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Saturday, May 26, 2012

If I could build a house.....

As I've stated before, I love where I live, but I really have the itch to build again.  I'm always keeping my eyes peeled for the latest home listings in our area, but nothing has had that wow factor for me, that would make me want to leave my home.  We know we'll most likely stay in this area until our kids graduate from high school, which will at least be another 12-13 years.  I was really close to saying goodbye to my blog, because I don't seem to give it justice, but this morning I decided I'm going to use it as a place to collect great home plans and building ideas. My excitement seems to be mounting, as I've found a great site showcasing the exact styles of homes I'm drawn to.  The sight is Connor Homes, and their logo is, "Building the New Old Home Since 1969".  That's exactly what I want.  The "new old" home.  I love the character of old homes, but having lived in one, and now living in a new home, I have to say I really do prefer the efficiency provided by our home. In my old house, the character was gorgeous.  Great wood floors, beautiful woodwork, pretty hardware......however I couldn't hang things on the walls, because you could hear the plaster falling behind them. And since it was from the late 1930's, it was cold and drafty in the winter, which led to outrageous utility bills.  We've tried to add character to our current home, and while it's cute, there are details I wish would have included when we built here.  So now I've decided to start saving my favorite ideas, in case that great piece of dream land would happen to pop up.
Today's feature that I'm completely in love with...................

The Charlotte Prindle House.....As stated in the description,  ".....A lovely Greek revival adaptation of The Augustine Parker House...." found in their catalog.

 I could totally see this house decked out with patriotic buntings and flags in honor of this Memorial Day weekend.  Enjoy yours!

1 comment:

  1. My sentiments exactly. Love the old but need the new. Happy Memorial Day to you and yours.