"What is the goal? A house that is like the life that goes with it, a house that gives us beauty as we understand it - and beauty of a nobler kind that we may grow to understand." ~ Elsie de Wolfe
I am quite passionate about home design. My dream house is an eco-friendly cross between a cottage and the Bennet home in the 2005 Pride & Prejudice. I want a house lovely enough to hold the life in it: simple, elegant, and modest, authentic and slow and uncluttered. I want a house filled with strength and dignity and grace, love and laughter, good books and music, lots of natural light, open windows and flowers and food fresh from the garden.
1860 sf passive solar straw-bale house plan - I am loving how those two middle bedrooms can be turned into a large, light-filled office/library or yoga/t’ai chi space. There are some wonderful plans on this site.