Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Dream a Little Dream......

Sometimes in life there are those things that just catch your eye.  There is no rhyme or reason to this, it just is.  Perhaps it is the color, or the location of the item.  Maybe it is the form of the object or building. 

Whatever it is you just latch onto it and can't quite let it go.  For me it is this building.  Located just off of our historic town square this building has caught my eye.  I can't say that it is beautiful or in a great location, but there is just something about it.....

So, if you would, take a moment and dream a little dream with me.  What would you do with this building, if there were no limits.....

38 comments:

  1. I think it would make a lovely art/photography studio and shop. What do you think? :)

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  2. If it is zoned commercial I think it would make a cute little garden shop...but then again I could live there very happily!

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  3. SO much potential for that little place!

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  4. It would make a nice lake cottage. I'm sure the dock is just a few feet away...

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  5. it is really cute. flower shop. yup.

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  6. Flower shop of an art studio of some sort. I find it magical.

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  7. Zoned commerical, I'd raise the roofline and add a couple dormers to give it a cottage-y Cape Cod look. The bumped up roofline would give office or even living space, allowing the bottom level to be opened up. Then take the garage door off and add add french doors along the front, maybe windows on either side. The possibilities are endless... antique shop, cafe. We have a great antique shop here that has a luncheonette at the back with only a handful of tables. They do soup and sandwich, the classics like pimento cheese, chicken salad and the best tomato bisque you ever tasted! Don't ask questions like this or you will get people like me with BIG ideas... no money, but ideas!

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  8. i would make it into a writing studio. cozy. isolated. quiet. and after repainting the whole thing white again, i'd also keep the turquoise trim.

    xo

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  9. It could be a meeting place for artists to exchange ideas and opinions!
    ciao
    Matteo

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  10. Oooo!
    So many delightful choices!
    A darling little coffee/tea shop, with ivy growing up the walls and roses around the front, little tables outside for sitting and sipping?
    Or maybe a cozy little yarn store(I have always wanted to open a yarn store;)
    Or a lovely guest cottage?? (still with Ivy and Roses growing about it!
    Thanks for the "day-dream" I had fun!!
    Have a great day!

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  11. I'd have a huge garden out front/a large deck leading to the door - change it to a dutch door....
    and inside you'd find a welcoming quilt/yarn shop where people would come to enjoy a cup of coffee and share the love of all things crafty....
    All lessons would be free and children would always be welcome!!

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  12. Spruced up this would be a great guest house!

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  13. A cotage tearoom, of course, with lots of homemade goodies to eat!

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  14. I think it would make a great photography studio or garden shop filled with some herbs along with other stuff. It would also be a perfect weekend cottage. Great post!

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  15. I would put stable type doors where the garage door is and have some kind of shop or studio there. I'd keep the color of the window trim as I love turquoise. In nice weather you could open the stable doors and have little sales. I'd have a co-op of ladies and gents who would take turns running the shop/studio so no one would be tied down all the time running it. And it needs LOTS of pots of flowers across the front. And a charming sign.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  16. Probably turn it into a kind of afternoon school, helping with homework etc.

    Please have a good Wednesday you all.

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  17. I would clean it up and do some deferred maintenance, but otherwise I would leave it as it is and use it for an office.

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  18. A quaint shop for local artisans to sell their wares...

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  19. This definitely screams "CREATE HERE!" Yes, this would be a dynamite little location to write, cogitate, ponder, write some more, read, solve world problems etc. Of course, it would have to be fully equipped with high speed internet and satellite TV (a girl's gotta watch tennis in between spurts of writing and cogitating). The front would need some landscaping. I envision flower boxes with colorful blooms. But, the lively turquoise would stay. I'll get back to you on what I'd do with it during the holidays. (The real question would be: How many Christmas trees could fit inside?)

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  20. I like the idea of a photo print service with fancy papers and frames.

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  21. Well, since I know this lil' building well - I absolutely positively think you ought to do something with it. It is in the perfect spot - so close to the square - nestled back a bit in the trees. Go for it - the possibilities are endless! I daydream about buildings like this all the time - thinking "what could be". Oh please - farmchick -snatch her up and do something fabulous with it. You know - I'd help you!

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  22. An artist's studio, writer's retreat or greenhouse. That area out front would look great covered in big pots full of flowers.

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  23. Oh gosh this speaks to me and it's saying creative space! I would paint it white and a small porch and plant herbs and flowers out front.
    Inside, ooooh definitely a photo and knitting studio.
    Thanks that was fun, Happy Tuesday!

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  24. Something CREATIVE for sure! All great ideas so far - I like the raised roof and dormer idea, make it more cottage-y with window boxes, lots of flowers and stable doors. Share the work with other artisans, have art shows, WOW the possibilities are endless!!!

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  25. I would make it my vacation home!
    Its location seems quiet and happy place...
    Have a fabulous week ahead:)

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  26. My dreams tend more to fun things. I see lots of work there. Maybe start by painting the garage door. :)

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  27. Well there my dear and favorite Farmchick,

    You need to make it your own "THIMBLE."

    Love,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

    YOU NEED IT-it has touched your heart.

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  28. oh I was thinking art/photo studio and Nancy said that straight away. Yes, yes yes!

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  29. Cailin - I agree with you and Nancy. Photo studio!

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  30. A paint job and a few flowers and it would be really cute.

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  31. I would turn it into a wee coffee shop....swing open that big old garage door and have an awning off the end...little metal tables and chairs set inside and in.....Shall I go on?:))

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  32. I love the subtle choice of colour on the wood work, it gives it a feeling that it should be near a river with a boat in the garage. As it is just off a historic square, my second instinct as a coffee or tourist shop might be a bit small so it looks like the studio has it.

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  33. Something like an artisan workshop, something about wood maybe...

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  34. I would put a front porch all the way across the cottage part and move in!

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  35. awesome possibities....maybe a little diner...

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  36. Since it is close to the town square I would add a porch, shutters, and a new Garage door and make it some kind of shop or a studio. In my case something involving sewing, but in your case some place to showcase your photography would be nice.

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  37. Quilt studio/shop attached to a coffee/tea shop! I love coffee and tea, and I am a quilter! I am beginning to sell my quilting creations, so if you have time, check out my newest blog for it, hot off the press: http://artisanquilts.blogspot.com

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  38. This is just down the block from the house in which we originally lived. It's been a lot of things, but in the last three decades, not housed anything. I'd just like to see it occupied again, like so many old businesses back home.

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