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Carlton Landing: Our Favorite House

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Update: we bought this house in May of 2014 and have been loving it ever since. Check out our house at Carlton Landing and get some great inspiration on Pinterest

Yesterday I ran into a girlfriend. “Did you buy a lake house at Carlton Landing?!” she squealed. “I saw you were pinning a bunch of things to a lake house board!”

Busted! Thanks, Pinterest – but the answer is, no, we haven’t bought anything. However. A girl can definitely dream, and this one is dreaming big about the cutest little 2-bedroom cottage you ever did see.  Meet the Adair:

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Adair Cottage at Carlton Landing on the boardwalk

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Fronting on the lovely boardwalk, the Adair sits halfway between the lake and the community pool.  It’s got two beds, 1 1/2 baths, a loft, and a large living room/kitchen/dining space.  It gets a TON of light, and as of now, you can see the lake from the east windows, which I imagine will change at some point once other houses start to go in next door.

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The kitchen has a pretty substantial pantry (which I would kill for in our OKC house) and it also has a huge island that’s not pictured in the plan above. A couple of big pendant lamps would look ahhh-mazing over that bar.

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Are you able to envision things when they’re still mid-construction? I definitely can, although Simon has a harder time with it.

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Originally when we went, we were most interested in checking out the Kiowa plan, a 2 bed/2bath entry level guest cottage. But frankly, we just didn’t love the layout. For us, we’re far more interested in hanging out all together in shared living spaces. The Kiowa is adorable, but has a much smaller family room/kitchen area, much like an efficiency apartment.

When I say I’m dreaming big, I’m envisioning all kinds of things for this place. I envision us as a family enjoying it as well as making it available as a vacation rental, but I’m also trying to envision a way that I could use the house as a creative retreat. I love what Meg Duerksen has done with her Whatever Craft weekend as well as other creatives who have photography workshops, etc. Wouldn’t it be fun to get together and have blogging retreats or photography workshops or shop styling sessions? I kinda think so. And I think that some of you out there might think so too.

So I’m putting it out there. Because I want to dream big and I want you guys to dream big too.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, full bath, and laundry closet.  I can envision a daybed or something out on the little loft that’s open to below. Wouldn’t you have died for something like that when you were a kid? I would’ve.

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Jude really loves the hidey hole.

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The only thing I’m not in love with? The colorscheme of the exterior. I cannot deal with the green and yellow, which is, of course, fixable.

Of course, there’s plenty of other options, too – but for us, a two bedroom is just the perfect fit. And if there are additional guests, they can always stay in any of the other houses that are available as vacation rentals.

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