Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Corner View - Stunning Architecture

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This is my dream house.  It's bigger than I would ever need, but doesn't it have great bones?  (And I've always wanted a courtyard!)

It's in a great location - about two blocks from the center of the section of town known as "Little Saigon" and, thus, within walking distance of a myriad of Asian restaurants and a fabulous Asian market.  It is also within walking distance of several lakeside parks and the Vajrapani Buddhist Center, where I take meditation classes.

As you can see, it is in serious disrepair.  However, there is a ladder and a shop vacuum in the courtyard area and there are now cars in the driveway when I go past on Sundays.  I hope that this is evidence that someone is renovating the place.








If it were mine, I would install flower boxes, add a picket fence with jasmine, put some climbing roses on the walls... well, maybe you get the idea from my bad artwork below...






16 comments:

  1. is there such a thing as a house bigger than one would ever need? i dream huge house dreams!

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    1. It depends on who has to clean it :-)

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  2. I can see why it appeals to you. So much character. In the right hands it could be outstanding.
    Having a dream house keeps a spark alive in us, don't you think?! I featured my dream house briefly as well as other homes.

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  3. It's really an amazing house... coming from a fairy tale. Nice choice.

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  4. Oh my...this is really beautiful! I can totally understand why it's your dream house! Hope it will be renovated soon.

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  5. It's magical! I want to live there!

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    1. When I win the lottery, I'll fix it up and then host a party for the corner viewers. I think there are enough rooms for everyone to stay and be comfortable.

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  6. I just love this house. I see why it's your dream house. I think it would a fun CV topic :)

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  7. Oh, this is a beautiful house indeed! I, too, hope someone has committed to bringing her back to life.
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  8. this is fairy tale! AND close to asian restaurants... that's it - it's settled you're moving in! Just knock on their door and inform the residents that they'll just have to move out because your reeeeeaaaallly want their house! :) oh and the diagram is fantastic! I'm totally seeing it :) true the house is begging for some climbing roses... and maybe a little vegetable garden too....

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    1. Definitely! In my mind, I see raised beds in the front and side yards. (It has a very small backyard and a pool.)

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  9. Its so nice to feel your love for the house, it is dreamy and I can imagine you there, walking to your meditation and enjoying Asian foods! I would like to visit and meditate on the wonderful lawn beneath those glorious trees, if you wouldnt mind!!
    Happy dreams and happy days!!

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  11. I understand what you feel :) This is really lovely. You're right, some flowers and more, and the place would be even more perfect! Haha!

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  12. in a word... stunning!
    i love to find barn life, or cloister life; anyway history as such, in a country where architecture is so different to ours. i can imagine you love the sight of it, and let's hope they do it up good and proper and set the place to life again..!

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