House Ideas

Clippings from various books and magazines of interesting ideas for Eric and Sylvia's future house.

A wonderful, bright eating area, with nice view.I like the oriental carpets in the kitchen.

Like the compact eating boothAnother cute and sunny eating booth.

And another!Simple efficient layout with a view of the city

Clean looking area for reading.I like the translucent kitchen cabinets. Probably cheaper than wood.

Clean, simple eating area with a great view.I like the wrap-around bench on the outside wall.

A rooftop terrace--sweet!Simple room, using cinderblocks. Probably quite inexpensive.

Like the window.Like the deck outside.

Like the concept of semi-outdoor rooms.Having a door opening to a deck is like doubling the living space.

Clean, simple bedroom.Another bench seat.

And another.I like the idea of a bench just inside the front door, although it would have to have more storage than this one.

Storage underneath the bed--great idea.What a super place to grow herbs.

I like the idea of having favorite pictures up on a wall, where you can look at them every day.A very small bedroom. Doesn't seem like the under-bed storage is very accessible.

Open to an outdoor patio.I love compact cubbyhole offices like this.

I like the big wall of seating area here, plus how the kitchen is enclosed yet overlooks the living areaAnother small compact office

Like the openness to the outdoors, the window seat, casual, comfortable seatingMini staircase up to a loft

I like the slanted ceiling over the bed here, with build-ins underneathGreat view with a compact sociable living area. And window seats

Another view of the same houseDining area right next to kitchen, with built in seat. Light woods, deck outside, kitchen out of sight yet can see out

Another view of the same house

In the background you see a sunken family room. I really like the idea of a cozy get-together room on a lower level than the main house, a place where you can sit on wall-to-wall carpet and hang out.

I really like corner windows.A combination built in window seat and guest bed--what a great idea!

Corner windows, with built in window seatsWhere there's not a lot of space, this serves well as a staircase. Apparently the design is from Thomas Jefferson.

This is my favorite eating nook picture. I really like the windows on three sides, and the broad windowsills. The seats don't look that comfortable, though.I like the simple lines here, efficiently enclosing the space.

Fresh and sunny corner eating area, right next to a door allowing easy access to the outdoors. I like the close proximity to the kitchen as well. Who needs a dining room?If you can't have a great view, then having a private patio like this would be great. I think the plants would be pretty essential.

This is part of the same house. I like the french doors to the patio areaHaving an enclosed patio like this along the side of a house makes the outdoors seem a part of the house, and increases the useable space without much extra expense.

Simple, clean lines, corner windows, lots of light, and access to the outdoors are what attract me to this one.I love rooftop patios!

Like the idea of varnished plywood as flooring. Economical, simple.The idea of a skycraper in the woods is appealing...also the idea of each floor having lots of privacy.

Another charming rooftop patio.Why do I like this one? The clean lines, and also because there's muliple access points to a very simple, elegant deck area.

Some interesting prefab houses. This one was built in IcelandChile