing, and appreciated that we weren’t pushed into sitting down or committing to anything right away. As we did more research we also heard a lot of great feedback about MLH from previous clients, as well as trades that have worked with MLH.
How do you think you new home will impact your every day lives?
Well for starters, we live in a different city now! The design of the house has given me a dedicated office space while I work from home, but also provides the possibility for us to use the space in other ways if we decide to have kids which is good. We were able to splash out on areas that were important and trim back other areas to keep the house within our budget. A great example is the bigger outdoor area, as this is where we like to spend our time and we weren’t really able to entertain outside at our last home.
What features do you like about your home and why?
I am very happy with the colour scheme we chose; it is hard to imagine it all when looking at the samples, but it’s all come together really nicely. The higher ceilings in the main living area of the home have also come together beautifully and is the first thing everyone comments on when they walk in!
What have you found the most enjoyable about building with MLH?
The process was very easy. A lot of people told us how stressful they found building, but that certainly hasn’t been the case for us. Based on the experiences of others I was waiting for “the other shoe to drop” and for us to run into issues, or have a stressful period in the build, but it never really happened. (Despite us living down in Mackay).
Do you think the accessible/inclusive living features MLH incorporates into its designs will increase your level of comfort living in your home?
This was a big part of our decision; not only from a resale perspective given Australia’s ageing population, but also the spacious feel a lot of these features gave the home.