Unfortunately, with many of these older houses, you sacrifice a lot of today's 'wants'. Many of these older houses have smaller rooms instead of an open concept, lower ceilings as oppose to higher ceilings, a confusing layout as oppose to an ideal layout for a family with kids.
So, it came as no surprise at all, when I stumbled on this beautifully designed home by Sally Wheat via Cote de Texas, and thought the layout was perfect especially for a family.
Okay, besides the absolutely gorgeous decor, let's look at the architectural details for a moment. You walk in and immediately can see to the back of the house! The french doors lining the back wall of the house immediately make the house feel spacious bringing lots of natural light. It is wide with tall ceilings - more than one person can stand in the entryway at a time!
See how wide and how tall the ceiling is? My dream. Immediately off to the left and right of the entry is the formal dining and living rooms. Perfect layout in my book. To see more of those rooms, please read Joni's entire post here.
Another view from the entry leading into the family room. And, for the record, I am absolutely in love with the brick flooring. Your eye is immediately drawn to the flooring and it adds so much texture and warmth!
The Family Room
A bright and airy family room lined with french doors leading off to an outdoor space. Brilliant. Great for entertaining and bringing the outdoors inside! Built in bookcases flanking the fireplace. Again tall ceilings which always makes a space feel a lot larger.
Directly behind the family room couch is the kitchen! Yeah! Perfect if you have small children because you can cook and watch your children play or watch t.v. in the family room. I like how the staircase is viewable from the family room, kitchen and even the entry hall.
And, the piece de resistance (in my book) is the eat in kitchen. How gorgeous is this kitchen? Where we are looking, it is impossible to find an eat in kitchen. It seems to get that, we'll need to go up at least 50 to 100K in price! Unbelievable!
And, you can't see it here, but the kitchen has a small hallway that links directly to the dining room which looks like it houses a bar or a butler's pantry. This home is absolutely stunning and I need to write an entirely different post to capture all the beautiful decor details. To see more of this home and to learn more about it's stunning design, go to Joni's post here.
So, this is my perfect layout for our future home! Is this too much to ask for? ;)