I dared to daydream a bit. Aside from my obvious dream of owning a house I'm giving it a bit more of detailing. My daydream brought me back to Architecture Digest online edition, where I stood mesmerized and stared at magnificent Jardin d'hiver.
Logical step: sharing it with you.
A winter garden is usually a glass structure with metal frames, or a glazed conservatory extension of a living room to house exotic or not plants that do not tolerate frost. Heated, this approval is very popular room in the castle of the nineteenth century to house collections of indoor palms. She serves tea or intimate receptions. It overlooks the garden or park.Today, the winter gardens are an extension of the living areas making the transition between home and garden itself and often overlook a terrace. Sometimes, winter gardens are landscaped patios covered in a canopy.The conservatory must not be confused with a greenhouse located outside of the house and only intended for indoor growing.
Architect Nicholas J. White drew inspiration from local Shingle Style cottages for William and Patricia Anton’s northern Michigan summer house.
Although the Antons entertain often, they eschewed a formal dining room. Instead, various informal indoor and outdoor spaces
accommodate guests for meals, including a sun porch
(a fine way to incorporate a picture of yourself into a post
that has nothing to do with "look of the day" theme)
Just in case you too have asked yourself this question..
"Building to catch sunshine" from 1926 Garden Magazine
The article states:
"I would like everyone I care for to have a sun room, flooded on bright winter days with sunshine which clears the cobwebs from the brain and gives rest and peace; on dull days with a big fire upon the hearth. One feels so grateful for such a cheery place to sit, surrounded with plants and flowers, cozy and oblivious to the bleakness outside; and best of all in a storm, especially a snow storm, you have the luxurious sensation of being at a southern resort safely beyond the chill clutch of "the frozen north." A room of this description has endless possibility and interest and one disadvantage, you find yourself and your family and all your friends gravitating to this one spot and the rest of the house unused."
I hope you enjoyed this.
A famous sausage-fair will start tomorrow and last the whole weekend in one of your local villages, and I'll be there (with my camera); so - there will be an interesting post coming your way soon.