They definitely have an eye for the beautiful. Congratulations! I drive through the area they live a couple of times per month. It is quite dry. A friend built a home on similar land though his was about a quarter mile from a hot springs. He spent thousands on a well and the water has a high mineral content so it's not that safe to drink - they have to bring water in from outside anyway. The mineral content also corrodes the metal fixtures and tile. It's kind of a difficult place to live. Extremely intense winters with blizzards that are killers. I personally figure that if you are going through the trouble of building a home - would it hurt to add another 100 feet of flooring? It's good for the soul to have a place to pace :)
Christopher & Merete's Truly Tiny
Home on the Range House Tour
|7/17/12 1:18 PM|
Brilliant - just love so many of the thoughtful touches - clean, giving all the wood and wire, light and lines room/space to speak for themselves. However, I think the spacing of furniture in the living area lacks (do I dare say... Feng Shui) - Jamming a couch right up against the wall with a leather arm chair jammed up against this same couch chokes out the movement of the eye and kills the spirit of the room - it also wouldn't hurt to add a few touches of... something -- color, furniture, plants, books - whatever. I wish I had his talent in building and designing furniture and lamps! Wowo!
Sean & Sara's Minimal Americana House Tour
|5/15/12 1:57 PM|
I like the clean look because it is still worn and lived in. I think a lot of people that try to give this antique, clean and modern look to their homes, go overboard and it looks too cold and neat. This home is warmer than most I've seen. It's very beautiful and I adore this style but I'd go for a little more color, even just a few more accents of color or quirky pops here and there. But hey - that fire was a little close to the house, no??;-) That wouldn't happen in the states... love that about Europe.
Cecilia Roope's Hilltop Home House Tour | Apartment Therapy New York
|7/20/10 12:43 AM|