My Ideal House

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I've been thinking a lot lately about what my ideal house looks like. Sometimes I wish I could draw and sketch the images that float around in my head.  From what I can tell the house in my mind is always small and definitely cottage. I am not much of a porch person but I love shade trees with just the right amount of light peaking through the leaves.

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For the outside, I love arches, brick pathways, cobblestone, vines, window boxes, raised vegetable gardens, herb gardens, fruit trees, wrought iron gates and detached garages.

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For the inside, I love open white kitchens with shelving, stainless appliances (really cool ones like: dishwasher drawers, wine coolers, microwave drawers), scraped wide planked wood floors, white walls, simple bedrooms, my own craft room, and I would love to have a separate guest room/bath with the detached garage in order to offer my guest the ultimate privacy. I like smaller homes (under 2000 sq. ft.) with maybe an additional 200-300 sq. ft. in a guest room attached to the garage.

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What do you look for in a home? What images do you have in your head?

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~XOXO~

14 comments:

Mary said...

The images in my head are always changing!!! It's so hard to pinpoint my own style because it's constantly evolving. I love these images though!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Same here..., small and definitely a cottage!! Only I do want a large porch.

melifaif said...

Ahhh....the perfect home!!! I hope you find it...lovely images.

elizabeth said...

Well we agree on alot
except I like a bit bigger
I want enough rooms for all the
kids and future grand kids to stay
but I am with you on the kitchen
all white and stainless and wood floors

Nancy said...

Years ago, I wanted a big old Victorian; or a big old farmhouse type home. But now, my tastes go more for little bungalows and cottages. I like the first picture you showed. That little house is sweet.

Nancy

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

You speak my language....

katherinemarie said...

oh my word! Talk about lovely. My ideal house MUST have a huge MUD ROOM, detached workshop and studio AND a large wrap around porch. :):) It sure is fun to dream isn't it?!

simpledaisy said...

Love all those images!! I would say...that's pretty close to the images I have....except i'd add lots of touches of turquoise:)

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love that house at the top of your post. So charming! And that white kitchen is to die for.

Shell in your Pocket said...

OH..how I love that kitchen...so clean and fresh-

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玫友 said...

愛情是一種發明,需要不斷改良。只是,這種發明和其他發明不一樣,它沒有專利權,隨時會被人搶走。..................................................................

Anonymous said...

That house is on my street in Homewood, AL!

Destination Seaborn said...

What beautiful images! I favor lowcountry style houses...porch, ceiling fans,ferns and lovely gardens.

Julie said...

Yep, I'm right there w/you. Love cottage, shabby look. Close by the beach would be perfect to hop on our bikes & ride down the boardwalk. (I did this growing up!) Would love a wrap around porch too! A two story would work for us! We've outgrown our home! A craft room w/windows will suit me just fine too! A separate little house for mom would be perfect. I'll stop there! ha! I could go on all day! Oh yeah! Lots of trees & flowers too! =)