Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Villa Has Arrived

I am absolutely on cloud 9 over the architectural model I got on craigslist! It is truly a marvel! I'm still in shock that I got the entire thing for $65!
So in love!!!

For being 40-50 years old it is in good shape, but will be a ton of work-- a total labor of love! I bought this house planning on it taking several years to finish and I don't want to rush one single moment.

I have always loved the juxtaposition of old and new. The house is screaming to me to be made into a rustic French or Italian Villa. My plan is to make it look like an old well-loved house with a modern clean interior (my idea of a dream house).
I adore the arched windows!

Now the research begins.. coming up with ideas and inspiration. So fun!!

Second floor

First floor. Still trying to figure out how I'm going to open it up for accessibility.

I think the "basement" is probably unusable space since it's sloped, but I love the idea of finishing the exterior of the foundation (probably in stone)


  1. ¡Que preciosidad de casa! Me encanta, me recuerda un poco a la de mis padres.
    La ideas que tienes del diseño tanto interior como exterior me parecen fantasticas.
    Besitos, May

  2. What a wonderful house. It does scream Italian villa! Got to love those finds that are also good deals. Have fun with it.

  3. WOW! This is going to be amazing! What a great find! :D

  4. ¡Que buena compra! Desde luego que es trabajo para varios años. Tienes mucho que hacer pero disfruta haciendo poco a poco todo lo que has pensado. Me encanta.
    Besos Clara

  5. Outstanding!!!!!! I love it too!