Change in perspective
So, we had to open the summer pastures this week, which means climbing the big hill behind our house. You walk down the hill to the creek, cross it (always tricky when there's still so much water) and then up the big hill. Here's a picture... From Lavender's Garden
As I'm walking up this hill (and honestly, taking a break at the top) I looked down and saw our little farmhouse. From up there...it looked so charming! You couldn't see the work that needs to be done, just how cute it looks.
And while I'm sitting there, I realize...it won't look the same after my plan to add on all this space. Yes, it will be larger and more comfortable, easier for entertaining...but it won't be cute or charming.
So, I decided to scrap all my changes and go back and improve my original plan. It was a good plan, rather small for entertaining...but perfect for everyday. We can entertain outside and in the summer! LOL
Here's the plan (more or less) since I ran out of paper, for the little screened deck for the hot tub and a bit of the front pergola...but overall, this is it. By moving the vestibule forward, there's more room for the stairs and a back hall to the kitchen. It also gives us room to move the fridge behind the stairs and have a shallow pantry across from it...and much bigger windows over the sink. The island is really a work table, pushed up to the wall. The back 'porch' is more of a little 1920s sunroom with screens...and maybe a little bitty wood stove. Just enough to boil water or maybe heat up some food. From Lavender Lass farmhouse pictures
I like this table and chairs, in front of the window seat :) From Lavender Lass farmhouse pictures
Something like this would be so cute in the sunroom! From Lavender Lass farmhouse pictures
And...a detached garage off to the left, with greenhouse in front...facing southeast! Perfect for plants and close to all the gardens.
So, what do you think?