The First House








  • Julie Hall
    August 14, 2016 at 8:34 am

    Just beautiful.

  • Julie Hall
    August 14, 2016 at 8:35 am

    What a gorgeous home.

  • Matilda
    September 1, 2016 at 2:06 am

    Amazing what is your external wall Colour? Love!

    • A-M
      September 10, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Porter’s Old Stone Wall.

  • Gen
    September 22, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    Do you think Porter’s old stone wall will go well with a charcoal sprayed tiled roof and Dulux lexicon – white windows and trims? Thanks. Gen

    • A-M
      December 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      Beautifully! x

  • Anna
    January 27, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Hello, this is a stunning home.. Am I able to ask where your windows (specifically the double hung) were purchased from. Kind regards, Anna.

    • A-M
      January 29, 2017 at 7:31 am

      Woodworkers, Brisbane. xx

  • Jack
    March 13, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Hi – This is an amazing home. What kind of countertops do you have in the kitchen? And are they solid white or slightly speckled/marbled? Thanks!

  • Nayjay
    March 19, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Gorgeous! Who did the building and cabinetry?

  • Jenny
    April 21, 2017 at 7:06 am

    You have done so well that I can’t even find the kitchen uglies…dishwasher and microwave…where are they???

  • kevina
    July 21, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    I just had a glance through your house pics – it was like catching up with an old friend from years ago 🙂 Your home inspired so much of my house and I used to pour over your pics and blog constantly. That was a long time ago now and we’ve been in our home for 5 years! Time flies! Thank you for being my inspiration in the very beginning.

    • A-M
      November 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Time does fly! xx

  • Anita
    October 2, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Your house is amazing! Well done! Have you used a specific white that complements the exterior cladding of your old stone wall colour?

    • A-M
      November 3, 2017 at 6:01 pm

      Just 1/4 strength Lexicon. xx


About ‘A-M’

Happy Birthday blog! 10 years old this year!

This is where I have been musing about home design, real estate, interiors and life with my boys for a decade … before Instagram , Pinterest and Houzz existed!

I have finally started my next house build, ‘The Next House That A-M Built’, so you will find all the details about the build here.

I own and manage a boutique Real Estate agency, ‘Cape Cod Residential’, through which we stage, style and sell beautiful homes all over Brisbane, Australia. We have an unrivalled staging inventory, now warehoused in a glorious 700m2 on the south side of Brisbane. This inventory enables us 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 full life.

A-M xx

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The first 'House That A-M Built' -Home Beautiful Cover, May 2010

Archives – The house build part of this blog is over on an old Blogspot site somewhere out there in the ether!