Remember a couple of years ago when serial guest posts about dream houses were going around the blogosphere like the wave? Mash ups where someone would catalog images of their favorite rooms to make up their dream home. Pretty much my favorite pastime ever....
I'm about to bring it back.
I have been dreaming nonstop about our , err, my dream home and the feasibility of doing something like this at age 32. I already have a grandiose and likely improbable vision of what I want in our 'finally' home but constantly wonder if this is doable in the next 5 versus the last 20.
I've talked about how we've outgrown our current cottage, sadly. In this next year, it's time to either upgrade or stay the course here, making some small changes to make this home more liveable until we can do what we really want - which is build.
I'm not so set on the interiors, shocker!, because I know my tastes will change 15 times before I ever step foot in it. What I am fixated on is the exterior.
I want, I want, I want the entire back to be windows and doors that open up to an expansive ground-level deck or courtyard.
While I think this layout is most appealing in a California Spanish ranch, I reckon I'd have to do some version of a modern farmy ranch to make this style vibe in Northern Virginia.
I lust after L and U shaped homes that lend themselves quite well to the glass-lined backside and ground-floor deck.
So many dreamy options and it's only the exterior! I could drool on my desk for days just thinking about floorplans and swinging casement doors without even scratching the surface of the other 'must haves' in this place:
// guest cottage slash mancave //
// indoor dog stable (oh yeah... that's being whiteboarded out next) //
// barn //
Clearly I've bumped my head. Must find compress.
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