Dad bids heart­felt good­bye to lovely home

Evening Express (City Final) - Home Life - - FAMILY LIVING - By Marie-Claire Jones

WHEN Ian Jamieson bids farewell to this home, it will be with a heavy heart. He and his wife An­gela had the prop­erty built 16 years ago as a place to have their chil­dren – Lau­ren, 15, Emma, 13, Andrew, 10, and Stu­art, 2. But Ian has been liv­ing on the land, near Drum­lithie, for a great deal longer than that. “We built this house on the same land as my par­ents’ farm,”

“Same land as par­ents’ farm”

said 42-year-old Ian, a buyer for Dee­side Tim­ber Frame. “I grew up on the farm – called Goose­cruives – and when I got mar­ried, I worked there. “We wanted to be some­where close, so build­ing on the land was ideal. The farm has since been sold on, but I have been liv­ing on this land my whole life.” Ian and 38-year An­gela, who works in Stone­haven jew­eller’s shop Ali Bali’s, have con­tin­ued to add to and im­prove their fivebed­room home over the years. Ian said: “When we started out here, it had three bed­rooms and that was am­ple for us. “Of course when you have four kids tak­ing over, it’s a dif­fer­ent story! So as we’ve needed more space over the years, we’ve ex­tended it. “Eight years ago we had the sun lounge added on and this gave us a fam­ily room with great views over the open coun­try­side. And two years ago we added two new bed­rooms and a bath­room. “The house has re­ally grown along with the fam­ily.” When it comes to in­te­rior de­sign, it is An­gela who gets the credit. Her care­ful eye has seen the house take on a peace­ful char­ac­ter, with soft caramels, beige and chocolate tones through­out the liv­ing space, while each of the chil­dren’s bed­rooms are colour­ful, to match each of their dis­tinct per­son­al­i­ties. And out­side, the huge gar­den has been ideal for fam­ily bar­be­cues – not to men­tion a great space for Sunny the Bor­der Col­lie to run around. The Jamiesons are now mov­ing into Drum­lithie, to a slightly big­ger house.

Why the Jamiesons are leav­ing with heavy hearts

FOND FAREWELL: The Jamieson fam­ily are mov­ing to a big­ger home.

SPACIOUS: The sun lounge at Cairn­moss, by Drum­lithie.

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