Portcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1615 posts, RR: 4 Posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 886 times:
If you could build any home, what features would you want in it, and WHERE would you build it? What size lot would you build on?
Build in Squamish (Near Montreal). Very wooded and secluded. No big-city feeling.
All-brick tri-level with an elevator inside and numerous windows.
Large Sunroom attached to back of house.
1 Bedroom- Large with Bigscreen TV and a king-size bed and walk-in closet and private bath.
2 Full baths with carpet and marble sinks, spa, and shower with glass door. Gold towel racks and large cabinets.
Computer room on 3rd floor with chandalier and 5 PCs for LAN parties. Complete with fake palm trees for decoration.
Massive skylights on the roof for cheap lighting.
Living room with leather couches and nice plushy captain's chair and ottoman. Bigscreen HDTV, also.
2 large glass sliding doors leading into Sunroom.
2-Car garage for my old S-10 and other junk.
Concrete driveway with runway lights lining it.
National_757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 872 times:
The only thing I know about my dream home is that it has to be in San Diego!
You can't ask for any better weather than San Diego weather. It has beaches, it's close to everything. It's in California. Best of all, it's close to VEGAS!
Canada Mike From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 149 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 862 times:
Definately a big loft condo in heritage building, or a reconverted old factory or something like that. I want to be right downtown in Toronto or Montreal, with huge floor-to-ceiling windows so I could look out over the cityscape (much more beautiful than any seashore or such, IMHO). I'd do the whole thing in art-deco style, with lots of bright colours all over.
I always wanted to do something like turn an old fire hall or school into a house, I think that would be cool. A friend of mine lives in a reconverted church, and it's one of the sweetest houses I've ever been in.
I'd love to buy the old Wellesley Central Hospital (corner of Wellesley & Sherbourne in downtown T.O.) and turn it into apartments...
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40035 posts, RR: 74
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 854 times:
I'd love to get an Eichler design house just a block from ware I live now on the other side of Twin Peaks here in San Francisco . They have a view of the city and the East Bay.
Or one build on Lake Superior just north of Duluth, Minnesota on a hill top in the woods.
As you can see, I like the straight lines, exposed beams, globe lights, court yards and very large rooms. I really like the 1960s & early 1970s artchitecture.
American_4275 From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 1076 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 824 times:
That's some interesting taste you got there.
The outside is nice, especially the back yard but the inside makes me want to throw up. But whatever floats your boat, man.
My dream house would be very big. Not too many walls. It would probably have a contemporary look to it cuz the contemporary style fascinates me. Additionally, the first picture that dripstick provided looks AWESOME. I would LOVE To have something like that.
Flight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3407 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 815 times:
I like the newer homes with 2 story spaces in areas such as the foyer (with a curved staricase) and in the family room. In the kitchen, my personal favorite is cherry cabinets with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
Here are a few pictures to show what my house would look like.
In this facade, I love the brick front with the large windows and pillers.
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 788 times:
Superfly, so you live close to twin peaks? My grandparents live right between twin peaks, and that tv tower. Its about a 6 minute walk to twin peaks, and a 3/4 minute walk to the reservoir. Theyve got a great view of the tv tower from their kitchen window...is that the area where that house is? You pretty close to there to?
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 778 times:
1. Fleming Street in Key West. Big, hundred fifty year old sea captains house, surrounded by a lush lawn, palm trees and six toed Hemingway cats. Dade County pine floors, celing fans and a big porch to nap on.
2. Old Mission Peninsula, Grand Traverse County, Michigan. a big new sprawling estate right on the spine of the hills, overlooking both bays. Heated indoor outdoor pool, jacuzzi, home theater, big gas guzzlin Expedition out front, and a coupla sloppy dogs.
3. Chatham, Cape Cod Mass. Up the street from Chatham Bars Inn. Old turn of the century Cape Codder with porch , boat dock across the street, big brass telescope looking out towards the cold sea.
4. That flat that John Cleese and Jamie Lee Curtis shagged in in A Fish Called wanda (help me out here, Brits....London Docklands, or directly across the Thames from them?)...that didn't suck either!
NormalSpeed From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 743 times:
Not too large. Single level with a basement. I like the brick and half-timber look. If and when I'm a rich pilot, I'll look for (or build) something like this. I don't mind living in the typical suburban neighborhood, but I'd like it to be the upscale part of the 'burbs. Also, I'd like a lot of trees around.
Also, golf course and airport proximity are other factors that I'd need to consider.
The fact of the matter is that I'm not really picky, and I'd live just about anywhere that looked nice. But golf course proximity is non-negotiable.
As far as location, I think I'd be okay anywhere with trees, seasons, oceans and/or mountains.