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Note from Jeanette JOY
Long ago, in what seems like another universe, Florida to be exact, I sketched a home floor plan of my dream home and showed it to my son. Because one of my daughters used a wheelchair, I desired a one story home. I wanted a view from the back and a home with a swimming pool in the middle. I imagined 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, but I never imaged an outdoor kitchen, a cleanup kitchen, and a studio kitchen.
I first saw my home from above with my daughter who was looking at what became her home. I said, “Look! Someone built my dream home!”
We stopped to check out the property. It looked like a foreclosure. We looked through the windows and saw my preferred walnut flooring, 8-foot doors, 10, 12, 16-foot ceilings, and walls painted the same exact color as those in my Florida Dream Home shown below!
I’m so grateful for my home. I designed the pool and gardens, which have suffered in the Great Drought. I look forward to completing my vision for the home, which is teaching me more about Design Psychology.
Times change. Our Florida Dream Home was perfect to raise our family and I got to play with a real Queen Anne built in 1878. We experimented on this home learning the principles of Design Psychology. I believe we made over some rooms three times.
This Queen Anne Victorian was my Dream Home for years. Read about it on JOY TO THE HOME JOURNAL: