Thanks for all the responses and guesses! Between our blog comments and Facebook post, it was amazing to see how many people guessed House 3. I guess we are very predictable. After we saw House 1 we were convinced that was our new home. However, the next day we stopped by this duplex for a quick glance after dropping off our application for the Fairlight home and immediately fell in love. It was a hard decision because this location will likely add 10+ minutes to Matt’s commute and the interior is pretty small, but the home had too many wonderful features and fit almost all of our criteria.
We are really excited to settle into the Curl Curl community. It is just 5 minutes north of Manly and all of the amenities that bustling community has to offer, yet it feels miles away in its relaxed, small town atmosphere. It is also just minutes to the town of Freshwater, which has really captured our hearts. The calm, protected beach at Freshwater is backed by a large grassy area and playground that reminds us so much of our local Moonlight Beach back home.
There are bike paths, nature reserves, dog parks, sports fields, and numerous playgrounds all within a couple blocks of the house. Not to mention the beautiful beach, local South Curl Curl surf life saving club, and the local rock pool.
We get the keys next week and will be officially moved in by the end of July!