First home buyers Lesley and Michael Donnelly are proud to call The Village Green their new home. We had a chat to Lesley about why their family bought here, what they're planning and what they love most about their new address!
How long had you been looking before you purchased at The Village Green?
It all happened pretty quickly! We went to look at some show homes in January on a lazy Sunday afternoon and before we knew it we found the one we have fallen in love with.
What is your favourite aspect of the Village Green’s Aldinga location?
It really has that village feel to it. Yet it is so close to everything. We can get to the Southern Expressway and into the city quickly or park at Seaford and get the train. We are only 10 minutes from Mclaren Vale and an abundance of beautiful wineries. The township itself has a lovely village feel and Homegrain Bakery, Rosey's and Miss Gladys being so close makes me very happy!
Why did you choose to buy land and build rather than buy and purchase an established home?
We had always ruled out building but the temptation of having a home exactly the way we wanted it was a great selling point for us. After renting for 5 years we could finally have a home that was truly 'us'.
Tell us about the home you’re building and what parts excite you the most?
We are building a house through Simonds Homes. It literally took our breath away when we walked into the show house. We love entertaining and this is an entertainers delight with high ceilings and 6 patio doors opening out onto a large outdoor space. A butlers pantry for hiding those dishes when you've got guests around is a bonus too!
How did you find the purchasing process?
As first time buyers we have definitely learned a lot and I would recommend that people ask questions about everything, as there is a lot to learn.
What are you looking forward to most about life in your new Village Green home?
We already know a few of our new neighbours and I'm looking forward to seeing them all as the construction of our homes progress and we really start feeling that sense of community. Also, having rented for so long, I can't wait to get that paint brush out!
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