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