Greetings Saved By Suzy Readers! A big thank you to Suzy for having me here today. I was SO excited when Suzy was looking for guests to post about their Dream Home. My mind was racing with all of the features of a home that I would LOVE to have some day - both exterior and interior features. This post really got me thinking back to when I was a young girl, riding in the back of the car gazing at the same houses day after day to and from school and activities. A girl can still dream, right? I had to narrow my list down tremendously because who doesn't have a laundry list of dream items for a dream home?!
Let's start with the exterior of my DREAM HOME...I've always wanted a portico. I just think they are such a nice architectural feature that really frames the front entry to a home. I have always been drawn to older homes made of stone or brick. I love the character in an older home. These are a few photos in a neighborhood not far from where I work. I would take one of these homes in a heartbeat.
I love the front door and portico on this one. It's fun to imagine what the interior looks like and what the layout is like inside.
I'm realizing now that these three houses look very similar, but I guess that means I am drawn to a specific style of exterior. This one is my favorite. I love the color that the window boxes add to the exterior. I love the front of the house and the framework around the door. I didn't get a good shot of it but there is a nice balcony off of the top floor that you can see a little bit of in this picture at the top right.
Going inside my DREAM HOME...I've always wanted a beautiful fireplace and mantel. Throw in some built-ins and I would never leave the house. I'd curl up with a good book or magazine and a cup of coffee and relax in front of the fire.
Better Homes and Gardens
LonnyThis image from Lonny is a completely different look, but I still love how much interest the fireplace brings to the room.
Elle DecorThis fireplace blew me away. This is in Courtney Cox's Malibu home. That's the ocean out those windows. Yep, I could handle that. Another feature that I would have to have in my dream home would be a coffee bar/station. I'm a borderline coffee nut and it's now a part of my morning ritual, so why not incorporate into my dream home? And of course, Martha, does it like no other. Please take a look at my future coffee bar.