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Old 09-01-2007, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Worldwide
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Want to share it with me? Mine is The Farnsworth House. But right on a beach, please.
CBB, it's a deal. We'll throw in a few mountains in the background!
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:29 AM
 
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Default from wv...MINE would be

ah...a thoughtful post!

MINE would be...WHITE inside! or mostly so,
tile floors.
kinda small. but with sorta high ceilings.
all one floor.
a nice hearth & mantel
roomy. square master bedroom
with attached or adjacent bath plus walk-in closet
and one guest room with bath
manageble lot with charming landscaping...not too much

wistfully pictured this...then walked INTO it, visiting in hilton head, s.c.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Historic Bessemer Alabama
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We own our dream home! 5800Sq feet, 5br, 3ba, k, dr, lr, breakfast room, sunroom, laundry room, 10ft ceilings, 8 fireplaces, full unfinished basement, transom windows over every door.............Early Eclectic built in 1900





here is a picture taken in 1940..........








other houses in our community can be seen at MySpace.com - Historic Homes of Bessemer, Al. - 32 - Male - Bessemer, Alabama - www.myspace.com/historichomes_bessemer

and Bessemer Historical Homeowners Association
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Old 09-01-2007, 04:48 PM
 
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Mine's on a lake in the Ozarks, with 4 seasons, and lots of fishing... and a fireplace!

That's what we're having built now........ Yahooo! Soon to be completed..
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Old 09-02-2007, 04:03 AM
 
Location: alt reality
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I know this may sound weird but mine is a bad a$$ loft downtown where the building looks like crap on the outside but on the inside, it looks awesome. Something about exposed beams and floor-to-ceiling windows, they just keep calling me, LOL! Maybe its something to apsire to for retirement if I ever sell my current home.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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We own our dream home! 5800Sq feet, 5br, 3ba, k, dr, lr, breakfast room, sunroom, laundry room, 10ft ceilings, 8 fireplaces, full unfinished basement, transom windows over every door.............Early Eclectic built in 1900





here is a picture taken in 1940..........
got to love the painted ladys. are the colors of your house the origonal colors? most homes of the victorian era had three colors. Base color of the house, trim color, and window frame color


My dream home is quite a bit unusual. Most designers I know think im out of my mind wanting something with a Mansard roof. but I love my Second Empire Victorian homes. Of course if I could not get an origonal example to move here into colorado (very few second empire homes in colorado, unlike queen anne)

here is an example

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Old 09-02-2007, 02:15 PM
 
Location: Zebulon, NC
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My dream house - the Heck-Andrews house in downtown Raleigh, built in 1870, about 1/2 block from the governor's mansion.
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Old 09-02-2007, 07:20 PM
 
Location: IN
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A fully insulated log cabin style house with around 2500 sq feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the northwoods near a lake. I think living in a larger house is wasteful if you do not need the extra space. I have simple needs and am easy to please.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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A fully insulated log cabin style house with around 2500 sq feet with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in the northwoods near a lake. I think living in a larger house is wasteful if you do not need the extra space. I have simple needs and am easy to please.
I'm with you. My dream house is my ex-in-laws' lakefront cabin in northern Wisconsin. If I ever find out that place is for sale, I'm going to do my damnedest to buy it. I just hope I have the means by then.

Here's a look at the front as you drive up from the road:



Doesn't look like much, does it?

Now, here's a view of the back, the part that faces toward the lake:



So it's basically four stories. Here's a rundown of each level, bottom to top:

BASEMENT. Contains a wet bar, entertainment center (TV, stereo, etc.), and lots of seating. One half-bath. Opens out to a patio with spectacular lake views. Stairway goes down to the lake.

BEDROOM LEVEL. Two bedrooms. Each has a sliding door to the lower deck overlooking the lake. Also two full baths on this level.

LIVING ROOM/DINING ROOM LEVEL. Open floor plan. Another full bathroom. Three-season enclosed porch off to the side.

LOFT. Extra bedroom above half the living room/dining room level.

Another picture, this one at night to get an idea of the cathedral ceiling and the loft on the top level:

http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...nt-night-2.jpg

What you can't see in the pictures is that there is another bedroom with its own bathroom above the garage. It is connected to the house via a walkway which you can kind of see between the two in the first picture. There is potential to create another loft space in the garage-bedroom if one were so inclined.

In addition to the two decks attached to the house (one on the living room/dining room level, one on the bedroom level), there is also a deck on top of the boathouse that sits right on the shoreline. Here are some views from of the lake from the various decks:





http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...1&d=1188788847

http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...8&d=1188788861

http://www.city-data.com/forum/attac...1&d=1188788903


Damn I miss that place.
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Old 09-03-2007, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Historic Bessemer Alabama
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got to love the painted ladys. are the colors of your house the origonal colors? most homes of the victorian era had three colors. Base color of the house, trim color, and window frame color


My dream home is quite a bit unusual. Most designers I know think im out of my mind wanting something with a Mansard roof. but I love my Second Empire Victorian homes. Of course if I could not get an origonal example to move here into colorado (very few second empire homes in colorado, unlike queen anne)

here is an example


The oldest picture we have is the B&W from 1940. Not sure what the original color was. The color was on it when we bought it. I think we are gonna go with a little brighter cream color or a real light blue.
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