Dream Home- Exterior

The most exciting thing about moving is finding a place that you love that fits your family.  Now, we really don't know where we are going, but we have been doing some internet drivebys of some homes in our favorite places.  We like what our house here as become, but we really want something older this time.  Here are some images from my pinterest boards Dream Home and Rooms I Love.

My dream home is a bit smaller than some... in fact, it is smaller than what we have now.  I said it.  I want a smaller home. Not that we live in a mansion.  I want less to clean.  No one really needs 3 toilets and a double vanity in their bath.  At least, not our family.  I want a house that works better, layout wise and doesn't have as much wasted space.

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Everything about a bungalow appeals to me.  I love the small, compact shape and the front porches.  I love the simple details and the built ins they normally have.  I am not a fan of some Craftsman details like Stickly Furniture or lots of oak for myself, but I do love bungalows.
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I also love classic Four Squares and farmhouses too with white wooden siding and black shutters.  It is all about proportion to me.  

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And, I also adore little weathered cedar shingled cottages.  We don't see many around here.  

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We are only looking at traditional type homes.  We would also love to find an old schoolhouse or church to convert into a great place to live. 

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 As for exterior colors, I am pretty classic.  I like white and I like grey for siding colors.  It leaves you the possibility to change your front door's color on a whim.  My little guy loves yellow. 
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And, I love green.   I do think I would love to change the color back and forth though.


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 A front porch is pretty necessary for me because I love potted plants and hanging ferns.  And, sitting outside and reading or knitting or stitching.  Or margariting. (that is drinking margaritas)

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Plus, I want a front porch that has a ceiling I can paint (ours now is vinyl and that isn't so easy) And, it will be haint blue.

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I really want a home that has some beautiful trees all around... my yard, my neighbor's yard, all down the street. I hear raking is a good workout.

Okay, I will be back soon to show you the details I would love the interior to have.



Some of the pins I repinned didn't link back correctly, so if the image is yours or you know where it came from, please let me know and I will edit it so it links correctly.

6 comments:

  1. I'm just saying...we have some cute houses in Nebraska :)

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  2. I love all those you found.....they are so cute.

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  3. 16 years ago, when we still had a 16 year old at home, we downsized to a 1920s cottage and have never regretted going small. We love the detail - mullioned windows, vintage tile fireplace, 6 inch molding, etc. If we wanted to be creative, enjoy the garden, enjoy the beach and work (which I just retired from) then we needed less upkeep.

    I hope you find your perfect home.

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  4. *sigh* I love all your inspiration homes. My dream home would have weathered wood shingles and crisp white trim. And an aqua door. ;)
    We downsized a few years ago and loved it. I'd do it again, because now we have a bedroom we don't need (and we are a family of 3 also...) I do love the roominess for now with having people over but that's mostly the lower level. I know when the time comes, we will enjoy a smaller space again too. Can't wait to see your interior wish list!

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  5. I love all the homes. That is my style also...but not my hubs. It would be so great to have a home from a school, etc.....so much history. Hainte blue is just perfect for a porch ceiling! I did see a porch ceiling on a blog lately that was made from old barn wood and the original paint had haint blue along with other woods....gorgeous! You perfect house it out there somewhere waiting for y'all to find it when it is time!

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  6. Those are perfect homes. When I saw the image 4, I remember our ancestral home and it looks like the same design.

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