“When we first saw our Camden Park property, we knew we had to make it ours”
The story of how a young, growing family discovered Camden Park and transformed a house into the home of their dreams.
When Brooke and Drew first started looking for a house, they were expecting their first child – and reality was setting in. Along with 2 dogs, their first child was on the way and a deadline was fast approaching that couldn’t be taken lightly. After being in the Macarthur area for a few years, Brooke and Drew were living in Harrington Park when they started looking for their first family home.
“I remember one day we were heading out for a coffee into Camden, which was a pretty normal Sunday for us” recounts Drew, who works within the consumer electronics industry. “On our way into Camden, we were driving past the Camden Valley Inn and I looked across the road and thought wow, how great would it be to live in Bridgewater – so close to Camden, so quiet and just an amazing rural location – with all the benefits of a well established community” Drew recounts. But I instantly turned to my wife and said “But there’s no way we can afford to live there.”
Drew continued to tell us his story – recounting “we focused our search heavily on Harrington Park, Elderslie – even Camden – as we really wanted a modern family home. I’ve always loved the dream of a large, honestly huge home, but really love the modern look.”
“We then came across our soon to be property on Realestate.com.au – once we had literally looked at every listing between Gregory Hills and Picton – and from the first time we walked into the house – we knew it was where we would be bringing our daughter home for the first time.”
“Although it wasn’t modern, we just knew we could make it into exactly what we wanted” says an emotional Drew when he started to remember just home much of journey it was to turn this 10 year old home into a modern masterpiece.”
Brooke focused her energy into the renovation full time, while also preparing for the birth of their first child. “First was the painting, new carpet, polishing the floors, then we focused on the big projects, the modern, open planned living area with an amazing kitchen – leading onto a huge deck”
“The kitchen is my favourite area in the house” Brooke continues – “it’s got everything I’ve ever wanted, including the single biggest piece of 40MM stone available to make a huge island bench, which is the biggest I’ve ever seen. It literally took 12 people to lift it into place.”
“We spent so much time in the kitchen, it’s really the heart of our home. I’ve constantly got my 2 ovens going – dishwasher running – keeping things cool in our Fisher and Paykel multi temperature drawer, and then finally grabbing a bottle of wine out of the wine fridge, if I can remember that final step.”
“The kitchen is what everyone will remember” adds Brooke when talking about the couple’s next move. “I went way over budget, but’s it’s all worth it – every memory, every laugh and even some tears of joy came from that area. I remember watching our daughter grow, talk her first steps in the large living area, eating her first meals and occasionally some into her mouth at the island bench.”
“It is disappointing to be leaving our home” say’s Drew when talking about the couple’s next steps. “we’ve just got everything to where we wanted it to be – we even finally got the floors to the colour we had always dreamed of just last week. But, we’ve got some exciting things planned in the future and although we have a heavy heart about leaving Bridgewater Blvd, it’s always going to be a place we remember as our first family home, and as we go on to conquer the next set of dreams, challenges and opportunities – it makes me feel so happy that someone else can create some great memories and enjoy all the hard work we’ve done to make this modern executive home in Camden Park a reality”
To see Brooke and Drew’s home – click the below link to see the listing on Realestate.com.au – https://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-nsw-camden+park-133068302 or contact Luke Eagles on 0438 033 600 to arrange your personal inspection of this amazing property.