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Thursday, October 12, 2006

Corners of My (Dream) Home(s) 1

I love architecture. In my list of possibilities it is always present.

Our Home is a dream home, in that it is ours! (I never would have thought I would own a home in L.A.) But I am always looking. Ripping pages out of magazines. Studying the Architecture section at the bookstore. We have pretty much finalized our plans for our home. Unfortunately, I have more ideas that I have house. (And I do not want a bigger house - ours is a perfect fit. Well except prehaps for a studio in the backyard. But that is another dream!) And so I dream... some more.

If I could hire an architect to turn a shed into my dream home, that architect would be Barbara Bestor. (You may have spotted her house early this year in Domino magazine. What a transformation.) I think she is genius. And, as a mom, knows how to develop an effective floorplan!

Her website is full of wonderful images. And her book. Well, a source for many of my dreams.

oh and this is cool too!

{just removed the photo i had attached to this post. you can find it, and more, here. i realized - and i don't know why i didn't think of it at the time, blame it on a head full of mush, pulled in too many directions lately, though no excuse is really ok - that although i did link it back to its source, the source itself didn't give any credit. that while this image wasn't by another blogger, it was by a photographer, and wasn't mine for the taking. while i didn't mean any harm, i "stole" the image. i am not sure where it is from. and given all the recent ongoings in our community, i should have been smarter. my bad. i hope my error reminds others of all that amanda put so eloquently...)

11 comments:

melissa f. said...

her storage solutions are beautiful. that's our next house i think...

amy h said...

Ooh, I love all this stuff, too. I've been meaning to flip through that book sometime. My sis lives in Silver Lake, and sometimes she takes pics of nearby houses -- I love checking them out.

I'd be happy to just have a house in LA, too! The market there is insane. You really have a gem.

I love my own house, but I like to look around and dream, too.

Nathan said...

thanks for the interesting post- i have never dabbled in learning a whole lot in architecture (no reason why not!) and obviously can see the wealth of inspiration.

Carol said...

oops- above comment from CAROL. Geesh, someone didn't switch back names. Sorry!

this single spark said...

My house is definitely not my dream home, which actually helps. Don't feel like I want to do much to it so not spending my life in renovations.

I saw the most beautiful book that I want to get for you, but have to check out the price first. Will let you know if you should watch your mailbox!

Kristina said...

Designer/Architect. That was what I wanted to be when I grew up. I'm with you on architecture - love ..olit and love Barbara Bestor! GREAT images....drool.....drool....sigh.....

Kristina said...

Hmmm....what's "..olit"?
I prob just meant "it"!!!!

Eva said...

I too cannot get enough of great architecture. Seeing beautiful pictures of fabulously designed homes always makes me swoon. I should have got my degree in architecture instead! My home renovating binder keeps getting bigger and bigger!

cindy said...

tracy those links are beautiful. i esp love the first wood house in her domestic section on her website. i wanted to be a architect when i was little. my dad builds houses so i get to be around structures going up vicarously through him. gorgeous links, thank you.

angelique said...

Hey! I just realized that the comments I left on your last two posts are not there. No idea why. Anyway, I love architecture two, though with a bit of a split personality, because I love living in an old house but also dream of a modern one. When J and I talk about the country place we want to have someday, it looks a lot like the pictures you've posted.

Hope your next laptop sleeve works out! Both designs are swell.

stephanie said...

i share your love of architecture and barbara bestor! thanks for the links.