The Odd and Fabulous

Saturday, February 8, 2014

If We Built A House - 1

This is house I'm drooling over today - NOT the place we are renting!

It's been some time since my last post.  Hubs and I sold our house and moved into a rental in November. Then Thanksgiving and Christmas happened.  I finally got the tree down.

Let me just say I do not like renting.  We left most of what we own in boxes because we don't want to box them up again when we move.  I feel like I'm living in a large storage unit.  The flow of the house doesn't work for our family either.  I could explain, but just trust me.  It's quicker.  And I can't paint ANY walls.  It's killing me!!!

I think Hubs and I have decided to look for some land here and build a house.  He has built 2 houses in his past and swore he'd never build another one.  I have never built a house and swore one day I would.  I think I'm going to win this one.  Residential architecture is what I cut my teeth on as a young designer and I think I've got this.

I asked him to start a folder on his computer and find pictures of houses that he liked.  He emailed me the next day with 10 photos he found... somewhere... and sent them to me.  His "style" is as psychotic as mine.  Not ONE house had the same architecture style.  There was Mediterranean, Adobe, Ranch (yuck), Cottage, Colonial, and Tudor.  Brick, siding, stone, stucco, and shingle.  I should be excited as I could technically pick anything and he'll like it.  Right?  Nope.  He has OPINIONS.  Just not about exterior architectural styles until I pick one.

Now, having said all that I have found the first house that I've fallen in love with and CAN NOT LIVE WITHOUT.  This house was designed by Maine Coast Cottage Company and built by Will Construction.
I found it on Houzz.  http://www.houzz.com/projects/3861/2009-Parade

"Located on a quiet side street, this 2,887-square-foot Maine Coast Cottage Co. designed home was built by John Witt with his signature details making an architecturally significant but unpretentious statement to visitors and passersby. The stone pillars at the charming porte-cochere give a sense of strength, while the curved arch at the entrance strikes an intimate note and says welcome. The home’s cottage style fits the neighborhood, just as it will fit the home’s new owners."

I must have it!!!

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