In a total shift from my usual discussion about health and wellness, I would like to bring to you...My Dreamhouse. I am a rambler girl, having learned that owning a 3 story townhouse while pregnant was a nightmare. After that experience I vowed that I would always live in a rambler, and other than a few deviations, I have stuck with that and continue to gravitate towards them. That being said, I love this floorplan by Ivory Homes. Love love love it. It's called the Portofino and it is enormous, but I could host a lot of people at one time and since we tend to frequently have people staying with us, that would be an advantage.
Click here to see the main floor.
I would have a few tweaks in mind, but I love that there would be a master bedroom and then a very large second bedroom for my mom to live in. I would switch the stairs and laundry room, and would alter where the pantry, half bath and mud room are. I see no need for that huge hallway as a waste of space.
Click here to see the basement.
This would be a walkout basement and the kids would be downstairs. I would put in two full baths and three bedrooms down there. One for each kid and then a guest bedroom. I would actually make the game room a huge office, with a door going into the storage room. That would be our homeschool room as well.
My only gripe is that there isn't a front porch, but I would probably build one onto the plan if I used an architect, and I would like a Craftsman styled house. I want a front porch swing. Someday!