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  • Reply Sue Jacobson March 17, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    LOVE this home! Who built it and can I buy one!?

  • Reply Anne Brenner March 18, 2015 at 11:21 am

    Colors are too jarring for me, but the rest is lovely!

  • Reply Otessa Regina Compton March 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm


  • Reply PUTTY March 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I agree with everything but the ” FRENCH FLAIR” Otessa, the white sand bar of appliances and cabinet/counter could be helped by an added bounce of color… but to each his own. In my scenario I would have a Dutch door opening on to a table height view to make the table/entryway area feel less isolated or sequestered.

  • Reply Pat Boice March 24, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    Very liveable!

  • Reply Lisa E. March 24, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    1) I don’t like the bathroom; it feels creepy; old, cold and (suggests) moldy. I’d gut the whole thing and remodel it simply and modern; fresh tiles and a beautiful shower. I’d also paint it white and a butter yellow to warm it up.
    2) I don’t know it it’s the picture angle or what, but the kitchen door looks like the refrigerator is going to conflict with the swing of the door. I think this kitchen needs a good reorganization; I’d put the sink under the right-hand window and all of the appliances on the left-hand wall below the cabinets.
    3) I don’t like the cloth covering for the bedroom closet. I’d enlarge the closet and put in a slim louvered door painted white.
    4) I don’t understand what those things are on the side of the closet; folding track doors? If so, then it seems like a low effort to meet a need. Instead, I’d put mullioned glass panels (to mimic the living room) around the interior edge of the door jam to make it smaller, coupled with mullioned French doors. The glass would preserve the open air plan but the bedroom could be closed off for a feeling of higher end privacy with curtains or drapes on the inside of the bedroom doors, especially since there are no draperies or curtains on the side window panels in the living room.
    5) The colors are jarring, but one could go with it if the yellow in the kitchen held up its end of things; by comparison to the rest of the place, the kitchen looks bland and dull. Personally, I’d work with the colors from the outside of the house: white, brown, sage green as the basic palette and then add on from there.
    6) Love the exterior looks of the house, but hate the view from the living room. Staring at a bunch of encroaching other bigger homes is disconcerting. I’d plant it out with anything that would grow in the instant climate that would resemble Cyprus trees, or anything that would sufficiently block out that whole view. Maybe even a high wood fence with the criss-cross lattice at the top and ivy or colorful bougainvillea in orange and magenta growing on it. These bougainvillea colors could then be pulled in to be used inside to tie the whole thing together.
    7) The dining area is a fizzle. Maybe put a wall hung fold out table (from Ikea) and put the two chairs against the facing wall in that nook when not in use, and I’d put a decorative clear but beveled leaded glass panel in the little window on that facing wall.
    8) Don’t like the big flower coverings on the banquette; looks very 1960’s dated. Something much more chic and a better quality fabric than a broadcloth would really pick it up, maybe in a sage green or dove grey with butter yellow brocade throw pillows.
    9) The flooring in the living room under the rug looks worn and tired (maybe it’s just the picture?) I’d sand and varnish the floor with a high gloss gym seal to give it some life and vibrancy. ***

    • Reply Linn March 26, 2015 at 3:30 am

      Wow! You left me speechless with your opinions, except for one word, chill!

      • Reply Bartak February 28, 2016 at 10:37 pm

        You’ve got some great ideas! I agree that certain aspects of this cute cottage could use some rearranging to really give it some ‘pop’. I’ve seen so many homes where the layout is just plain wrong (mine included) and I wish I had the resources to go around and re design them!

    • Reply Echo June 22, 2016 at 6:24 pm

      so you would change everything execpt the the shingles on the outside…. basically you didn’t like anything! LOL

  • Reply Don Douglass March 25, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    Where can I buy plans for this house?

  • Reply Edward Monroe March 25, 2015 at 10:28 pm

    I could live there easily.

  • Reply nancy August 6, 2015 at 10:00 pm


    Go to your room and don’t come out until you can communicate in the proper manner!

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  • Reply Diane Miether March 22, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    I think this house is great! I could live there. You know, Lisa, when you buy a house, you make it yours. It has your furniture, maybe you paint because you like different colors, or you add or take away some things to suit your own style. Perhaps you have enough money to build a house from the ground up just exactly the way you want it, and that is great. But it is really shocking to look at the different small houses shown on this site and start reading the comments and see one that totally puts down everything in the house. If you don’t like it, go on to the next one. Not necessary to put down someone else’s style. Okay?

  • Reply Luci Stoffer March 29, 2016 at 9:44 pm

    Where can I buy plans for this house? So cute.

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