Sunday, June 24, 2012

Maybe we're building a house.

We just might be building a house, which is crazy, right?*  Building a house was actually never on my life list, but I've been looking at plans, and now I can't decided if I'm more nervous or excited.  Or more both.  :)

But if we are building a house, then maybe it'll look like this:
Or maybe like this (which is nearly identical to a house I loved in my old South Bend neighborhood):
Or maybe like this: (but without those arched windows.  I dislike the formality of arched windows.)
Because I like both colonials and Cape Cods.  (Actually, and Craftsmans, too.  And I was really hoping we could pick up a great 70's style ranch with a daylight basement, but I don't think I want to build one of those.)  Except I think I want my house to have grey siding, white trim, and a yellow door, like this:

So, if you have helpful advice or pleasant encouragement, please share.  If you have information that is only likely to increase my anxiety and decrease my excitement, please don't share.  My stomach is jumpy enough already over this.

*Meaning, we've put in an offer on a lot and it has been accepted.  I think it's almost inevitable.

10 comments:

cowbell kelly said...

Just from the pictures that yellow house is charming and I love the yellow with the gray.

Rachel said...

Congratulations! And I love the style of the second house. Good luck!

Logan said...

Just try to enjoy the process without any stress! You've got great taste. I like all the houses, and I think the gray, yellow, and white looks awesome. I think I'd rank them: 1st house, 3rd house, then middle house...but they are all amazing. Have fun!

adventure knitter said...

Wow! Those are all gorgeous houses! Good luck with all that!!

Elizabeth R said...

I love two story houses with gray siding and white trim (oh wait, that is the kind of house I have :))! Have fun picking out all the colors and styles of everything, you'll do great!

Jeff and Larissa said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited! We need to get on the phone and talk about house stuff. I have been an absolute control freak with our house, but Jeff and I are having so much fun! I'm sure it will be amazing, knowing you. You know I'm partial to the cape cod, but I love colonials too. Whatever you do, you'll style it just right. Lets talk soon!

dockters said...

How exciting, Emilee!!! It sounds so fun and so overwhelming at the same time!
I just love that yellow door with the gray. Can't wait to see what you choose.
My SIL just finished building a house and she used houzz.com A LOT for help with color ideas, etc.

Whatever you choose, post pictures and updates so that those of us still in residency can live through you!!

dtravelbug said...

Why be jumpy? I think it would be fanTAStic to build! And of course the gray and yellow is so you :) Have fun. No stressing. Just fun.

Steph said...

CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS . . . and that is all I am sayin', btw, the houses photos you posted are beautiful, you will make it your own, it will be perfect for the Wells family, enjoy the process, how fun!

brittani c. said...

I agree with Lindsay...all the rest of us in residency will vicariously live through you as you are building your home. What exciting news! I hope you have fun in the process. Congrats!