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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A New House, Part 3: Exterior Elevations

A New House, Part 3: Exterior Elevations

  With my inspirations in place, we began to design a house that fit within that L shaped footprint.  Architects often start with a floor plan and work outwards.  But we did the reverse.  I had a specific idea of what I wanted the exterior of the house to look like.  In so many ways the exterior dictated the room placement of the interior.  For example, I wanted light filled rooms, but my vision for the exterior involved mostly singular double…

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A New House, Part 2: Exterior Inspiration

A New House, Part 2: Exterior Inspiration

Going into this new house build, I knew I wanted a very traditional white house.  Like the most traditional, classic house I could picture.  Father of the Bride traditional.  I think this house has been in the back of my head for a long time.  Ideally I would have liked to have built it when my kids were growing up, but we don’t always get the whole dream, do we?  So I’ve adapted some aspects of the dream house to…

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A New House, Part 1: Interior Inspiration

A New House, Part 1: Interior Inspiration

Designing a house from start to finish is hard.  Really hard.  I’m not going to say it’s the hardest thing I’ve ever done, because I’ve been married almost 30 years and raised three children, but it’s certainly up there.  I’m a design obsessed person, so I’ve spent my life thinking about what I like and don’t like.  You’d think after 50+ years I would have a clear idea of what my house should look like.  The problem is, as a…

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Rhymes and Reasons

Rhymes and Reasons

  So you speak to me of sadness, and the coming of the winter.  Fear that is within you now, it seems to never end.  And the dreams that have escaped you, and the hope that you’ve forgotten.  You tell me that you need me now.  You want to be my friend.  And you wonder where we’re going.  Where’s the rhyme and where’s the reason.  And it’s you who cannot accept, it is here we must begin to seek the wisdom of the children, and…

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