Inspiration

Roof pitch on an A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Dormer

Roof pitch on an A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Dormer

This A-frame house is in our neighborhood. If this feels like a re-run, I wrote a short post about this last year.  But we were on a different road and realized we can see the back of it here. So this blog post is more […]

Bright Red Island Kitchen

Bright Red Island Kitchen

This great kitchen is in a house that is for sale on the Shetland Island of Unst. When you think of living on an island, you probably think of tropical beaches. That’s not the Shetland Islands. I started following the Shetland News on Facebook when […]

Kakelugn – Swedish Tiled Stoves

Kakelugn – Swedish Tiled Stoves

We still haven’t put the fireplaces into the new house. I looked to see whether it would be possible to have a kakelugn.  Can I get a Swedish tiled stove here in the United States? How much do Kakelugn cost? I found prices on three. […]

Want to live on the Shetland Islands? Here’s your chance!

Want to live on the Shetland Islands? Here’s your chance!

When I read the Shetland Island mysteries by Ann Cleeves, I subscribed to the Shetland newspaper on Facebook. This “Land with planning permission” just showed up in Lerwick. It’s not far from where Jimmy Perez lives. The property is reached from Harbour Street. Here’s the […]

Shed Roof Over the Window on a Farmhouse Style House

Shed Roof Over the Window on a Farmhouse Style House

I love a lot of things about this house on Hilton Head Island. It has a lot of Craftsman style features, but with the white siding and metal roof details, it has a Modern Farmhouse feel to it, at least to me. The house is […]

Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob

Inspiration: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Kentuck Knob

Kentuck Knob, or the Hagan House is a National Historic Landmark. It was designed by the architect Frank Lloyd Wright. It is at 723 Kentuck Road, Chalk Hill, Pennsylvania, about four miles south of Fallingwater, probably Wright’s most famous house. My cousin just visited Kentuck […]

A-Frame House on the Beach

A-Frame House on the Beach

We saw this A-Frame driving down A1A and I just had to share it. This is the view from A1A. See the sidewalk in front of the house?   There are little windows poking out of the roof on both sides. The house is right […]

Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

Farmhouse Kitchen Inspiration

While I was waiting for something else at Lowes, they were finishing set up this kitchen model. The kitchen has milk paint green countertops. The white tile backsplash has a slightly darker green accent. The cabinets have a low shine. They have beadboard doors and […]

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

A-Frame with Bump-out Shed Roof Addition

This modified A-frame house is near our new house. The house itself is only 26-feet wide. It was built in 1978. The deck wraps around the front and side of the house. It is big enough to put a table and chairs on and use […]

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

Foam & Fabrics Outlet

I always seem to end up at Foam & Fabrics Outlet unintentionally. I was on the way back from another appointment when my phone alerted me that HQ was about to start.