title

Custom Search

 

[ Correct English | Common Errors | Words Differentiation | Sample Letters | Glossary of Correct Usage | Common Sentences | Q & A | Links  ]

[ English BooksEnglish Compositions | Movie Reviews | High School Vocab | Movies Lines | Advertisements ]

<<Prev

High  School  English  essays

Next>>

   
TOEFL Vocabulary
English Conversation
English Grammar
American Idioms
English Comprehension
English Summary
English News
Business Idioms
 

My ideal house

 

My ideal house would cost a great many thousands of dollars and therefore, even if I am very successful in life, I do not suppose that I shall possess it for a very long time. However there is no harm in dreaming, especially if the dream provides the driving force to turn fantasy into fact.

As I live in Singapore, i would like my ideal house to be situated either on one of the residential estates, right outside the bustle of the city center, or on one of the coast roads so that the cool breezes from the ever beautiful China sea could waft through my windows. Wherever my house was, it would stand in it sown grounds so that I would not, on any side, be over-looked by neighbors. The gardens, with which it would be surrounded would be very beautiful, full of colorful tropical flowers; orchids and canna lilies and with many glowing flowering shrubs such as bougainvillaea and frangipani. There would be tall leafy trees for shade and underneath them, my private swimming bath would be built, where we could relax and swim in the heat of the day. there would be pleasant paths winding through the green grass and comfortable seats where my family and I could rest, when the day's toil was over.

The house itself would be built of white stone which is both cool and weather-proof. It would be on two storeys, because I like the habit of sleeping upstairs. It would embody features from both the Eastern and Western worlds. In front of it, I would have a large path with cool concrete pavings for the floor and a roof and sides of hanging creepers to which the humming birds would come in the still of the evening and keep company with us as we sat in the twilight.

The main sitting-room would lead off from the patio divided from it by sliding glass doors. The floor of this would be of parquet which is easy to keep clean and cool. Here, there would be comfortable 'easy chairs' in bright gay colors, many occasional tables and a cocktail cabinet, so that I could conveniently serve drinks to my friends. From the sitting-room, the dining room would lead. This, too would be suitably furnished in bright, cool colors. Both these rooms would have large electric fans from the ceilings and many standing fans besides. they would not be air-conditioned because this, all through the day creates too artificial a contrast with the temperature outside and would not, therefore, be healthy.

The kitchens and servants' quarters would lead off from the dining room and be connected to it by a long passage so that neither the noise nor the smells from the part of the house would reach our living quarters. the kitchen would be very modern and up-to-date with every mechanical device that money could buy. Washing machines, cookers, refrigerators, mixers, polishers, garbage disposal units; none of them would be stranger to my kitchen. All would be work-saving and cool so that my wife and servants' work in the kitchen would be a pleasure.

On the second floor, I would have three air-conditioned bedrooms, each one with an attached bathroom and a shower. These bedrooms, two for my family and one for visitors would be carpeted and furnished with comfortable beds. Although mosquito proofing is not strictly necessary, I would have this too to ensure extra comfort and peace of mind. One of the rooms would be equipped as a nursery with gaily decorated furniture and walls bright with flowers, so that the hearts of my children would be glad. The walls in the rest of the house would be in plain pastel colors, because such shades seem to make rooms appear larger and cooler.

At the back of the house, I would have a double garage with water pipes leading to it so that my cars would always be kept clean. Beyond this, in a scheduled spot in the garden not attached to the house at all, would be a separate building of one storey; simple and clean and neat. This would be my study, sparsely furnished with just a desk and a chair and my book-shelves. Here, I could not only work, but also rest and be at peace to contemplate my ideal house and the great happiness which it had brought me.

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
 
 

451    452    453    454    455    456    457    458    459    460    461    462    463    464    465    466    467    468    469    470    471    472    473    474    475    476    477    478    479    480    481    482    483    484    485    486    487    488    489    490    491    492    493    494    495    496    497    498    499    500    501    502    503    504    505    506    507    508    509    510    511    512    513    514    515    516    517    518    519    520    521    522    523    524    525    526    527    528    529    530    531    532    533    534    535    536    537    538    539    540    541    542    543    544    545    546    547    548    549    550    551    552    553    554    555    556    557    558    559    560    561    562    563    564    565    566    567    568    569    570    571    572    573    574    575    576    577    578    579    580    581    582    583    584    585    586    587    588    589    590    591    592    593    594    595    596    597    598    599    600    601    602    603    604    605    606    607    608    609    610    611    612    613    614    615    616    617    618    619    620    621    622    623    624    625    626    627    628    629    630    631    632    633

High School English essays 1

 
 
 
American Slang
English Proverbs
English Exercises
Common English mistakes
Ancient Chinese stories
Junior English essays
High School English essays
Lower Secondary English essays