Good Sightlines in New Home Planning

Good Sightlines in New Home Planning

In the planning process for this new home, my architect was quick to understand that hallways are important to me. He knew right away that I don’t gravitate to wide open rooms. I tend to want closed off rooms with hallways between them. Which is strange, since I have an issue with claustrophobia in very small spaces, but I guess there’s a sweet spot between the two extremes that I’m most comfortable with. And I think the reason I like…

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Thoughtful Kitchen Design in New Home Planning

Thoughtful Kitchen Design in New Home Planning

A ridiculous amount of time has passed since my last post. I’m never going to keep up with real time at this rate! But I want to document this whole process, so I’ll keep plugging away. Today’s post will focus mainly on the kitchen design, with a little bit about the breakfast room and great room. To get you up to speed in real time, as of last weekend here’s where we stand in the build. We have walls! This…

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Breaking Ground!

Breaking Ground!

I’ve had a few distractions from this blog lately, one of which is, WE’VE FINALLY BROKEN GROUND! Here it is! This is facing the front of the house. Just a hole in the ground at this point. It’s one of those things, like a baby’s first tooth, that only the parents of said baby are really interested in. But I had to pass it along. We’re actually beginning to build the house we’ve been planning for so long! It’s just…

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A New House, Part 5: Black Windows?

A New House, Part 5: Black Windows?

I know I’m in the midst of talking about floor plans, but today I need to skip ahead to a decision that I’m in the midst of making NOW, this week. Since I began this process I planned on having black windows.  I mean, they’re all over the internet, in all their contrasty glory. Why wouldn’t I want them?   They look clean and trim, and would give my very traditional Georgian house a slightly modern edge.  From the inside…

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A New House, Part 4: The Floor Plan

A New House, Part 4: The Floor Plan

It’s floor plan day! We’re finally getting to the good stuff. If you’re just tuning in, check out the Interior Inspiration, the Exterior Inspiration, and Exterior Elevations to get up to speed. Or just jump right in here, if you so desire. I have always been obsessed with floor plans. Growing up in Reston, VA in the 70’s and 80’s, while the town was still largely under construction, one of my favorite things to do was visit model homes. And there…

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