Office bulletin put couple on trail of ideal property
E-mail paved the way for a couple to find their perfect property.
AT THE peak of the property boom five years ago, Dave and Kim Thow were beginning to feel that their flat hunt was hopeless. The couple were keen on a two-bedroom apartment but after viewing six, and putting in four bids, they still hadn't secured their first love nest. And then Dave received an e-mail at work that changed everything. He said: “We get bulletins sent around our work e-mails and on this particular day I got one with a link, sent by a colleague.” The link was for 129 Millside Terrace, Peterculter, and it showed Dave and Kim the potential in what lay just outside of the city. Dave, 36, a project co-ordinator for Harris Caprock, added: “We hadn't been looking out that way and at first we were a bit reluctant – but as soon as Kim saw the property she was determined to get it.” The couple had been renting in Westhill previously. While Dave had done bits and pieces of DIY in the past, they were looking for somewhere with little work to be done. So he was delighted that the Peterculter property did not need much work. The modern and spacious property was in great shape when the couple moved their belongings. “The flat was fully finished and it looked really inviting. “The way the previous owners had done the living room really made the most of the space. “The property was neutral so all it needed was a personal touch and for us to put our own stamp on it.” Dave and Kim – a 34-year-old invoicing supervisor for Wetherford – went for bright yellow in the kitchen, while they opted for a warm coffee-coloured feature wall and an ornate fireplace in the living room. They were about to paint the spare bedroom red when Kim found out that she was pregnant.
“We'd been thinking about painting it red for a while and we were set to do it in a couple of months when Kim found out about Nathan. “Instead we stuck with the neutral theme and put up a nursery border along with a shelf for all his cuddly toys.” Nathan, who is now eight months old, loves playing in the garden, which is always neat and tidy thanks to the property factors. The toddler is often taken into the town of Peterculter and to Aberdeen city centre, which is within easy reach on the buses. However it is Nathan who has inspired the couple to move. “This property is quiet and peaceful and we all really like the way of life in Peterculter,” said Dave. “If we hadn't had Nathan we wouldn’t have thought about leaving. However, we’re looking for a property with its own garden for him to play in. “We’re also looking for a place closer to Westhill to be closer to my mum and because I know from experience that it’s a great place to grow up.”
MOVING ON: Kim, Nathan and Dave Thow.
HOMELY: The Thows have added their own touch to the living room, master bedroom and kitchen in Peterculter.
DESCRIPTION: Set in a custom block of flats, this two-bedroom, top-floor apartment is in the popular suburb of Peterculter.
LOUNGE: Spacious room with a twin picture window and an attractive fireplace.
KITCHEN: Large room with a range of base and eye-level units.
BEDROOM 1: A double room with twin picture windows and a built-in wardrobe with mirrored sliding doors.
BEDROOM 2: Decorated in light neutral tones, this room, which is currently used as a child’s bedroom, has plenty of space for free-standing furniture.
BATHROOM: White three-piece suite and an electric shower fitted over the bath.
VIEWING: Contact Andersonbain on (01224) 626244.