Around 15 years ago the wife and I bought a 700 sq metre block (and an oddly shaped block at that) in a suburb called Rouse Hill which was a greenfield development around 40 minutes or so from Sydney CBD. On this block we built a huge house of the type known around Sydney as a McMansion because of it’s size and location.
We modified it to suit our needs, as far as possible, even adding a swimming pool but essentially as we changed, our needs changed. To be honest, even though we lived in the house for such a long time and despite it being to a design we chose I was never really happy in it, even though everyone else was. The result was that after several years of nagging, the wife agreed we could afford to move and I started looking for an ‘ideal home’.