Bronnie Roberts wasn’t in search of love when she purchased a reasonably cottage in North Turramurra about three years go.
However that’s precisely what she discovered, and on Friday she wed the person who offered it to her.
And in a twist you couldn’t make up – she and fiance Mark turn out to be Mr and Mrs Husband.
“In fact I can be taking his title,” she instructed the North Shore Occasions.
In actual fact their total love story is the stuff of fairytales, with lashings of serendipity.
It started when Ms Roberts began in search of a house for herself and her three youngsters.
The one mum had one other property in St Ives, the place she deliberate to do a knockdown/rebuild, however when the chance to promote got here up, she determined to purchase a longtime dwelling.
She noticed No. 41 Ellalong Rd, North Turramurra on the web and it was going to public sale that weekend.
“I had by no means set foot in it, however I had appeared on the floorplan and the images,” she mentioned. “I made a decision to purchase it.”
The day after the public sale, agent Matt Bolin, of Ray White Higher North Shore, confirmed Ms Roberts by means of the house and launched her to vendor Mark Husband.
Co-incidentally, a single dad with three youngsters, the builder owns Basic Cottages and constructed the house himself.
The pair exchanged e mail addresses in case Ms Roberts had any questions on the home, they usually parted methods with a handshake.
“For concerning the subsequent yr I emailed Mark at odd instances about the home, after which out of the blue I acquired an e mail from him to say he had by accident ordered a bulk pet food supply to my home,” she mentioned.
“We chatted for some time, he appeared like a extremely good individual however he actually didn’t appear occupied with me.”
Then Mr Husband’s mail redirection service to his new dwelling stopped, so she began accumulating his mail, and emailed him to let him know she would go away it out for him to gather.
“He got here round to get it however I didn’t realise the housekeeper had introduced all of the mail in, together with his,” Ms Roberts mentioned.
By this time they’d exchanged cellphone numbers, and a “few humorous texts later”, Mr Husband returned to select up his mail and have a promised cup of tea. By then there was a spark between the pair.
“I appreciated him and we had one other cup of tea and a little bit of chit chat,” she mentioned.
“I needed to come out and ask him if we had been going to exit – so we set a date and we went out. He’s so pretty and I used to be flat out so in love with him right away.”
Ms Roberts, who owns native magnificence enterprise Face Studio by Bronnie, mentioned they dated for about eight months earlier than deciding to maneuver in collectively.
So Mr Husband moved again to North Turramurra, and after two years collectively they determined to get married.
They tied the knot in a low-key wedding ceremony with simply them and their six youngsters.
“I’m locking this man down,” Ms Roberts joked.
“It’s just like the universe was actually yelling very loudly at each of us to actually get it collectively.
“We have now enjoyable and we’re completely satisfied and we have now a lot pleasure and laughter in our lives. I’m glad I took that leap and acquired the home three years in the past.”
As soon as they’ve their wedding ceremony executed and dusted, the couple gained’t be settling into married life at 41 Ellalong Rd for very lengthy.
Mr Husband has not too long ago offered his dwelling within the higher north shore, whereas Ms Roberts has listed her dwelling on the market.
As soon as once more Mr Bolin can be managing the sale, albeit with a special vendor this time.
He has set a information of $2.55 million for the spectacular six-bedroom dwelling, and plans to take it to public sale on September 26. Inside hours of the property hitting the market on Monday, Mr Bolin’s cellphone was operating scorching with potential patrons.
“It’s a very well-known dwelling in that space and it’s going to be extremely popular,” he mentioned
Already tried and examined by a big blended household, the house additionally has a pool with cabana, lined deck and self-contained studio on the rear of the property.
Different options embrace excessive ceilings, noticed gum hardwood flooring, ducted airconditioning, double storage with inside entry, and youngsters’ play space with cubby.
The placement is extremely wanted, near buses, Turramurra North Public College and native outlets.
Mr Bolin mentioned this was the primary property sale he had ever managed that had led to a love affair and a marriage.
“I’ve by no means heard of it earlier than, I believe that it’s a as soon as in a lifetime factor,” he mentioned.
Nonetheless, he revealed he did sense sparks between Ms Roberts and Mr Husband when he launched them the day after the public sale.
“I positively thought I noticed chemistry once they first met,” he mentioned