The Next House That A-M Built

I’m deliberating! This poor old blog is 9 years old now, takes ages to load and has a myriad of errors upon errors behind the scenes. Do I start up a new one for the next house I am building or do I add on here and cope with this old clunker? I have had Mr WordPress look at things, other ‘Web Specialists’ tinker and take my money … what to do? Is anyone still reading this? My poor blog, it’s been so neglected.

Anyway, I just tuned in to say that things will be happening here in blog land with my next house, as well as over on Instagram at I will be sharing the building process once again … once I have demolished the old house … and coped with the online outrage of demolishing a home that could not be recycled like the last one #sigh

I promise the new house will be better than the one we have to destroy.

I will soon be back in this space after the demo!

Stay tuned!

A-M xx


This is where I muse about home design, interiors, life with my boys and other stuff that stops my heart. I own my own Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia.

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  • Bonnie schulte
    January 29, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    I still read your blog, and wondered what happened that you no longer posted, I have missed you, glad you are/will be back.

  • Lesley
    January 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I’m still here A-M. Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got planned. I’ve been following along with you on Cape Cod Residential, and can’t wait to see what happens next

  • Christine
    January 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    About time, glad to see you’re back! Can’t wait.

  • Shelley
    January 30, 2017 at 2:17 am

    Looking forward to your new home build!

  • Jasmina Pandevski
    January 30, 2017 at 7:41 am

    I’m still here AM and so looking forward to reading all about your next build.

  • Melissa
    January 30, 2017 at 10:55 am

    I am still here and am in a similar stage to you though my new house is being built on virgin land so no demo issues. We are just getting the plans finalised and will hopefully start before Easter! I will look forward to following your journey along with mine.

  • Emma Lawson
    January 30, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Hi, Dropped by here to find where to follow along for the next build… ?

  • monica
    January 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    Still here (in Boston)- a longtime reader – please keep blogging!!

  • Claire
    February 1, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Hello! Very pleased to see you are back! I have always enjoyed your blog posts – always beautiful and informative. I wondered if you had abandoned it as many other people have over time. I know instagram is so much faster, easier etc, but theres nothing like a blog post to read over the little details of projects, ideas and advice, and in your case a house build. I greatly look forward to the journey of your next house build. We will be here to applaud you and appreciate! Thank you & best regards 🙂

  • Tracey
    February 2, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Hi AM, have loved reading your blog and have missed you for Months!
    I have been wondering what has been happening and hopeing you would give an update.
    Thank you and please keep us updated on all the excitement ahead!

  • Pat Smith
    February 3, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Still here. I follow your adventures on your other sites but do enjoy more verbiage. New house looks fab. Love seeing the plans. I must say I’ve been neglecting my blog as well….press of family issues and work. But I’ve got some stuff in the hopper.

  • Jen
    February 3, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    I may or may not check your blog often (could be bordering an obsession. Ha!) I’ll be following along here, or on a new blog! Look forward to it. So glad you’ve added another post!

  • Jennifer
    February 4, 2017 at 7:15 am

    I would love you to blog your house build. As much as I love instagram, there is so much more depth to a blog post. I followed all through your last build and so looked forward to your posts

  • Andrea L.
    February 4, 2017 at 11:31 am

    So excited that you’re back blogging about the “next house”! Will be following along every step of the way! xx

    • A-M
      February 4, 2017 at 11:50 am

      You are the long distance constant in my life. ? Xx

  • Sandy M.
    February 9, 2017 at 11:07 am

    I’m very much looking forward to your new house build Blog posts, AM! 🙂

    • A-M
      February 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Any minute now!! Xx

  • Julie B.[Holland]
    February 11, 2017 at 7:40 am

    Best of luck!!

    • A-M
      February 11, 2017 at 7:57 am

      Hey Julie B! ?

  • Tam
    February 19, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    I am reading… I love your blog….. whichever you decide (to keep the old blog or get a new one) please keep us in the loop. We want to see pics of the current home you are tearing down….

    • A-M
      February 22, 2017 at 5:19 pm

      So kind. Thank you following . Will start a new one. The old one is too slow. Weighed down by 10 years of blog posts. X

  • Alison
    February 22, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Just checked your blog in the hope of a new post and there was the entry about the new build. Great to see you back. I for one missed you. I am sorry to have to agree the current blog takes so loooooong to load. Looking forward to the crazy merry-go-round of building the new house.

    • A-M
      February 22, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      So lovely to read your comment. There are so many posts. 10 years of them. Slowing everything down. Might start a new one. Move everyone over there? What do you think? X

  • JulieB.[Holland]
    April 7, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    Im still here checking in here and there. Good news about the new build.. cant wait!

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About ‘A-M’

This is where I muse about home design, real estate, interiors and life with my boys. I am starting my next house build, 'The Next House That A-M Built', and hope to have some action on site in March, 2017. While I am building I will continue to run my Real Estate agency, 'Cape Cod Residential', through which I stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia. I have an unrivalled staging inventory which enables me to present all manner of homes in their absolute best light for sale. It brings me such joy to be able to do Real Estate so differently and achieve great results for my clients. I am so grateful to be living such a creative and exciting life ... that I have created ... through blood, sweat, tears and physio appointments! A-M xx

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