February 26th 2013

shed a little light

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Potting sheds. Carriage houses. Pigeonniers. Thunder Houses. These little architectural gems exude such charm, hold such romance and whisper greatly.
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I think its because they need so little program; their uncomplicated jobs are simple and intelligible. Standing as the quiet witnesses of the property, they offer shelter to the humble. A refuge to yard tools, a roof to the automobile, harborage to birds or an umbrella in the storm, these outbuildings hold safe the accessory members of the estate. I think that’s why they’re so fun to design. They come to us, free of burden, bearing no great requirements. No complicated programs. No code issues. No kitchen triangles. Like a child, they ask only for simple things. Walls. A roof. Sanctuary. A bit of window might be nice. Simply they sit but nobly they stand, the curios of the premises.

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The winner of last week’s giveaway is Sherri Robinson. Congratulations! Your autographed copy of The Home Within Us is on its way.  Thanks to all who stopped by to enter.

2 comments

  1. Susan S says:

    The first image—and you may balk at this description—brings to mind an adult treehouse. Ah, a favorite aerie!

  2. vps says:

    Your blog is amazing. You write about very interesting things. Thanks for all your tips and information.

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