7.24.2009

THE HOUSE IN MY HEAD

Le husband has designed and built dozens of custom homes and we have built a few homes for ourselves along the way. We both believe that it is important to build within the vernacular. Our first house together in Santa Fe, New Mexico, was in the Pueblo style. The following houses there were designed as Modern Hacienda abodes. The house we are currently working on is in a Mediterranean climate and warrants a design to match. This is a house that will be years in the making as we are only able to go there in between our other work. There isn't a deadline or even a timeline. A constant slide shows goes round in my head about how I want this house to look. An entry courtyard with a stone wall and fountain.....................................
Elegant but simple rooms. A table made from local cypress and linen covered chairs............
This range in the kitchen........................dream on, dream on....................
Monochromatic inside..............................................................
Layers of color outside...............with iron gates leading to gardens............................................................
Filled with lavender, santolina, rosemary and wild roses..............................................
Olive trees..............................................................

Limestone walls and steps lined with blue marguerite and pittosporums..............................
And grape vines.......................................................................................
The grape vines, lavender, rosemary, stone walls and olive tree are already there .... the casa - a work-in-progress.........................
but someday.............................................it will look like the house in my head..........................
Photographs: Maisons Cote Sud

8 comments:

  1. ...And it will bve STUNNING. Time (like a good bottle of red)Time will help that perfection.

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  2. I like the way you dream, Ry. Such beautiful photos. Your home will be gorgeous!

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  3. I am a clairvoyant..did you know that?:)
    I see your home looking like that:) I know your wishes will come true.
    It's perfect.

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  4. That is such a breathtaking home...I know patience is good, but o-o-oh I'd want that now!

    A very belated Happy Birthday to you and Jim!! Also, Happy Anniversary to the both of you. Your trip next year sounds so very romantic.

    You have a blessed life!

    Diane

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  5. If you can dream it clearly enough Ry... it will surely happen !

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  6. My head has the same house in it!!!!!


    stop on over....you'll find visual treats

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  7. Cara Ry,

    Lucky you! Making dreams come true is what life is about. Stunning photo. Please keep us up-dated. Can't wait to see more. Bacione, Ingrid in Umbria

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  8. All of your pictures are gorgeous!!!

    If you get a chance, come by my Blog for a visit and say hi!
    Have a great weekend,
    Aimee

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