Show me a house with lots of steep-pitched gables, and I’ll show you some old house love.
Condition is irrelevant.
I fall just as hard for the ones losing the battle.
I have a friend who once told me she’d really wanted her custom-built home to have lots of gables—but her husband only saw their risk: Too many intersecting angles/valleys; too many potential leaks. And so she got her cookie-cutter house.
I don’t want a cookie-cutter house.
I want a Folk Victorian Farmhouse.
- one-story (though my heart skips a beat over the two-story beauties)
- big front porch
- bay window
- 2/2 double hung windows
- corbeled chimney
- decorative woodwork
- metal roof
- plenty of gables
And I want my NEW house to look OLD – and added-on over time.
Here she is!
What do you think?
When it comes time, I’ll work directly with the carpenter to work out final trimwork details. 🙂
Until then, we’ll celebrate accomplishments and keep moving forward.
- Final elevation drawings ✓
- Soil mapping ✓
- Staking out the house ✓
- Septic permit
- Final blueprints (being printed)
- Building permit
- 911 address ✓
And for those of you who are wondering . . . we’re doing just fine, thank you, in our temporary housing. It’s amazing what we can live without.
Life is an adventure. Make the most of it!