Brian and Maureen

Brian and Maureen Behrmann believe they’ve found the ideal bush block – a 1.8ha semi-rural homesite in Avon Ridge.
The couple enjoy the peace and tranquillity that comes with bush living, and couldn’t pass up the natural setting, valley views and privacy that’s on offer at the Brigadoon estate.
“My wife is absolutely rapt with the block,” Brian revealed.
As for himself, he said he couldn’t imagine finding a better place. Along with the peace and quiet, he’s looking forward to clean air and less traffic.
“There’ll be trees all around and it’ll be very, very private,” he said. “It’s a fantastic block. This is as good as it gets.”
“I’m told by those who live up there that when it rains there’s a nice earthy smell. And in the summer there’s the smell of eucalypts. It all adds up!”
Their new Avon Ridge home will be roomy. The building envelope is almost 8,500sqm and Brian is planning to build a five-bedroom home with about 293sqm of living space.
Since he and Maureen migrated from India in the late 1960s, and bought their first house through a State Government ‘rent then buy’ plan, the couple have favoured building over buying established homes.
From Lockridge to Beechboro, Landsdale to Ellenbrook – with a stint in Melbourne thrown in – they’ve “been around the traps” as he puts it. On average, they’ve built about every five years.
Brian says building makes financial sense because there is no need for immediate maintenance and he has everything he wants.