Wednesday, April 14, 2010

It's a nonagon, naturally

I mentioned we live in a "roundish" house. Well, it's actually 9-sided which is known as a nonagon (think pentagon w/ 4 addtl sides or an octagon w/ 1 extra thrown in for good measure). As I've read, the term "enneagon" is more appropriate, but I'll stick with something I can spell and pronounce.

Living in a gazebo presents a few challenges when it comes to arranging furniture. Several rooms are shaped like pie slices - larger at the outside and tapering in towards the interior. Makes it difficult when you don't have any 45 degree angles and you have a couple of corner cabinets... But the "great room" feel of the main interior, with the high cedar ceilings and the 9-sided skylight in the center, is really wonderful. Just don't expect much of an attic.



40 comments:

TXBG said...

You went with the Latin (nona) combining form of nine rather than the Greek (ennea). Are you familiar with Enneagrams? It is based on an ancient teaching of the origins which has today been converted to a system of personality profiling. It is interesting only required a whole lot more attention than I was willing to give.

Keep up the great posts and pictures!!

texwisgirl said...

I always knew our house had personality! :)

Rhea said...

What a neat house! What made you decide on that design?! I love it.

Inger-M said...

It looks like a really cool house, I love it, it's so creative! And the picture of it, with the pond, in your header is stunning. I've had a chance to browse your blog, and it's both nice and interesting. Lots of beautiful pictures from a part of the world that's very different from mine.
Nice to have "met" you!

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

Fascinating to look at and don't you LOVE that there aren't a half dozen houses just like it in the same neighborhood?

Very unique and special.

Linda said...

You have a beautiful home! I always enjoy visiting your blog. :0)

Janie2 said...

I was wondering how one would arrange a pie shape home with furniture. You have to be one of those creative ones. Or less is more, in a pie?

jo©o said...

Nah, you're having us on....
it's a space ship that takes off in the middle of the night :-)

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

Do you have a post with some interior shots? If the power goes out and it is pitch black dark, do you get confused as to which where you are in the house? Where the front door is?

Marissa ♥ said...

I love your house! How neat!

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! What a beautiful and original house!

*Honest Abe said...

Whose idea was it?

Pricilla said...

Aaah, I live in a yurt! 36 sides, 9 foot interior walls but open to the ceiling. My husband had sooooo much fun with the sheetrocking.

Came over from Texan

Pam said...

Your house is so cool! Hubby and I love those! Beautiful!

NicoleB said...

Most interesting place indeed. I can imagine the challenge of furniture arranging though :D

littlethingsoflife said...

Very interesting house! I LIKE the photo with reflection in the water. :)

Karen said...

That's a really cool house. Any chance of a virtual tour? Did you build or buy?

Farmer's Wyfe said...

What a fun house!! I bet it's neat inside!!

littlethingsoflife said...

TWG -- I'm just wondering -- Is there enough water in your pond now to provide a beautiful reflection of your home, as in the photo in your sidebar?

By the way -- I LOVE your Texas rain gauge!!! I think my husband may just put one out tomorrow, on the outside chance we get a drop or two that we can measure!! :)

SweetMarie said...

Your house looks really neat! I want one with all the land and animals too! LOL!

Gail said...

I have seen one other home like this. They are amazing!

lisa said...

I absolutely LOVE this!!

Carole said...

When we were in the market for our second home, we actually toured a round one. It was really interesting, with the center being the core, kitchen and living, the outer being the bedrooms, bathroom and laundry. We didn't buy it (the location wasn't right), but I've never forgotten it because it was so unique.

Jeri said...

hey, I'm thinking you're the same TexWisGirl from Life on a southern farm and another blog I read, I think a friend's adoption blog? If so, I totally stumbled on your blog today from another TX blog. Is there a way to sign up for your posts by email?

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Seems an idea from the past! Like what i have seen in African village, i think !!!!

Book Dragon said...

love your house!

but where would I put my bookcases? ;-)

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

Your House design is amazing Teresa.

It reminds me of a Zulu "Rondavel"..
very interesting . Certainly different.
I like it.
val

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Your house is amazing.

I seen that on T.V.

My husband said that is the right move to build a home like that.

If you ever had a Tornado or a Hurricade.

Your house would stand up.

You would be safe.

Thanks for sharing.

AlessandraLace said...

lovely place to live! it is amazing. hugs from Italy. Alessandra

Leave It To Davis said...

Your house is sooooooo COOL!!!! I never saw this post before....it was on the side bar today. I thought it was someone else's blog and clicked on it. I figured you for a regular old ranch style house....but this is really way out! Love it!

Again, I am green with envy. :)

Jean said...

Just wandering over from Forest Art and found you had my dream house! Never really thought of how difficult it would be to arrange furniture.

Apartment living does make one dream of going to the 'nines'.

Best to you in your blogging.

Jean

Gail said...

Your house is fascinating. I would love to see some interior shots and how you have solved the angle problems.

darlin said...

Wow, I love your house! I'm with a few other visitors here and would LOVE to see how you have your home decorated. If I look long enough on your blog will I come across some interior shots?

michaelswoodcraft said...

nice, how unique, I would love to see more pictures of the inside!

My wife and I downsized last year and built our dream home on mountain property that we purchased many years ago. We designed the home and built most of it ourselves.

Michael
http://michaelswoodcraft.wordpress.com/

Cranberry Morning said...

Cool home! And I love the water nearby.

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

awesome!! i want to come for a visit. i bet it is super great inside. i am glad i got the chance to see this post - since we were speaking about it just last week. too cool!! happy weekend, Theresa. ( :

Sandra said...

i saw the roof over on the side bar and had to come here. first view of the top of your house that i love so much... now i am busy in my head arranging furniture in a pie slice. bob said back in high school in the fifties, he go an A on his design of a round house, similar to this

Chandra said...

I like that shape, Theresa.
Lovely place, y'all have.
Peace :)

Mari said...

It must be cool to be inside a nonnagon shaped house. I like spaces.

Bethany Carson said...

Oh wow! That is a neat and very unusual house!

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