New home lookalikes...

This is a long post, so perhaps grab a cuppa tea and take the time to read along with me. Here are a few photographs of homes that are similiar to the one myself and my boyfriend are building. Let me know what you think, I understand that they won't be to everyone's taste and I appreciate that. We went for a traditional Irish farmhouse style, storey and a half house. We felt that the typical dormer bungalows are somewhat out of keeping with our traditonal rural dwellings. I also decided not to go for a full two storey house as I felt it would dominate the skyline too much on our site and a lot of space goes to waste in the attic area. As our site is not very large we decided to attach the garage to the left hand side of the house, however it will look like an extra room on the house with two windows and the garge door will be to the rear. I don't like the dominating garage doors to the front facade of the building. We will also have a sun room to the right hand side of the house to make it look more symmetrical and make the most of the little sunshine we get here in Ireland. Here are a few houses which look very similiar to what ours should look like when complete.

This is quite similiar although we will have a stone porch with arch over the door and a single storey extension to each side.

This one is more like it than the last, although we will have a single storey extension to the right hand side also in the form of a sun room.  I am not that keen on the stone cladding in the image above. I am aware natural stone is expensive but I would rather use it than cladding, that is the reason I will have a natural stone porch and the rest of the house will be plastered.  

Again this house is similiar, however we will not have the garage door to the front elevation and the pitch will not be as high on the upstairs windows.

I hope you get an idea of what our home should look like now, I am aiming for a country cottage hall door in a green/blue colour with small pane of glass in the upper half. If you have any nice ideas, let me know!


  1. These are beautiful homes! They seem so fun to decorate. I would definitely go with country but probably more french country. I have always had a thing for french country!

  2. What beautiful cottages! Sounds like a dream come true to me. I, too, am a lover of French Country design!

  3. They all look really grand. look forward to more up dates as the build goes along.

  4. You have obviously put a lot of thought into the design of your new house.I bet you are getting really excited about it....I know I would be!

    Bellaboo :o)

  5. They look great - and that's a great idea about the storey and a half. I'm sure it won't look out of character. Exciting times!

  6. Your home is going to be gorgeous, I love your style! Your blog is lovely too, you have a real appreciation of the beautiful country you live in and your inspiration pictures are great, I've saved one or two..Rachaelxx

  7. Thank you all for stopping by and taking the time to read my blog. The block work on the house is progressing, it is up to ground floor window level now, my boyfriend was slightly shocked as the windows are low looking but I wanted larger windows that usual to let the light flood in. Fingers crossed it'll look ok

    All things nice...


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