What Kati did next – buy her sis­ter’s house

Mum loved cul-de-sac near parks

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - FAMILY LIVING - By Donna Ewen

KATI McIlwraith loved her sis­ter’s home so much – she ended up buy­ing it. Kati, 39, who is study­ing So­cial Sci­ences at Aberdeen Col­lege, said: “My sis­ter and hus­band bought this prop­erty as a new-build 13 years ago. “I’d al­ways known it was a sound house and it worked out they were look­ing to up­grade round about the time I dis­cov­ered I was preg­nant.”

“Rear gar­den is sun­trap”

Kati moved in the month be­fore she gave birth to her son Harry McLeod who is now eight. “The house ticked all the right boxes for me as it has two parks close by, and it sits at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac,” she said. “It was very im­por­tant for me to make sure Harry could play safely out­side.” As well as dec­o­rat­ing, Kati has in­stalled an at­trac­tive din­ing kitchen which is on open plan with the L-shaped lounge. The spacious kitchen has a break­fast bar area mak­ing it ideal for in­for­mal din­ing – or for when mum and son are both do­ing their home­work. The lounge is bright and airy thanks to a large pic­ture win­dow and also down­stairs there is a cloak­room in the hall with a two-piece suite. Up­stairs, there are two good-sized dou­ble bed­rooms a sin­gle room and a three-piece fam­ily bath­room. Kati’s rear gar­den is a real sun­trap and has a well used veg­etable patch. Kati is look­ing for a new home in In­verurie where Harry can carry on with his gui­tar, swim­ming, drama and judo lessons.

GOOD­BYE: Kati McIlwraith and eight-year-old son Harry.

OUT­SIDE: The rear gar­den has its own veg­etable plot.

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