OK, OK, OK.......since so many of you (thanks David and Mara) are itching to see what I'm hoping our little cottage in the woods will look like...here it is! I found this photo at http://www.houzz.com (I know there's a way to insert the link but...well, it's back to the "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie" post). If you haven't visited this site.....you should, as it's filled with incredible photos of everything and anything to do with houses! The thousands of photos are amazing eye candy and help get those creative juices flowing. Though our home will be smaller, the footprint is the same. When I saw the photo, I knew it was the look I was going for--clean lines with just the right amount of character. This home was redesigned by Thomas Saxby Architect in Walnut Grove, California. It was originally covered in stucco which has been replaced with....yes....wood shingles to bring a classic traditional style to the entire house. I know we won't be using wood shingles but I'm hoping to create a similar look with vinyl shingles on, at least, the front of the house. Cross your fingers please and stay tuned!
WELCOME! My husband and I are the parents of two grown children and grandparents of three ADORABLE grandsons. We've just retired and built our "cottage in the woods" so please idle awhile and I'll take you along for the ride!