One of the styles of architecture that I like least is the ubiquitous colonial style, like the house in which I currently live. I say this to people all the time and many respond with a surprised look and the question, "Well, what kind do you like?" As if there were no other.
Tudor is the first word that springs to mind.
Bungalow - Cottage?
Recently, my husband has been browsing the Orvis log homes pages. I don't know why. Not only can we not afford one of these homes, we don't happen to own any land upon which to build it (except for that little lot in Suburbia, New Jersey which already has a cute and suitably sized Cape Cod home on it), and he doesn't happen to be employed in a capacity where he can just live anywhere and then hop in his private plane to get to the office or retire to his home-office and peck away at the keyboard all day for pay. And we're not independently wealthy either. Woe is me.
If you're not familiar with Orvis, they are high-end outdoorsy stuff. L.L. Bean times two or three. Beaners go hunting...Orvisers go on safari. Seriously. A man can dream.
I have to admit, though, looking at the plans for these log homes and seeing the front elevation sketches has me dreaming too. I asked for one for my 50th birthday. That gives us 15 years to win the lottery.
We especially like the Rogue with 5 big bedrooms and 6 baths and plenty of space for all of us. The kids have already planned who would sleep where.
So, after 4 months of snorkeling on my wallpaper, I've switched to the log cabin in the woods. Plenty of room for guests in this fantasy. Don't forget to pack your fishing gear - there must be trout in that stream around back.