My husband and I have been seriously talking about building a house further back on the property! It was our plan to build 3 years after finishing the barn... well we have now been in the barn for 10 years! In reality, we are just in the "talking about it" stage since so much would have to be done before the actual ground breaking.. like electricity has to be run back there and a new well would have to be dug.. and there is the issue of a driveway in case of torrential rain (although at this time of drought, that seems unimaginable!) Not only all of that, but we would have to hire an architect and a builder. Wow - that is a LOT to think about!
Anyway, once we started talking about it, I could not help myself. I started to dig out my old 'wish book'.. a notebook where I kept every single inspirational picture and idea I found, either in magazines or on the Internet. Here, I will give you a peek:
This is my very favorite house design. Now, while I do not particularly like the multi medium of so many exterior surfaces,(I want a French Country look of white/grey stone with either grey or black accents) and I do not care for the specific way the interior is laid out.. BUT - I absolutely LOVE the exterior plan. It looks a lot bigger than it is in the picture. It is not small.. but not a mega house either. I want more detail than size and I want to be able to close the entire upstairs off if our family is not visiting with us... but when they are here, I want them to feel totally relaxed and comfortable!