While reading a post on Hooked on Houses this week, my mind wandered to what would be my money-no-object dream house. I can’t say I have ever seen my perfect home, but I was able to put together a photo collage of some important elements. This is an interesting exercise. I highly recommend it for those purchasing a new home or working with and architect or interior designer. In fact, the reason I have been blog absent this past week, is because I got very caught up in creating this list.
1. A gorgeous entry - I think having a space between the outdoors and the living space of a home is so important.
2. Unique and sophisticated millwork details like this stair railing
3. Great windows that provide beautiful natural light, preferably some sky lights.
4. A large master bedroom, big enough for a couple dog beds and a sitting area
5. A kitchen banquette or some sort of built in kitchen seating.
6. A separate dining room that has traditional architecture, but is a fun fusion of modern and traditional elements.
7. A few areas where unexpected nooks can be created.
8. Cool environmentally friendly landscaping - the orderly geometry is a nice touch as well.
9. A shed/outbuilding that can be used as my office
10. Built in shelving
11. A light filled master bathroom with a soaking tub.
12. A lovely fireplace
13. Sliding barn doors, preferably salvaged from a cool old building.
14. Doorways where it is appropriate to use curtains between rooms instead of doors.
15. Elements that are salvaged or recycled, giving the home a sense of history.
16. A home that blends rustic, vintage, modern and industrial.
While, my next house likely won’t have it all,it is nice to have it all on paper and organized in my brain. This type of list is invaluable to a designer (I can’t speak for real estate agents or architects, though I expect the same would be true for them).
I am toying with the idea of asking my husband to create his own list, I will share if he is willing.
So what is on your dream house list? I would love to see it either via comment or your own blog post.
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