What Makes a House a Home?
When you think about the home that you grew up in, you can easily recall the physical attributes like the color of the home, the interior features, decorations and rooms, but with some reflection it’s the memories that were made there that made it a ‘real’ home.
Shown above is a beautiful dining area with a double-sided fireplace that warms both the great room and dining room in La Casa Bella House Plan from Direct from the Designers. Explore 35 photographs of House Plan 4912, a luxury European-influenced home with a magnificent kitchen design, as shown above.
I have many fond memories of sitting by the fire playing bingo, trivia and card games and laughing at all my parents stories. My mother loved to cook! I would spend hours with my mom watching and learning as she prepared the most delicious authentic Italian dishes. The holidays were my favorite. Special baked goods and dishes that were only made for certain occasions. The smells that came from the kitchen lingered in every room in our small ranch home. You couldn’t help but fall asleep with a smile knowing what wonderful food was going to be served the next day.
As for trinkets, my mom loved to collect souvenirs from all of our family trips. Our home had as many built-ins and shelves that the walls could hold.
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