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Old 01-21-2014, 09:44 PM
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Default Your Dream House

What's your image of your dream house?
Where would it be located?
What are some must haves?
Do you already live in your dream home?

My dream house would be located in British Columbia, on 5-10 acres. The property would have a creek/pond and a mountain view. I'd like it to be 2-storeys, have 3 bedrooms, and TONS of windows.

Some must haves would be:
- a master bedroom with a good sized balcony that faces the mountains
- a dog room with access to a large outside fenced area.
- a fully decked out kitchen

I hope to live in BC one day, but it really depends on if my SO can stay with his company or find a new company out there with equally awesome people and pay.
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:07 PM
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3+ bedrooms
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Attached garage!!!
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Old 01-21-2014, 10:27 PM
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I pretty much have it.

Land (over ten acres) have thirteen
In the school district I want
Away from other houses
No lined country road
Woods with trails
Some good grazing land

For the house 3 bedroom and 2 bath. We have this but will eventually add on because it is an old house and the basement can no be set up as an extra living space like I am used to. Can always change the house- finding the right spot and land was the issue!!

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:37 PM
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Backbay Boston
3+ bedrooms (one master, 1 guest, 1 guest/dog bedroom/library)
huge bay windows
all hardwood/marble
walk in closet
Lobby/friendly doorman
Reading nook
Upper level only (12+ floor of building)

Doggy room crate setup/bed

Reading nook

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Old 01-21-2014, 10:41 PM
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Put a reading nook on my list of must haves too!

Also, I want polished concrete, cork or tile flooring throughout. I love hardwood, but it can scratch and dent so easily and definitely NO carpet!
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:09 PM
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My dream home would have to have a couple of acres out in Colorado. I can't decide what style of house I'd want, but I know I want a porch and back patio.

-Full, decked out kitchen with bar or island and breakfast nook
-Master bedroom/bath with walk in closet
-3 bedroom (Dog, guest, office)
-Formal Dining Room
-Hardwood Floors!

Everything else can be scaled down, I don't care. I just want the areas I care about to be NICE. My bedroom, my outside space, and my kitchen/dining areas. Everything else is meh.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:26 AM
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Four car garage or the ability to add one - attached or detached is acceptable.

Hardwood or tile floors.

Lots of windows.

Everything else I can renovate or add in later.
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Old 01-22-2014, 12:47 AM
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Location? I love Colorado so ideally here. Probably somewhere up in the mountains. I love Granby, and Jeromy is from Leadville. If not CO, then either Vermont (my favorite) or Maine (Jeromy's favorite.) Either would be acceptable.

Huge backyard (preferably acreage), ideally with a pond or near a creek and some woods, and with a full set of agility equipment. Medium sized house, ideally, eh... 3 bedrooms, I'd say! One for each of us - we'd co-habitate but both enjoy our alone time, so separate areas for that would be great. The third would be a dog room. One story, although a basement for storage would be nice. Nice, big kitchen! I love that reading nook, so add that in. *Minimum* of a 2-car garage, preferably more for Jeromy's cars/projects.

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Old 01-22-2014, 04:37 AM
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Oooooooooooooooh this is one i think about a lot
50-80 acres of course, partially wooded, relatively level. torn between building a sort of hobbit hole, or a castle. with turrets. and a moat. A BLOODY MOAT. or if im not allowed to be a child, just a sprawling ranch house would be nice. id build a private garden/pool off the master bedroom just for me, with one of those "natural" pools with plant filtration. fully screened in wraparound porch, all 4 sides of the house. hardwood floors, granite counters, gigantic kitchen. probably nerd ALL THE WAY out and design my bedroom like the tenth doctors tardis because those pillars are sexy. lots of huge windows, very open floorplan. okay now i need to win the lottery lol

edited: oh yeah and a shop so i can do stained glass again. gods i miss that
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:41 AM
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A small stone cottage, heated by a wood burner. An upstairs living room/library stretching the length of the building with full length windows. An open plan kitchen/dining room with a pantry and utility room off it. 2 bedrooms, a master bedroom with an ensuite.

Outside I want a minimum of 5 stables, large tack/feed room, a hay barn and a large garage. An extra barn and a large arena would be good as well. I would want a minimum of 15 acres and some sort of water feature would be great. I wouldn't be too fussed on location as long as it has all off those things. Somewhere near mountains would be nice though.
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