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.


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.


  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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