Does it take four years to firm up the vision of your dream house?
Yep. That’s why it’s a true dream house – I started collecting clippings immediately after our first visit to the Adirondacks. I thought, “Hmmm. We should live here. I’ll have to start looking at some rustic cabin books.” And here we are! Well on our way to the dream and our ideal house.
Wait a minute – House? Eh, maybe not so much. Dream cottage? Year-round Adirondack cabin? At any rate, I’ve been collecting magazine clippings, my own shots, and photos from friends for four years. They go in a three-ring binder, inside those neato plastic sleeves. With the addition of photos from our visit to the cabin-builders place last week, I think the vision is fairly complete.
What do we want to live in? I see a 400 or 500 square-foot low cabin. It has natural wood walls, log or planks outside, maybe cedar finishing on the inside. Three rooms – living room/kitchen combo, a bathroom, and a bedroom. We’ll have the other little cabin for a studio. The “main house” is heated by a small woodstove. The small porch overlooks our little copse of spruce trees. It’s a low building, with a wooden porch – the sort of thing that easily blends into the evergreens here. Both inside and out, it looks like it belongs.
The pics are not something I would take verbatim. They create more of an overall impression. Ah, well. Enough talk. Let’s let the photos speak for themselves.