|House rendering of how the plan would look with all phases complete...|
We already know the garage won't look like that, and
Hubby nixed the red in favor of gray.
The porch gable was lost in the shuffle of construction.
"Did you guys design it?"
On our third date (2 1/2 years after we'd met in our college dorm), Hubby was telling me that his big dream was to build a home of his own. Having always been interested in architecture, I asked what kind of home he wanted to build.
And, nonchalantly, he answered....
|Gustav Stickley's Craftsman |
Homes and Bungalows
|Sears, Roebuck Catalog |
of Houses, 1926:
Small Houses of the Twenties
|California Bungalows |
of the Twenties
|The American Foursquare|
1936 Sears Cornell Kit Home
shown on AntiqueHomeStyle.com
|First try at the kitchen... 2 standard cooktops|
and 1 long island with seating. Fridges with doors
that swing in inconvenient directions. The 2nd sink
was an attempt at an in-the-kitchen butler's pantry. Yikes.
|The table can|
39 feet if needed
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|The initial plan... See bathroom to the left, with storage area|
by back door. Full wall of shallow cabinets facing the stairs,
and tiny sewing room off desk area south of kitchen
|The result: Bath more central to living area,|
larger sewing room for kids to join me,
and my beloved pantry! A smaller desk area
in the hall left room for the fridge/freezer set.
* ♥ Happy Valentine's Day, Hubby... I love you!! ♥
Thank you for being the part of my team that makes dreams happen.