Monday, April 14, 2008

My Dream Home This Week: Colorful and Funky House

I am late with this post, but Liam has been under the weather. There aren't many things that are more unruly than a toddler who doesn't feel well.
Anyway, I decided that this week is going to be "Color Week". I noticed my posts have gotten rather neutral lately, so I am going to add a shot of bright and beautiful colors this week This colorful house is here in Houston, in the Heights area. I drove over there last week, working on an upcoming project of mine (more info. later...) While I was there I also met with the lovely Courtney for gelatos. Driving around, I remembered this adorable house that I have loved for a couple years now.
Recently, Houston's Tribeza magazine wrote an article about it. I was so excited to get to peek inside. Normally, I am one of those creepy people who drive by really slowly and stare from my car. I know that is awful, but I can't help it!
(Please excuse the "close" button at the top of the pictures. I couldn't figure how to copy the pictures w/out it.)

This collection of chairs is to die for! The little dog has the right idea. One of the owners is a gallery owner, she has filled her home with many interesting art pieces. Actually, the entry way is all glass, and normally displays large scale paintings. I think they change the painting periodically. Unfortunately, the top picture showing the front of the house, doesn't show the painting well. I only know this because of my drive-by gawking.

This house really is a dream house for both my husband and myself. We dream of building a unique and funky house for ourselves. When we saw this place, we both thought; "That's it!" I also love the Heights area. Its one of those "bohemian" type places, where you find artists, musicians, mixed with young couples and elderly people who have lived there, their entire lives. I feel I would fit in quite well...perhaps some day soon :)

9 comments:

design for mankind. said...

What a GREAT HOUSE!!! :)

Michelle said...

Dude, this is a KILLER house, wow.

*L said...

fun, yet calming. im inspired!

Cote de Texas said...

where is this - what street and who owns it? so so so great!!!! even for me - I love it!! and what project are you and Courtney working on? hmmmm???
Joni

Carolina Eclectic said...

Thanks for the great comments everyone. Am I the only one who has trouble knowing what to say in the comments? I have problems writing cards too. Sorry, if I don't always have clever things to say :(

Jen said...

THis place took my breath away with the first picture. WOW.

I *Heart* You said...

I am pretty sure it is on Omar east of Studewood. I used to drive by it every day on my way to work. It totally sticks out in The Heights. The inside is very cool.

Carolina Eclectic said...

Jen: I guess you could say, it had you at "Hello" :)

Joni and Paige: It is on Omar St. I think its even better looking in person.

Cote de Texas said...

i just reread this post - it showed up under one of your newer ones and then I saw I had already left a comment - April 15, 2008 - and just had a panic attack because I couldn't remember leaving it just two weeks ago. until i realized it was a year and 2 weeks ago. whew. ok not alzheimers yet!!!