Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Stowe TaDa




Here are more pics of our to be house. Uh, isn't she a beauty. (ps, laila is writing this)

10 comments:

Nathan & Margaret said...

Andra, I can't even tell you, I am in heaven looking at your house. I love it so much. It looks like heaven. How do you not just stare at it all day every day? I really really love this house! Oh man. I can't wait till you move in. it is so wonderful!

Cindy said...

Andra, your house looks amazing. I just can't even believe how big it is!!!

abstowe said...

I can't believe how big it is either. I think I still would have put the master bedroom upstairs and cut off that "wing" of the house. It would have been less convenient, but would have cut costs! Also, I would have gone wider to have a bigger kitchen and great room. I guess this is what people mean when they say you never get it right when building a house!
I'm sure we will love living there anyway!

Cindy said...

I think it's very hard for most people to look at dimensions on a piece of paper and know how big they are--if they're big enough. I think Karen's house (mostly kitchen) is a perfect example of that. They were using a house plan of a house they really liked, but they wanted it bigger. But some of those spaces are just way big....

Or like the armoire Russ is making for me right now. (Though I don't know how to spell it!) It was supposed to be 7 feet tall and 3 feet wide--I was sure that wasn't wide enough. So I told him 3.5 feet. Well he just put the outside pieces together & called me out to see it and I said--make it 3 feet! The thing will be plenty big that way!

somestratton said...

Cindy, about sizes. a couple years ago Brent made Alisha a Cedar chest (not actually cedar) and planned out the sizes and all and when he cut out the pieces and got it roughed together it was basically the size of a coufin! NOt exactly the size he had planned on!!! IT was hilarious.

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Cindy said...

uhhh...NICE!!!

abstowe said...

I must be really tired, like always, but that is REALLY funny! I just wish he had made it and given it to her, just to see the look on her face!
"And when you are done using it as a cedar chest, we can bury you in it!"

Cindy said...

Andra, you really must be tired! We actually went to a relatives of Marilyn's husband one year on Christmas day--I think the first year we were married. This uncle ran this big construction company and thought that he & his stuff were very cool. For Christmas he had made his daughter a cedar chest, and it looked COMPLETELY like a coffin--including with a big rounded lid! We just laughed & laughed...

By the way, Andra, now that I can see good pictures of the new house I must change my mind and say it's a good thing you added a garage to the old house. Because there is still such a contrast between the new and the old--but it would have been terrible if the old house looked like it always did!! (Hope that makes sense...)

abstowe said...

Yes,
I still think it will be awfully hard for someone to buy this one, while probably wishing they could buy THAT one. But at least this one is cute now instead of looking like a saltine box.