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