As my hubby and I pour over house plans with one in particular,
we discovered that we definitely are not only downsizing in square footage,
but downsizing in the amount of windows and french doors.
We have French door love. What were we thinking?
Yes, what were we thinking when we installed 7 sets of french doors in this house.
We were thinking that they bring in so much light and are just beautiful.
Our house is a very open plan. With the exception of some bathrooms,
every room has a view of the back yard/golf course.
I think this is the first time you are seeing the ceiling fan in the great room.
I am not a “fan” of them, but in this room, during the winter, when the heat is on,
we need the reverse direction of the fan blades to bring down the heat that rises.
The french doors and windows are framed out with great fluted molding and headers.
We know that we want the same architectural details around each window
and door in the new house.
In the dining room there is a bank of windows (the bay area), a window to the left of them
and french doors (which are not seen here) are to the right of the bay window area.
The sunroom has 8 large windows.
We will have somewhat of a sunroom in the house that we plan to build,
that will be more of an extension of the living room. I envision a slate floor
with a fireplace in that room with one door and floor to ceiling windows.
The key word is “envision.”
In the master bedroom there are 6 windows and one french door.
The french door is to the left of the bay window area.
The french doors in the master bedroom and the dining room face each other
and lead out to the upper porch.
The guest room has a set of french doors and windows that flank them.
The french doors on this floor all lead to the lower back porch
that I call The Veranda.
In this room that we call “the Media Room” there is the same configuration of french doors
and windows as the guest room.
That configuration of french doors and windows are also in another bedroom,
in which my hubby uses as his office. No pic of his office today . . .
It actually is nice, but the door was closed . . . many conference calls on his agenda today.
Here are the french doors in my sweetie’s room that we also use as a craft room.
It just has a set of french doors with no windows flanking the doors.
The above photo of the garage is an older one. However, it shows that the
windows inside the garage are all trimmed out with a keystone at the top.
The garage has 6 windows!
Knowing my hubby the way I do, the window framing in the future garage
would be the same as if it were inside the house!
So, to recap, our home has 7 French doors and 47 windows…what were we thinking?
Building the one story, downsized home will also be less window maintenance.
I could actually clean them myself. Well, maybe some of them! 🙂
As always, a hectic week around this household.
Yesterday I traveled to my favorite garden center.
The brown building beyond the gazebo and waterfall/pond is actually a barn.
I could have spent hours there as the garden center is filled with beautiful flowers
and plants and container gardens that were abundant for Mother’s Day.
I quickly selected something for a housewarming gift and will return later to browse more.
Speaking of Mother’s Day . . . . I want to wish all you wonderful moms
out there a most beautiful Mother’s Day.
I will be visiting my mom in a couple of weeks.
If you missed my tribute to her, you can read it HERE.
There is also time to enter to win a copy of Matthew Mead’s fabulous new publication,
Have a beautiful day doing the things that fill your heart and soul with Joy!