Friday, April 24, 2015

Oh My Home

I love to look at old houses, their character, detail, charm, but when it comes down to living in the home, I prefer new.  I don't like things breaking down, so I appreciate the new appliances, the pretty granite countertops, the clean soft rugs that were just installed.  So, my dream home would be what I live in now - a smaller newly built house that's easy to clean, fun to decorate.

Nel's dream home would be a 19th century Victorian estate with spiral staircases and a great big library with floor to ceiling books.

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Jess would love to live in one of the craftsman cottage homes with a BIG porch and flowers in the front yard.  She admires the charm and character of these homes.

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Do tell us,
what would your dream
home be?


Dewena said...

I do love the Craftsman house! Now though, at this stage of my life, I would love a smaller, all on one floor cottage or bungalow from the 1920s. Ours is a 1920 farmhouse with 24 acres and it's time to find something smaller. I wish we could keep it as a family guest house for when all the kids are home but that R.H. and I could build a tiny house in the back of the property by the waterfall on a hill. Then we'd have the best of both worlds.

Did I mention that the kids would assume all care of the guest house and property? Oh well, if wishes were horses………...

Susie said...

Sheri, I do love older homes with a passion. All the glorious woodwork, high ceilings, grand stairs. But for this age in my live, I prefer a one story home. I do like your new home. Easy cleaning, no stairs, is a good idea. You know no matter where we live, it's love that makes a house a home. I wish all of you much love. :) You are one of my favorite blog sisters. Love you girl, susie

Anonymous said...

I guess I love all houses and it seems the style I'm living in at the present it my favorite. I love older homes but I don't like the problems that sometimes come with them. I've never had a brand new home but wouldn't mind trying one one time.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Good morning Sheri,
Is this your home at the top? It is just beautiful!
I agree with the smaller home. At my age I don't think I would have enough energy to properly take care of a really large home.. I do love the charm of the older homes, and in my heart of hearts have always wanted to live on a farm. Not now of course..
I think the style of home I love most is the English Tutor.
Thank you for sharing this great post.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

My Dream Home!!!

A little Faerie Tale Cottage. With just the number of rooms, which my husband and I, now use.

With a room, attached at the back, where he can have his Faerie Tale style work shop.

And with a small woods nearby. Which will never be developed. As well as a bubbling brook, at the back of the property. :-)

Mmmmm, what a delightful question. Thank you for asking it.

Oh and may I please visit Nel's 19th century Victorian? I'd love to climb to the top and peer out that tippy-top window. :-)


Mary Palumbo Collings said...

Your new home is lovely Sheri… I love all styles , old, new etc, etc etc… The ones in the photos are amazing and all have their own charm, I think having about four different homes would be perfect… That won't be happening ha ha, but a girl can dream…Have a wonderful weekend.

Sola Scriptura said...

We live in a new home which I like very much. It's energy efficient and nothing needs to be fixed :)

Lowcarb team member said...

Home is where the heart is. No matter what style it is YOU and the family make that a special home.

Have a good weekend.

All the best Jan

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Sheri, love that you said your dream home is what I live in now! That's the best and yours is wonderful!

Have a great weekend~


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Canyon Lake is right up the road.. I am sure that is where he spends most of his time.. I really don't know why he enjoys walking around the neighborhood, but glad he does.
I love your home!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

Oh Sheri,
Your new home is lovely, I must say that I agree with you about downsizing and new. That is just exactly what we are about to do (more news this coming week.) I adore older homes but even our current home is and continues to be such an expense to maintain. Maybe we can build a new home and make it look old!

It's me said...

Have a beautiful weekend Ria...x!

Unknown said...

Hello dear Sheri,
What a fun post! Isn't it fun to see the different tastes emerge, even within the same family? Your house looks so pretty. There is something to be said for new, clean and efficient. I'm at that stage in my life as well. I do hope you are able to join the Lifestyle LinkUp today on my blog! It goes for 4 days and you can add any previous links that showcase your life and style. Jen and I would LOVE to have your blog in the mix (and new and seasoned bloggers are invited to join and connect). Just wanted to be sure you knew about it. I tried to tag you in Facebook but not sure it went through. Have a lovely weekend and hope to see you at the Lifestyle LinkUp! xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I like the one in the bike basket! heehee! What a cute photo. And I live in my dream home...a small house with an open floor plan, right on the golf course in Florida. I feel very blessed to live here and enjoy my house. Sweet hugs, Diane


Having a house that is 60 some years old I understand what you mean about having something new. However if dreams could come true. I'd love a vintage two bedroom cottage by a lake or near the ocean. With lots of books too.

Kim said...

I would love to have a new one-story cottage (the Craftsman style is awesome!) that looks old and resides in a quaint little well-established town. I would like to walk out the door and walk right into a garden. No stairs! I'm with you, I don't like things breaking down all the time. Our 20 year old house (with tons of stairs) is trouble enough!

Susie Swanson said...

I do love your new home. It's so beautiful. I love the older homes so I probably would go with the Cottage type. Hope you have a nice weekend. Hugs, xo

Patricia said...

I love old-style houses too, but prefer clean modern finishes. So we live in a reproduction house, about 20 years old, but in the style of 100 year ago. Perfect! Happy weekend xx

NanaDiana said...

I love them all! I have lived in so many different styles of homes and have loved them all. As I am thinking about downsizing sometime in the not too distant future I am thinking Craftsman style...I

Your place is just perfect!!!! xo Diana

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I so love your prose. Your gentle shares, you powerful endings. What a GREAT PHOTO of your lovely new cottage, what is my dream home? The one I live in now, with Ruben. We both love Carmel-inspired cottages so we took this little post-war brick home and added the details. Now, it's our castle. The dream is the one you make yourself, I believe. Oh Sheri, so LOVELY!

Things and Thoughts said...

Jan is right. Home is where your heart is, your beloved ones. This is what makes it special. Your cottage is a very charming and beautiful construction, I love it!

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love my little cottage home and all I need is a white picket fence and I would love that.
Great post Sheri.

Aida said...

My dream home would be colonial style with wrap around verandah and white picket fence, on top of the hill, looking out the farm valley and sea of flowers. (Sigh)
Hope you have a good weekend dear Sheri.

Leslie said...


Victorian style homes are everywhere in the South and whenever I'm there I want one:)

We designed a more contemporary feel in our new home in that there are not as many rooms and an open floor plan. The great room is taking some getting used to.

Hope you had a nice weekend.


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Sheri,
Thank you! And thank you for noticing the little fairy in the background. I always enjoy your visits..
Enjoy your day dear friend

janice15 said...

Im with Nel and Jess im not to good with the new. I feel they are poorly made and have no heart or Vintage all the way... Happy Sunday with love Janice

Imogen said...

I agree about new houses, my dream house would be as new as possible. It would also be pink on the outside and as colourful as possible on the inside. It is really fun to dream about such things.

Susan said...

Hi Sheri...I'm with Nel. Victorian is my style.

I actually have a kind of dream home, though----a front entry Colonial, not quite 100 years old. I love this dear house.

The bungalow style is pretty, too, though.

Take care. Susan

miss b said...

I know exactly what you mean here. I often admire Victorian houses and old farmhouses but I don't like things breaking down. Your new home looks lovely and has its own charm too!

Carla from The River said...

Hi Sheri,
My dream house would be a log cabin. :-))

Rue said...

The one I'm in ;)

I had a new house once and after it was 10 years old it was falling apart... no more new for me! lol