Do you love where you live?If you were to ask me that on any given day, the answer would be varied. Some days, yes, a lot of days NO. I have had countless conversations with friends and family over the years about where they live, what they were looking for in a community, and requirements they wanted their house to have. I found it interesting how varied and shocking the answers were. I thought that other people might be as fascinated as I am about the story behind these houses. Regardless of size or interior style, each shows a distinct personality in what makes each house a home.This is the first in (hopefully a long) series of peeking into other people’s houses. If you are interested in being a part of this, please email me BrooklynBerry at gmail.comWelcome to the Cranmer home. Living here is Elizabeth, Kent and their 4 kids. They moved into this home 5 years ago, choosing the community in the SE suburbs of Calgary because it was close to family, amenities, and their chosen builder had lots there. Kent worked as a designer for the home building company, which allowed them to add some custom changes before construction.While looking for a house plan, they wanted a corner lot on a street that allowed the kids to play outside. They wanted an open concept plan with 4 bedrooms, lots of storage, a place for everything. They wanted to have a yard with a beautiful garden and space to park their trailers.Their favorite thing about their home is the windows and natural light. As a photographer, Elizabeth knew lighting would be very important. With 21 windows in the house, the light floods everywhere. When asked her favorite room in the house, the response was the room that has been worked on the most recently. The home is constantly evolving, based on the budget and the dream, trying to find the perfect compromise.Not only is this house ever evolving, and oozing of creativity, there are constant crafts and DIY’s going on as well. They built the barn door themselves to block off the home office from the kids. This house is definitley made a home by the people who live in it, and the photos are hung to prove it.You can check out Elizabeth’s photography, quilts, and behind the scenes of her house on her blog.
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