Thursday, December 10, 2009

A Weird Addiction

I have this weird love - house plans.  That's right!  I LOVE to browse hundreds upon hundreds of house plans and visual what they could be!

This one would be adorable with shingle siding tucked in the woods.  With the right landscaping & interior it would be too die for adorable!  I would make some interior changes, but its pretty fabulous right now!  I think its so cottage cute!

I think that house hunting is my talent in life.  I look at a house, and I imagine what I would change - I'd make this room bigger, I'd take out this wall, I'd change this.  I'm really good with visualizing floor plans & rooms like that.  It's weird, I don't know what kind of job that is, but I should have been one!  When we built I'd pick out fixtures & paint and this and that here & there.  Jade would think I was nuts, but I had a picture in my head through every tiny detail.  My house is exactly what I imagined.  I think other people probably think I'm nuts, but they don't live in my house and never will.  If I ever were to sell (which again - never gonna happen)  I know I'd have to repaint & redecorate the entire darn place, but that's OK.  I know that.  Heck in 5 years knowing me I'll repaint every room anyway.  Our home was built for my family & our lifestyle.  It's our crazy home and it's perfect for us!.

I truly love bungalows.  That's why I built one.  This one is again too die for cute!  I think I'm drawn to the big porches & the shapes of the roofs.  This would be so cute - Maggie or Abbie build this for me to admire please.

I have built my dream home.  I will never ever build or move again in my life.  However, my two sisters Maggie & Abbie will both eventually build up in my neck of the woods "Fox Crick" as I like to call it.  Until they build, I will forever "shop" for other dream homes.  Then I'll probably start looking for my 3 year old!  Ask Maggie - she gets random e-mails from me with houses.  I hope she digs it - because I won't stop anytime soon!!

FYI - if we ever strike it rich - yeah right - I'm building 10 more houses - all different styles and interiors.  Don't tell Jade because he will truly be entirely gray with higher cholesterol if I do this & force him to carry out the work, but we are going to!  Then I'll rent them like vacation homes on our lake.  Fabulous idea - I know!


  1. Ahhh! I am the same way. I love looking at floor plans and imagining what I will make them into.
    It helps that we are actually planning on trying to sell our home and move within the next few years, because I have a good excuse for the HUNDREDS of homes and floor-plans I send Corey in email!

  2. That's hilarious Leanne - I have no excuse - I just like to look at them!

  3. Kolby is in love with that first house!

  4. I know why - it's fab! I think it'd be so cute with shingle siding instead of the vertical siding. With the right stone and landscaping - seriously too cute!

  5. I must admit, I too LOVE flipping through pages of home plans...I have a friend who is close to building their dream home and she has a ton of plans I could sit with for hours!


  6. Hi Annie -- Thanks for your nice comment on our blog. Gotta watch out for those ex's! (: Have you ever looked at any vintage houseplans? I love those -- so pretty. And tech class drawings. My favorite thing along these lines is to browse the real estate ads in foreign magazines. How much is a pound worth right now anyway? Come and visit again! xo

  7. I LOVE your idea! I always think I would prefer to something something up rather than build from scratch. I don't quite have the ability that you do and I think I'd be overwhelmed to make every decision!

  8. Thanks for all the comments everyone! Sandy - the exes always crack me up esp since my husband is so outgoing - he talks to them for seriously 30 minute intervals - it's hilarious! I do love vintage house plans - I looked for a Sears bungalow forever, but they were all too skinny & long for city lots - boo!

    Flower Patch - you could totally do it! Your home is beautiful! We actually wanted a fixer-upper, but none were available in the country in our price range - so we took the plunge. Without my handsome hubby - we'd still be in our first home - a rental trailer - ick!


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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