Friday, May 27, 2011

No Steps

Fuzzy image courtesy Southern Living.... but you get the idea.... love those transoms!

Hmm, I would love to build a sprawling low-set house sometime in my lifetime. Land availability/affordability would be the only rate limiting step.... for the sprawling bit.

Featured in 'Southern Living', I am assuming this beauty is somewhere in the northern hemisphere.... but you do see this style here in Australia, 'the early colonial homestead', particularly down south.

I love the idea of no steps. How about you? I change my mind all the time.... 2 story cottage?... sprawling low-set?

Number 53 on the 'bucket list'... build a sprawling low-set house.... with no steps :)

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19 comments:

  1. Come on over to CND, I will help you find the right plot and we could have SO much fun together!!!! xo

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  2. Off topic. Did Kentcuky Derby with a friend recently. It was on her Bucket List. Me? Horses? Not!!!

    What fun it was to absorb my friend's excitement, joy, love, energy, laughter, hugs, and we had a great picnic while waiting for traffic to wain and PEOPLE WATCH.

    Garden & Be Well, XO T

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  3. This house with no steps looks very peaceful and of course I love the white.
    Hope you are having a ball A-Me!
    xx

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  4. We just took possesion of our new house on 1.5 acres, 6000m!!! Dream come true! Although the house built in 1975 has seen better days, getting ready for a very arduous reno project. Have been madly saving pics from your blog lately as inspiration, especially a kitchen one you posted recently which I hope to recreate!

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  5. Years ago I built an extension on my little cottage...it was an upstairs bedroom with walk in robe, sort of like a loft with a pitched roof. I loved it. At first. Then I vowed to never have an upstairs room/s again. I realised that as I got older I would struggle with the stairs.
    Now I'm in a single storey place and love it to pieces.
    Lesley

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  6. One story houses are wounderfull for a lot of reasons. One would be that you can never forget everything up-stairs! But I absolutely LOVE a good looking staircase. Building a one story house myself at the moment but I would love it to have a stair case, maybe leading up to a tower which is my second most wanted thing in a house :-)
    Cheers Anette

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  8. Oh, that is more like country properties around here. We are seriously short of steps. It is gorgous, I love the shutters and the lawn path.

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  9. Oh love this house A-M quite perfect with that verandah.. Have a lovely weekend.. ciao xxx Julie

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  10. A low set house is a dream of mine. But finding the right block of land has stopped me, so far. But I'm always on the look out. And I could definitely move into this house. Currently, I'm in the process of restoring / renovating a two storey home. The plans are taking forever! Amber

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  11. I would love a low country house like this too. I love the big wide front porch and that cool roof line! I say go for it, we know you'll rock the inside and make it as gorgeous as the outside!

    Kat :)

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  12. Sounds like a plan my love, mine will be up in the back hills behind Byron Bay somewhere....

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  13. Hi Ann-Marie, that 'bucket list' is getting big isn't it...I have so much in mine and the trouble is as I get older I add stuff faster...now that I'm 50 I often wonder how many more houses I'll get to live in and decorate...hubby just shakes his head...but I reckon I've got a few in me yet...I really want to be one of those 70 year olds still pushing furniture around the living room! Robx

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  14. Love it. Saved this picture in my dream file.

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  15. Hi A-M I just moved into my Dream Home which is a sprawling low-set modern style at Samford. I moved from an early 80's house set over 3 levels, so when I had the chance to design my dream home on 5000m2 of course I opted for the long low-set with verandah along the front. Most houses in my estate are a similar design. When I see boys down the road riding their Dad's ride on mowers to visit their friends I often think of your boys. With a boy bun in the oven I can't wait to watch him grow up here with the same lifestyle, all on one level!

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  16. hey if you're handing them out I'll take one too thanks!

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  17. Lovely colours..I'm a one level kind of girl I think. We're fortunate to have that now. Although, there are so many gorgeous two level homes I wouldn't say no to! Have a lovely weekend..Rachaelxx

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  18. Catching up on blogs and this just took my breath away. OMG, I am in love with it, I want to marry it. Stashing it away in my dream house file for sure. One level is on my list, since both me and the hubby have bad joints in our families. Thanks for having awesome taste. Heidi

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  19. Hi A-M,
    I am so glad it is only number 53 on your bucket list, thought for a moment mine was a bit big and a bit full at 71, I dont feel so bad now, really think we need many life times to do and see all that we want in this one. Oh but I do love to dream and it does makes life so much richer. Count me in on this one, I think my list has just increased to 72.
    But mine would be in a no flood zone.
    Great house A-M,
    regards,
    Daryl

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