Designed for Family Living

After longingly daydreaming of being the owners of one of Lambton’s finest examples of historic Federation residences, twelve years ago Darren and Belinda became the proud owners.

Darren said “The owner at the time wanted the home to become a real family home filled with the sound of children playing, which was quite ominous as this is what it certainly has become.”

The couple at that time only had one son, to be shortly followed in quick succession by four siblings to make five. More recently over the last three years the family has permanently grown to a total of eight children as Darren and Belinda, who are foster parents, have now three siblings to care for aged from a newborn to three-years-old.

Since commencing fostering they have had more than sixteen young babies pass through their doors to be given love and tender care. The family of eight children now range in age from their eldest son of 18 years to a one-month-old infant.

The history of the house named “Cartrefle”, a welsh word meaning abode, has always interested the couple…

Story Marilyn Collins. Images Peter Proctor. Builder Proctor Building Solutions.