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Old 01-26-2008, 08:00 PM
 
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An old farmhouse or colonial style.
Hardwood floors
Crown molding
Lots of large windows with no blinds
Security system
Huge kitchen with Viking range and double oven
Double fridge/freezer
Marble countertop on island
Ginormous Weasley-style hearth
Brick oven
Seperate formal dining room
5 bedrooms-large
Spa tub
Finished basement

Solar panels and small wind energy system
Geothermal water and heating
Rainwater reclamation system
Large composting system

Doggy door leading back to cat-fenced yard for kids and pets
Sunroom/Green house attached to house
50 acres of rolling farmland and preserved woods
Formal Monet-style garden
A real treehouse
Sheep barn and chicken coop
Huge old gnarly oak tree to climb
Yeah, that is pretty much mine also. I will add a large garden/orchard, fireplace in the master bedroom, fireplace inserts in other rooms, and a shop for DH!
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large kitchen with Island must have a dishwasher, I have not ever had one since leaving home.

Master bedroom big enough to have a reading/rocking nook. Since I co-sleep for 4 years I would love to have a space to rock gently, or read a book while little ones doze off etc, a fire place and window seat

sound proof room for musical instruments, noisey toys and of course for tv viewing when they are teens and have friends over.

LARGE chlidren's bedrooms. With so far 2 of each gender and talk of us having 2-4 more kids I want bedrooms big enough that the kids could spread out more. at least 4 bedrooms for the kids would be good.

A very very large school/playroom with lots of built in cupboards, big windows, and an inroom sink.

Library to house my large book collection, prefer to have this on the top floor with large skylights to allow for indoor telescope usage in the winter.

main floor laundry, huge pantry

big bathrooms, at least 2 full baths, and an ensuite. I am tired of bathrooms the size of closets.

A sizeable solarium/heated covered patio, that we can use year round.

Huge fenced backyard with trees for climbing, big gardens, a Koi pond

Definitely out of the city!

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Ahhh, my favorite daydream!

Master suites on 1st & 2nd floors w/walk-in closets
Wrap-around front porch
4 bedrooms
family room off eat-in kitchen with oversized island & pantry
at least one wood/gas fireplace
1st floor laundry
full, finished walk-out basement
attached oversized 2 car garage
dog-house dormers upstairs w/window seats & built-in storage

Lots of towering trees in the 1 acre+ yard; a small duck pond w/a weeping willow, some nice pines a japanese maple & several white birch but NO OAKS!!!

Thanks for this thread... I feel much better now!
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one that is happily functional for my family, on a bit of land and paid off
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We are living in our dream home..have been for a little over a year.

I now just dream of paying off the mortgage and burning that sucker!

Our dream house is 4 bedroom, three upstairs, one in the basement, 2.5 bathrooms, one of which is our ensuite and we have a walk in closet, a nice though not real big backyard, an office off the kitchen, open concept main floor.

It was custom built, is not real big(1500sqft) but big enough, in a small town (pop 1200) in rural Ontario.

I am so grateful for our home every day and our quality of life has improved dramatically with a house that was built exactly right for our family.

and I highly recommend that the laundry room be on the same floor as the bedrooms...in a bungalow on the main floor, in a two-story on the second floor(this is what we have)..it's just so sensible!

and we don't have much money to spend, we don't get to take trips or do lots but our home is warm and sweet and I love it!

ETA~I forgot..we have a nice big front porch too and underneath it is the cold room..I love that!

and my dh has his dream garage...3 car size!
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Ok- keep in mind, you said DREAM home:

http://www.thehousedesigners.com/pla...p?PlanNum=2251
http://www.amazingplans.com/catalog....&item_id=14816
http://www.amazingplans.com/catalog....&item_id=15741


But these are more within my reach and ethos:
http://www.tumbleweedhouses.com/houses.htm

And this is something I need before I leave this life:
http://www.winnebagomotorhomes.com/d....asp?id=432622
(or something along those lines )



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A porch, my dream home will have a front porch for me to sit on. A tub big enough for me and DH to soak in. A pantry with plenty of shelf room. And a laundry room upstairs( if it has stairs not a requirement). Oh also if it is a two story I want a back and front stair cases. It would be nice to have an office/library room with a pretty bay window.
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I would like a mudroom, a sunroom, a playroom, space for me and DH to each have our own hobby rooms, a garage, laundry NOT in the basement, enough space for the cats to be able to go outside safely, hardwood floors and tile (no carpet), pantry, built-ins. And no vinyl siding! That's all

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And this is something I need before I leave this life:
http://www.winnebagomotorhomes.com/d....asp?id=432622
(or something along those lines )

That is perfect! And, for what it is, it's not an outrageous price... I've seen some of those go for $225,000!
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those are great choices

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And just in case the thread dies before someone gets around to saying it:




Yurts rock!



http://www.rainieryurts.com/gallery.html



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Pantry and true root cellar. Off the kitchen or someplace really easily accessible so I don't have to put on a coat, hat and boots to go get potatoes and carrots from a separate root cellar. Right now my pantry's literally under the kitchen down in the basement (so it's a circuitous route down there), and I have no root cellar because our entire house is too warm/laid out weird. I do a lot of canning, so that's important to me.

A mudroom would be nice, but I'd need two with our current house - it's not really set up well for a central mudroom like my grandparents' houses.

Besides that? A better floorplan, our current wood stoves, a heated greenhouse for year-round plant/food growing, a shop for hubby, a small orchard and weed-free garden somewhere on the property, blah blah blah.

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I thought this home was close to my dream home -- 5-br Victorian w/ tower and attic and basement that could be finished for more living space.

Having lived in it, the one big "fault" has made it very difficult to live in -- completely inadequate closet space (single-wide and about 8" deep). No linen closet, broom closet, mudroom, clothes closets too shallow to fit a hanger). I have huge floor space, but jackets, bags, brooms/mops, etc., are all over the place. One of the advantages -- tons of windows -- make it difficult to put in shelves, armoires or free-standing closets to pick up the slack so . . .

--Finished basement with built-in shelves, cabinets, entertainment center.
-- open floor plan for kitchen/dining/living, with mudroom, laundry and pantry
--3 modest BR w/ walk-in closets and 2 full baths/2 half
--attic for storage
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I'm not exactly sure what my dream home is but as of yesterday I have purchased the one acre lot for it. DH and I are going through various floor plans right now. Hopefully it will be built by summer.
I do know it will only be one story. After years of living in a two story home I'm getting too old and my knees are tired of up and down stairs 100 times a day.
And I do know it will be as energy efficient as possible and will have a huge garden in the backyard.

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When I'm about to go off the deep end I sit in front of the computer and "play" with Seria Home Arcitect... a program that draws a 3d rendering of a space while you design a 2d layout. And then you can decorate, landscape, etc. It's VERY soothing.

Lately I dream of waking up and walking straight from my bed towards a slightly cool body of water, and jumping in for an invigorating quick swim. It feels like this is what my body needs, and it would solve all my various life problems by giving me energy, support, comfort, and focus. We live in somewhat cramped government subsidized family housing in Eastern Canada, and this nastier-than-usual winter has me feeling far to Yang.
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