Saturday, 13 August 2011

Our American Home

Would you like to see where we're living while we're in America? :)

(I hope you said yes, because I'm going to show you anyway!!)

Here's a view of the front:

 (Love the basketball hoop on the driveway! That really says 'America' to me!)

The front door opens directly into the living room:


And from there you can walk through into the dining room (which I've made into my craft area while we're here):


And then on into the kitchen, with its huge American fridge:


Behind it is a utility room, and at the other end is a breakfast area:


Back through the dining room we can join the corridor that links the remaining rooms.


If we turn right we find the master bedroom:

 (In the background on the right you can see my walk-in wardrobe - The Doctor has his own in the opposite corner! You can also see doors that lead out into the garden area.)

This bedroom has an en suite bathroom with his 'n' hers washbasins and a *huge* shower:


Back into the corridor and down to the end, we find the children's bedroom, which The Tomboy has moved into:


Next to it is another bathroom, which she shares with The Boy.


He sleeps in the third bedroom/office, which is opposite the master bedroom and also has a door through to the living room.


So that's how the inside fits together! Now let's peek outside, shall we? :)

We can go through the utility room, through the master bedroom, or through the gate at the top of the driveway. All three bring us to the outside dining area:

 (We haven't even taken the cover off that enormous barbecue, I'm certainly not brave enough to try to use it!!)

To the left is a large climbing frame which The Children have much enjoyed playing on:


And if we walk back through the house, we can look out of the front door to this view:


And here's a glimpse up and down the quiet street:


So there you go :) Hope you enjoyed your tour!

26 comments:

Cheri said...

That's a fairly typical American home. And we need the huge fridge because most of us only have time to shop for groceries once a week! How nice that you have all the amenities of a real home during your stay. Are you loving it???

Ruth said...

All that space!

Elizabeth said...

How will you be able to leave it!

debs14 said...

It looks lovely Mel, how will you bear to leave it? thanks for the guided tour - enjoy your stay x

Photographing Mom said...

Looks pretty! Hope you're totally enjoying it!!

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a nice home you landed in. And I do hope you give the BBQ a go!
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

Thanks for the tour,Mel....it looks great.

Sian said...

It looks like the perfect place for a bit of relaxing. I can almost feel the sun on my back ..

Alison said...

So American, Mel...I love how they make use of space when they build houses! Great base for your trip
Alison xx

Mary B said...

Oh wow Mel spacious living especially for a holiday home
I want to have a go on that climbing frame it looks a really good one.

Ladkyis said...

So much space - and then you look outside and see even more space. I love the way houses are set back from the road. You only get that with posh houses over here don't you LOL.

dogmatix said...

Love the outside space. Making good use of that sun *jealous* lol

Jimjams said...

Love how there's room to really spread out - and sunshine - and AC (fans) :D

The Creative Beast said...

That is a lovely home, indeed...I love the Mission style furniture in the living room =-)

Gail said...

What a great looking house. Oh you have to try the bbq.

The Mann Fam said...

Looks like you're enjoying your home away from home. xx

Tracey said...

Looks like a fantastic home - thanks for the tour. I look forward to more America updates! :)

Ginger said...

It's lovely Mel! BBQ's intimidate me, but they are such a wonderful way of making a meal while enjoying the outdoors :)

JO SOWERBY said...

wowzers, that's one amazing holiday home. enjoy the trip.
jo zzzz

Peachy Stream said...

Gorgeous! The street is so Wisteria Lane and very Californicated! I am feeling envious! Lucky you!

Karen said...

Such a gorgeous place Mel - thanks for showing us.

Rhona said...

Loved the tour, thank you. I love the space you get in the houses over there - reminds me of South Africa :) xx

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Looks like a great place! Give the grill a try. Probably it's a gas one & if you are used to using a gas stove it should be fine.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

SOOOOO pretty, Mel. I haven't read any blogs the past few days but Carrie asked me last night if I'd seen your place. I promised her I'd go on and look. I'm so happy that you have a lovely place to call "home" while you are here. Can't wait to give you a hug in person in just FOUR MORE DAYS!!! :o)!!!!

Fiona said...

It looks lovely!

Kai said...

How did you come by getting the home for your stay? It's lovely. Ditto to all that Cheri said up above, except I would say I only shop twice a month...hence the need for a big fridge AND freezer. And I hope you get brave and try/tried that BBQ grill out! Much fun!