Image Courtesy House and Garden
Hubby knows me too well. He found me sitting by my lonesome in the Great Room last night, plonked a wine in my hand and said, "keep looking forward, don't look back, think about your next kitchen, your next Great Room". He's trying to cut off the 'leaving the house gloom' at the pass.
So looking forward this morning.....a few ideas for my next place. Realistically, it's going to be a challenge to find an affordable block of land the size we have here so the back elevation will be quite different.... probably won't be able to have such a large lawn area separate to the pool area. Depending on the slope of the block, I quite like the idea of creating an 'L' shape at the back of the house, with a conservatory type room (used as a casual living area) in the tip of the 'L' (conservatory meaning, lots of window assemblies and French doors!), looking out onto the pool. Let's see which way the sun shines first before I start getting too excited about lots of windows. I like the idea of the kitchen looking out onto the outdoor eating area and pool as in the picture above (assuming their kitchen is where the photo was taken from). I would not build the top floor out over the porch area like they have done though... have to have a nice sloping roof line to look out to. I will always plan a smaller top floor area compared to lower floor area, to ensure a nice roof line and lots of eaves. That little elevation above looks perfect for an inner city block. Of course there would have to be a 'pool shack' (four posts and a roof) at the far end of the pool... that's a must.
There, that's my therapy this morning. I now have to tackle my inbox. If you have sent me an email, I promise I will reply as soon as I can. I'll start right now.
Have a great day.