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Title: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: mmswm on March 21, 2013, 06:26:32 PM
I'm having a fair bit of fun entertaining myself looking at the high end listings in my county.  So as not to hijack the horrors thread, I thought it would be fun to start a new thread to talk about what our dream home would be if money or location was no object?

Staying in my county, I ran across this listing:

http://www.ewm.com/listings/property/a1611343-9151-arvida-ln-coral-gables

What's awesome about this house is that it has its very own observatory!  How cool is that?
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: ica171 on March 21, 2013, 06:53:50 PM
I'll have to go look at listings, but I check every once in a while and something that would be my dream home doesn't come up often in my area. :( I want at least four bedrooms, a screened porch or a place to build one, foyer, nice sized yard and lot, not super close to neighbors, craft room and den, and an older home. It is shocking how hard that is to find at any price here.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Outdoor Girl on March 21, 2013, 07:02:21 PM
I have a vision of my dream house in my head.  It is mostly all on one level.  On one end would be my bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower stall and separate bath tub.  The laundry room would be off my room somehow.  On the other end of the house would be another bedroom with ensuite bathroom, probably with just a shower stall, and an attached sitting room with a little kitchenette.  It would be for my Dad as long as he is well enough to be reasonably self sufficient.  I don't mind doing his laundry or cooking for him but there is no way I'm doing any personal care.

Between the bedrooms would be the living areas - kitchen, dining room, living room, another bathroom with shower stall and a den with a double sized Murphy bed so I could use it as a spare room.  I might have a loft area up above with more sleeping area for guests, maybe with a 2 piece washroom.

If I could go whole hog, I'd like it to be on the water, preferably a smaller lake so I can be out in my canoe or kayak and not have to worry about being run over by a speedboat or PWC.  If I'm really dreaming, I'd like to own all the land around the lake so I can control the access and prevent any motorized boats at all.  I might let someone troll with a little electric motor so they can fish my stocked lake.  If I do get the water property, I'd also build a little self sufficient bunky with a couple of small bedrooms, small washroom, combined kitchen/living room.  That way, I could invite friends to come enjoy my lake but we wouldn't have to spend every waking moment together.  We'd have dinner together at the big house.

There would be a double car garage attached to the house and the property would be big enough for a large garden, maybe a chicken coop, maybe a goat pen.  There would be a nice big deck with a screened in section for black fly and mosquito seasons.  It would include a nice outdoor eating area.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: mmswm on March 21, 2013, 07:09:32 PM
I have a vision of my dream house in my head.  It is mostly all on one level.  On one end would be my bedroom and ensuite bathroom with shower stall and separate bath tub.  The laundry room would be off my room somehow.  On the other end of the house would be another bedroom with ensuite bathroom, probably with just a shower stall, and an attached sitting room with a little kitchenette.  It would be for my Dad as long as he is well enough to be reasonably self sufficient.  I don't mind doing his laundry or cooking for him but there is no way I'm doing any personal care.

Between the bedrooms would be the living areas - kitchen, dining room, living room, another bathroom with shower stall and a den with a double sized Murphy bed so I could use it as a spare room.  I might have a loft area up above with more sleeping area for guests, maybe with a 2 piece washroom.

If I could go whole hog, I'd like it to be on the water, preferably a smaller lake so I can be out in my canoe or kayak and not have to worry about being run over by a speedboat or PWC.  If I'm really dreaming, I'd like to own all the land around the lake so I can control the access and prevent any motorized boats at all.  I might let someone troll with a little electric motor so they can fish my stocked lake.  If I do get the water property, I'd also build a little self sufficient bunky with a couple of small bedrooms, small washroom, combined kitchen/living room.  That way, I could invite friends to come enjoy my lake but we wouldn't have to spend every waking moment together.  We'd have dinner together at the big house.

There would be a double car garage attached to the house and the property would be big enough for a large garden, maybe a chicken coop, maybe a goat pen.  There would be a nice big deck with a screened in section for black fly and mosquito seasons.  It would include a nice outdoor eating area.

I would be insanely jealous of your friends who got the chance to visit you!
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: dawnfire on March 21, 2013, 07:20:41 PM
If I was living in Vegas i want this place

http://www.trulia.com/property/1031809080-7000-Tomiyasu-Ln-Las-Vegas-NV-89120

http://vegasmagazine.com/channels/living/insights/the-primm-compound-a-perfect-piece-of-real-estate

there's 10 bedrooms across the property (4 in the main house, 3 in the housekeepers house, 2 in the stable complex and 1 in the cave/ grotto). there seems to be a complex of underground tunnel linking the house to the garage and other outbuildings.  a little bit of notoriety Michael Jackson had his eye on the place when he died . It's been on the market for about 4 year and only a mere 16.5 mill :)


here in Melbourne like this place right on the bay. I would guess it to be a few mill.

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-townhouse-vic-port+melbourne-111642831
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: crella on March 21, 2013, 07:50:19 PM
Wow!!
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: turtleIScream on March 21, 2013, 08:49:45 PM
I saw a listing a couple of years ago for what might have been my dream house - it was on Lake Michigan, but part of the city's water/sewer system. It had 5 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2 car attached garage, and a 2 bedroom guesthouse. The main house was around 3000 square feet, so nice sized rooms. It was actually a bargain for $1.5 million, which makes me wonder what was wrong with it structurally, because the photos looked great too. Unfortunately, even a cheap beach house is far, far outside my budget.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on March 21, 2013, 09:10:50 PM
If we're talking about my dream home, I'd be super picky.  The front has to have a porch that extends most of the width of the building.  I don't like homes with no porch; they seem less welcoming, somehow.  Yard needs to be of a decent size (none of this building a 4,000 sq ft house on less than .25 acres of land), and completely fenced in for the dog.  Some trees would be nice, spaced closely enough together that I can tie a hammock in between two of them.  Garage should be a three car garage, so we can put both cars in it, and still have space for bikes/Christmas decorations/etc.  Inside, need at least 3 bedrooms, same number of bathrooms.  If it's a multi-story house, or has a basement, it should have at least one bathroom on each level.  Master bedroom should have a bathroom ensuite (I'm tired of walking down the hallway to the bathroom every morning).  It should also have at least two living rooms, since I really like being able to banish the TV to one area, and have a common room that has no TV in it.  Kitchen should have a breakfast bar, and tons of counter space.  Entrances/exits should be tiled, everything else should be carpeted for the sake of the dog.  I'd prefer the windows to be at least triple paned.  There also needs to be an area that can be set aside for my crafting.  In a pinch, I'd take one of the bedrooms, but would prefer to have my own space that's been designed for my crafting specifically. 
Something like this: http://www.homes.com/listing/183907280/17514_Finesse_Trail_FARMINGTON_MN_55024 (http://www.homes.com/listing/183907280/17514_Finesse_Trail_FARMINGTON_MN_55024), only fenced in.

ETA: As DH has reminded me, the master bedroom has to have a bow window with a window seat built in.  I have been wanting one since I was aware that such things existed!
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: TylerBelle on March 21, 2013, 09:19:16 PM
There are several house styles I really like but two stand out as what I'd consider to be dream homes for me.

(http://img819.imageshack.us/img819/4237/bchcottge1.jpg)
One is the beach cottage type. Which doesn't have to be located at the beach, the mountains would be just as wonderful.

(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/6531/crtblding1.jpg)
I love also the idea of taking an old, empty, or abandoned commercial or office building and turning it into a residence.

Whichever it'd be for me, there are some particulars. Lots of windows. The bathrooms are to have cool shower areas. The kitchen is to be open and breezy, if it's to be stained wood cabinetry, then no stainless steel appliances (for stained wood / stainless steel don't mix for me). And a quiet sitting/reading area or nook off to itself.  :D
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Library Dragon on March 21, 2013, 09:40:18 PM
Something similar to this, but in Las Vegas:

http://www.trulia.com/property/3059286501-35232-N-66th-Pl-Cave-Creek-AZ-85331#photo-1 (http://www.trulia.com/property/3059286501-35232-N-66th-Pl-Cave-Creek-AZ-85331#photo-1)

No grass!  Of course I'd have to own enough surrounding property to keep the views.   ;)
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: snowfire on March 21, 2013, 09:54:18 PM
Love the one in Las Vegas.  Horse property for me, mega garage for DH & shooting range for both of us.  Though I'd probably get rid of all the stuffed jungle animals and put in the library from mmswm's Coral Gables dream house.  Oh, and the observatory.  ;D
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: starry diadem on March 22, 2013, 02:36:13 AM
If my husband were able to retire tomorrow, we'd be rushing to buy this house.  It's my current dream home that I look at every day on the internet, and which I'll cry over when it sells before we have the chance to get it.  DH won't be retiring for at least another five or six years.  I know that when he does retire, we'll find something that I'll love, but right now this is the one I want so much:


http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-34162246.html?premiumA=true
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Katana_Geldar on March 22, 2013, 04:24:56 AM
Something like this would be great for DH and me.

http://www.domain.com.au/Property/For-Sale/House/NSW/North-Ryde/?adid=2010218316

Has everything we want. Nice kitchen, decent sized living space, pool and a great deck out back. We probably couldn't afford one thing like that though.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: DaisyG on March 22, 2013, 05:18:25 AM
If I had the money, I would love to buy and do up this house:
http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-37836887.html

It has a big garage/workshop which DH would love and I would love being able to update and redecorate it. We would have plenty of space for leaving out craft things and having guests. It's in my favourite street of our local area and has a great garden.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Redwing on March 22, 2013, 07:45:59 AM
I'm having a fair bit of fun entertaining myself looking at the high end listings in my county.  So as not to hijack the horrors thread, I thought it would be fun to start a new thread to talk about what our dream home would be if money or location was no object?

Staying in my county, I ran across this listing:

http://www.ewm.com/listings/property/a1611343-9151-arvida-ln-coral-gables

What's awesome about this house is that it has its very own observatory!  How cool is that?

Well, I never wanted to live in Florida, but I think I can "force" myself to live here.  ;D   Wow, that library is fantastic!
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: staceym on March 22, 2013, 07:52:53 AM
oh wow - dream home

it would first of all be a ranch style with a 2-car detached garage, but a big enough driveway for visiting cars.

Nicely landscaped, fenced yard

It would have a a paved patio and perhaps a fireplace or pit and built in grille
something like this http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/scorpionlady/Patio-Designs-004_zps5845deee.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/scorpionlady/Patio-Designs-004_zps5845deee.jpg)

and I love old fashioned type front porches - something like this http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/scorpionlady/Front-Porch_zps0b4fae2d.jpg (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v621/scorpionlady/Front-Porch_zps0b4fae2d.jpg) - I like the lighting on this

as far as the inside - the house doesn't have to be that biiiig or have many rooms - a 4 bedroom - but the rooms would have to be big and with a lot of windows.

My dream bedroom would be a big bedroom, nice size master bath - with a HUGE walk-in closet.  The closet would be my ultimate dream - it would be a room in itself  :) - with shoe racks, shelving for purses, etc.

Nice size living room with a huge wall mounted flat screened HD TV

Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Redwing on March 22, 2013, 08:57:45 AM
With no price limit and no location issues, I could live out the rest of my days here:  http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-734-4445210/swan-lake-estate-bigfork-mt-59911
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: nowhere on March 22, 2013, 11:36:33 AM
My dream home is not far from where I live. It's 7,000 sq ft with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, mostly on one floor but one wing is on two levels. It's like looking through the pages of a Restoration Hardware catalog, and I'd buy it furnished because that's where everything came from. There's a pool but it's also lakefront with a boathouse, presently staged like a smaller cottage. And the rest of the 4 acre property is fully fenced gardens and green grass. I'm still waiting on my agent to fulfill her promise on giving me a tour of the house.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: mmswm on March 22, 2013, 11:37:57 AM
With no price limit and no location issues, I could live out the rest of my days here:  http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-734-4445210/swan-lake-estate-bigfork-mt-59911

I could force myself to live there.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Cami on March 22, 2013, 11:53:01 AM
My dream home:

-would have an ocean view
-be located in a warm and sunny climate. No snow ever. No threat of snow.
-be all on one floor or have very shallow steps.
-have lots of windows with lots of natural light
-have a room with a view and a door and lots of cabinetry for my hobbies/crafts.
-have a mud room between the garage and the house proper.
-have an "invisible" garage -- that is the garage is not visible or obvious from the front.
-have no carpeting.
-have a master bathroom with a medium-sized shower stall made of concrete and glass blocks.
-have a large walk in closet for just me, with built-in jewelry cabinetry
-have a yard with enough space for me to have a flower garden, with a walk way through it and a gazebo in the center.
-a large porch on front and screened porch on back.

Okay, that Sotheby's real estate page is a rabbit hole. You can search by style and the styles are varied and include "CASTLE"! Like this one: http://www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-682-4000014710/extraordinary-medieval-castle-torino-to-10018
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Arrynne on March 22, 2013, 12:15:28 PM
This:  http://www.lennar.com/New-Homes/California/Sacramento/Sacramento/The-Gardens-at-Vineyard-Point/The-Montiero-Plan-35-8

I fell in love with the layout.  It has a large living room next to the kitchen in the back, a smaller family room in the front, and a nice sized loft area on the second floor.  It also has a downstairs bedroom and bath for my in-laws when they get older.  I would turn the loft into a game room with a nice TV and big squishy couches.  I haven't decided what to do with the front family room, except that the Christmas tree would go there.   I love the big closets, including the Harry Potter closet under the stairs.  And it has an inside laundry room!!!  I'm so tired of doing the laundry in the garage. The only part I don't like, is it's on the opposite side of town from work.    I can dream though!


Unfortunately, my son's CP has been worse than we originally thought it would be.  We're on the fence about having a two story home at this point. 
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: mmswm on March 22, 2013, 12:32:11 PM
Unfortunately, my son's CP has been worse than we originally thought it would be.  We're on the fence about having a two story home at this point.

Two of my boys have mobility impairments.  I understand that dilemma.  I've looked at some wonderful homes only to say "I wish I could afford an elevator". I think that's part of why when I start "house dreaming" I tend to start looking at those wildly expensive homes in Coral Gables, because some of them do have elevators, and besides, if I could afford to buy a 20 million dollar home, I could certainly afford to install one!
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Kariachi on March 22, 2013, 12:34:43 PM
My dream house... *sigh*

Somewhere down by the Gulf Coast, maybe in southern Mississippi. A nice little cottage, two-story. A porch out front, a sun-room on the back, opening out onto a stone patio. At least .75 acres, maybe up to 1.25, enough space for a real nice flower garden out front and in back, with a section of the backyard set aside for a large vegetable garden. Preferably it'd back up to a canal or some such, some kind of waterfront, needing a fence to keep out the gators would be a bonus.

It would have at least one bedroom upstairs, with a study that either opened into or could open into the master bedroom, that would be where my computer and half my fish would go. A full bath upstairs with a half bath downstairs. A laundry room/pantry would open up behind the kitchen, which would have space for a dining set on the front end, no islands. The living room would be big enough to house a good sum of my books, as well as the other half of my fish and the tv. Hopefully enough space would be left for a couch and end table.  ;) No garage, I prefer carports.

I'd prefer a house that already had working solar panels, but I'm not afraid to handle that myself, along with all the other things I'd need to do to make it mine(hello wood paneling, would you like to go in my study? yes? oh yay!). Like the potted cacti, or the picket fence on three sides, with chain-link overlooking the water...

Preferably it would be in a location with good access to a farmer's market, a butcher, and a fishmonger.

This is the house I think of when I close my eyes... Just give me the bare bones, I'll make it perfect... Hedge, just give me the money and I'll build it...
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: magicdomino on March 22, 2013, 03:00:28 PM
But, but,  . . .  I like my house.  It's home.

Not that there isn't room for improvement.   :)  Aside from mundane remodeling, I'd like a really cool library, the kind with lots of wood in a modern style.  And a secret passage; I always wanted a secret passage with a doorway hidden behind a bookcase.  I'd like a really nice patio out back with a stone fireplace/grill, as opposed to the ancient ruins of a grill/incincerator.  If I had big bucks, I'd buy out a neighbor or two, knock down the house, and enlarge my empire.  County regulations won't let me have small livestock without buying out several neighbors, but the newly expanded yard could have a pond and/or a small forest, maybe a meadow.  Hm, yup, got to at least buy out the place behind me.   :D
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: zyrs on March 22, 2013, 03:43:23 PM
As I have gotten older it has changed.

One story.  2-car garage with shop area.  Flat yard with enough space for vegetable garden and an outbuilding.  Enough room for hobbies.  Fireplace.  More than one bathroom.  Walking distance to shopping and ocean.  Affordable area.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Mikayla on March 22, 2013, 04:09:50 PM
mmswm, I thought I was the only one who did this!  It's almost a hobby.  My latest dream one is in Annapolis with a view of the Severn River from inside the house.  I also want a real kitchen.  This one has a lot of promise but doesn't have many photos, and the kitchen is missing.  I'm sort of old fashioned on kitchens, I guess.  I don't care how pretty they are - I can fix that.  They do need boring stuff like counters and cabinets. 

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/1710-Porters-Hill-Rd_Annapolis_MD_21401_M56353-06645
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Mikayla on March 22, 2013, 04:30:08 PM
Oh, and now I have a question.  It was fun looking through these others, but why do realtors think it makes a house look better when they play with the colors and you end up with luminescent green grass, a pink tint to everything else, and just insane brightness?  Does anyone know?

My bro and SIL are realtors in Dallas and they don't know, but they're about the only ones who don't do it.  That Coral Gables one looks awesome, but the enhanced colors make my eyes hurt.  It's not like this isn't a gorgeous setting to begin with.  Big pet peeve of mine.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Just Lori on March 22, 2013, 04:33:26 PM
My dream home is a renovated old home with lots of little nooks and crannies and hiding spaces and secret tunnels.  My husband's dream home is any home on lots of land so he could have horses.

So, our dream home would be a renovated old farm house.  With horses. And as many dogs and cats as we could adopt before officially becoming crazy animal people.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: mmswm on March 22, 2013, 04:52:21 PM
I don't know about color enhancing.  I've done enough flyovers in that area, and the colors don't seem out of place to me.  The twilight pictures look like they were taken with filters, but overall, I'm not sure there was an awful lot of retouching done, at least in the outside shots.  That area is swimming in very old money, and these people have the funds to keep their lawns almost unnatural shades of bright green.  Also, pink stucco and pink highlighted landscaping/walkway rocks  are pretty common around here.*

*There's actually a really amusing story explaining why pink stucco became so widely used, even though most people find it unappealing.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Maude on March 22, 2013, 11:23:32 PM
The house/surrounds /location that was in the movie On Golden Pond".
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: squeakers on March 23, 2013, 02:09:31 AM
My dream house: zombie proof.

First floor has no doors or windows except for some 2 glass block windows set high on the wall. You use a retractable set of ladders to get up to the second floor to get inside.  Enclosed courtyard with a pool and a nice amount of green-space.

Inside 6 bedrooms, a solarium/greenhouse, an exercise room (huge, basketball court sized..with basketball hoops, rubber mats in the middle, rock wall to climb). A library, cat room and a computer room (which would be obsolete during a ZA but could then be used as a bedroom).

My real dream house: one that comes with a maid, housekeeper and a gardener.  We won't talk about the cabana boy  >:D
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: dawnfire on March 23, 2013, 06:34:12 AM
Squeekers: here's a zombie proof house for you

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/4956385434/the-first-zombie-proof-house
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: AmethystAnne on March 23, 2013, 09:08:50 AM
^^^^
I like it. It would be good if it were on a hill overlooking a grand vista.

I like our home. To make it even better, I would have a 3 story addition built onto the back of our house: the middle floor (an enclosed sunroom) would be at the same level as our current 1st floor, the level below it would be a 2 car semi-enclosed garage, the top floor would be an enclosed sun porch that would extend the width of the the back of the house.

And I would like a front porch that extends across the width of the house.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: squeakers on March 23, 2013, 12:30:41 PM
Squeekers: here's a zombie proof house for you

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/4956385434/the-first-zombie-proof-house

Now to win the lottery! 
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Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 23, 2013, 12:45:22 PM
Realistic dream house:

At least: 2K sq ft interior living space. 1 acre lot size.  3 BR, 2 bath, 300 sq ft kitchen (I'm tired of small kitchens), full finished basement.

I-could-die-happy-without-ever-leaving-my-property dream house:

http://www.privateislandsonline.com/islands/little-bokeelia-island
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: magicdomino on March 24, 2013, 02:35:49 PM
Squeekers: here's a zombie proof house for you

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/4956385434/the-first-zombie-proof-house

Hm, not sure about that dark concrete.  Perhaps it could have a stucco finish, or be painted.   Otherwise, I like the house.  It would be handy for more mundane apocalypses like tornadoes and hurricanes.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Library Dragon on March 24, 2013, 06:49:33 PM
Squeekers: here's a zombie proof house for you

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/post/4956385434/the-first-zombie-proof-house

Hm, not sure about that dark concrete.  Perhaps it could have a stucco finish, or be painted.   Otherwise, I like the house.  It would be handy for more mundane apocalypses like tornadoes and hurricanes.

POD on the tornadoes and hurricanes.  With that much glass I would feel like a gold fish unless I had acres and acres of land.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Redwing on March 28, 2013, 01:45:15 PM
While I may not have my dream house yet, I wouldn't mind having some of these things in it when I do: 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/things-that-definitely-belong-in-your-dream-home
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 28, 2013, 02:53:03 PM
While I may not have my dream house yet, I wouldn't mind having some of these things in it when I do: 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/things-that-definitely-belong-in-your-dream-home

No mention of one I really want: central vacuuming.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: heartmug on March 28, 2013, 04:50:35 PM
While I may not have my dream house yet, I wouldn't mind having some of these things in it when I do: 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/things-that-definitely-belong-in-your-dream-home

Porch swing day bed!
Rotating kitchen sink!

Those are some good ideas.

I have always wanted a balcony off my my bedroom with a view of the ocean.  I would have my coffee maker in the bedroom, with a timer, and wake up and drink my coffee on the balcony every morning.
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Post by: Diane AKA Traska on March 28, 2013, 05:13:16 PM
My ideal house has one, primary feature:  A kitchen and dining room that can be *completely* sealed off from the rest of the house.

As mentioned in another thread, I have a Living Stomach, and I hate having to lock up all the food because she will eat ANYTHING edible, or at least "sample" it.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: dawnfire on March 28, 2013, 07:05:02 PM
While I may not have my dream house yet, I wouldn't mind having some of these things in it when I do: 

http://www.buzzfeed.com/peggy/things-that-definitely-belong-in-your-dream-home

Porch swing day bed!
Rotating kitchen sink!

Those are some good ideas.

I have always wanted a balcony off my my bedroom with a view of the ocean.  I would have my coffee maker in the bedroom, with a timer, and wake up and drink my coffee on the balcony every morning.

I like the hidden room. A few years back I saw online i saw a place like that. I called it the adult hidey-hole.  there was a door at the back of the the walk in robe in the master bedroom which led to a big room (it looked they were using it for storage)
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: dawnfire on April 20, 2013, 01:15:28 AM
One of my favorite property in the area has come back on the market. It's been sitting vacant for at least 2 years or more

http://www.realestate.com.au/property-house-vic-eden+park-113521143
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: crella on April 20, 2013, 05:40:35 AM
That kitchen rocks!! Wow! I love my kitchen, but that one is fantastic. Lovely property.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Octavia on April 20, 2013, 07:47:42 AM
I'd be thrilled to have Jennifer Aniston's former home that was showcased in Architectural Digest - http://www.architecturaldigest.com/celebrity-homes/2010/jennifer-aniston-home-slideshow
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on April 20, 2013, 08:23:39 AM
That kitchen rocks!! Wow! I love my kitchen, but that one is fantastic. Lovely property.

Oh man, I love that kitchen, yes.  Counters....
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Lady Snowdon on April 20, 2013, 01:23:53 PM
That kitchen rocks!! Wow! I love my kitchen, but that one is fantastic. Lovely property.

Oh man, I love that kitchen, yes.  Counters....

See, I looked at that kitchen, and wondered where my dishwasher, stove, fridge, etc were.  I eventually found the stove, but it would irritate me unreasonably to have to go out of the kitchen area to get to my fridge and such!
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Diane AKA Traska on April 20, 2013, 03:35:42 PM
That kitchen rocks!! Wow! I love my kitchen, but that one is fantastic. Lovely property.

Oh man, I love that kitchen, yes.  Counters....

See, I looked at that kitchen, and wondered where my dishwasher, stove, fridge, etc were.  I eventually found the stove, but it would irritate me unreasonably to have to go out of the kitchen area to get to my fridge and such!

My fridge, sink, stove, dishwasher, microwave, and freezer are all within five paces of each other.  However, I have no cabinets or counters.  I am willing to walk a little more.
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: Mikayla on April 20, 2013, 05:20:07 PM
I am such a hot mess when it comes to kitchens.  I want rustic with a touch of French whorehouse.  It's not the done thing these days, which I hate!  Everybody wants sleek, and I wish I was cool, too.  But it ain't happening.

Here's my dream one.  If anyone wants to see it, it's photos 9-10 in the gallery:

http://www.realtor.com/realestateandhomes-detail/424-Sea-Hawk-Ct_Coppell_TX_75019_M83005-71127?row=1
 
Title: Re: S/0 House Hunting: What is your dream home?
Post by: BatCity on April 20, 2013, 07:27:56 PM
I'm happy to say I've done the huge house, and I a sooooo over it. Big houses are a pain...even if I were wealthy, I wouldn't live in one again. Taking care of it is a full time job.

My dream home is a single level, no more than 2500 square feet, with a single large living area and a large kitchen with a sweeping sit-down counter that just invites everyone to plunk down and hang with the cook. It has to be nice and light, and have a pleasant spot to sit outside.

The garage would just be for cars, but DH can have a 5000 square foot workshop so he can fill the house with lovely handmade furniture.