Outside Looking In Trend

vegetarian cottage via lalalovelyblog

Don’t you love a good window?  What about one that you can see in as much as you can see out?  I’m always taken by older homes, traditional in design and build, with a very modern element or addition.  This home, called The Vegetarian Cottage designed by the English architect firm, Cousins and Cousins, caught my eye a few weeks back and I had to know more.  Clearly, I have exteriors on my mind, at the moment.  And, England on my mind, always.  Because lush back gardens.  Because they name their homes (I’ve given my home a name – have you?).  Because old cherished.  Because new mixed in like it fits old like a glove.

I love the look, I keep seeing over and again, coming out of England

vegetarian cottage via lalalovelyblog

Don’t you love a good window? What about one that you can see in as much as you can see out? I’m always taken by older homes, traditional in design and build, with a very modern element or addition. This home, called The Vegetarian Cottage designed by the English architect firm, Cousins and Cousins, caught my eye a few weeks back and I had to know more. Clearly, I have exteriors on my mind, at the moment. And, England on my mind, always. Because lush back gardens. Because they name their homes (I’ve given my home a name – have you?). Because old cherished. Because new mixed in like it fits old like a glove.

I love the look, I keep seeing over and again, coming out of England

that boasts of window walls that let the light in or doors that can be lifted to let the wind wander right through.

vegetarian cottage-4 via lalalovelyblog

 

vegetarian cottage 2 via lalalovelyblog

vegetarian cottage3 via lalalovelyblog

The Chetwynd Road home is just as charming.  Doesn’t have a modern cottage feel?  Cozy and clean.

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chetwynd road via lalalovelyblog

 

And, this A frame window at Taylor Road lends its owners to living among the treetops.

Cousins and Cousins via lalalovelyblog

How do you feel about this trend?  Do you find it as dreamy as I do?  Would you ever have windows this big, in your home?  Or would you feel it would be letting too much in and you’d lose privacy?  Depending on where my house was located, I’d love to have a large open windows or doors, that open, in the kitchen dining area, as shown above.  I’d likely love it in the day and be a little creeped out at night — if I’m honest.  But, I’d pour a cup of courage and go for it …it’s so stunning.

what do you think?

Check out more outside looking in properties designed by Cousins + Cousins here.

images via Cousins + Cousins

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Responses

  • Rebecca
    Commented on March 19th, 2015 at 8:35pm

    Wow – so full of natural light! Would love to design a house like this someday!!

  • Trina
    Commented on March 20th, 2015 at 9:52am

    me too! nothing like natural light!

  • Traci
    Commented on March 20th, 2015 at 10:46pm

    That home is amazing. For the windows, and because it’s in England.

    My family and I live in a mid-century modern home (an Eichler) in the SF Bay Area and the entire back side of our house is floor to ceiling windows and we love it so much. There’s so much natural light in our house and now I feel claustrophobic in any other home.

    Also, our daughter, who was four at the time we moved in, named it The Rock House.

  • Trina
    Commented on March 22nd, 2015 at 4:22pm

    Oh, I love this so much. Sounds like such a beautiful home and I LOVE the name and that your daughter named your house. I know what you mean about other homes feeling claustrophobic. Thanks for sharing! xo . t

  • Helen
    Commented on March 22nd, 2015 at 3:27am

    We’ve just installed a large bi-fold door, replacing a very small glass door, and I just adore it. Not just because my kitchen has so much more natural light, but because I can see outside – the birds, my chickens and the occasional deer. Being creeped out doesn’t last long – you soon get used to it!

  • Trina
    Commented on March 22nd, 2015 at 4:17pm

    that sounds so gorgeous. i find such peach in being able to see spot animals out my window! xo. t

  • Helen
    Commented on March 22nd, 2015 at 3:29am

    Gorgeous blog, by the way. I found you via The Only Girl in The House.

  • Trina
    Commented on March 22nd, 2015 at 4:16pm

    thank you, so much! xo. t

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