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Old 09-11-2016, 04:22 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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A covered front porch. I love to connect with our very friendly walkable neighborhood and the many neighbors who are good friends coming and going. A porch just doesn't go with the architectural style of our house.

Fortunately, neighbors down the street (who are among our best friends- he married us, I'm designing an addition for their family) have a great front porch and we go down often carrying drinks and appetizers and do some fine porch sittin' there. Whether they are home or not.
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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My garage is 1100 sf and it is still too darn small. I guess if I had a separate 500sf shop then my garage would be fine.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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I want an outside faucet for a hose.
That can always be added.

I wish I had one on both sides of the house, but i'm happy with the one. I just don't like that it's behind the central AC unit.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:33 PM
 
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That can always be added.

I wish I had one on both sides of the house, but i'm happy with the one. I just don't like that it's behind the central AC unit.
Exactly this is coming in the spring and we are seriously considering one for all sides.
We are waiting because of health issues for both of us this past year and we will need a new roof in the spring and we are also putting up a pole barn so we are going to get everything done at the same time.
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:42 PM
 
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A LARGE walk-in pantry where I can keep things at chest level.
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Old 09-11-2016, 06:13 PM
 
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Air conditioning
Adequate insulation
Adequate electrical capacity
Adequate refrigerator/freezer capacity
No druggies
No reeking nicotine addicts
No dealers
No growers
No registered sex offenders
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:03 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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If a home has a lot of space, it also pays a lot of taxes. So it depends on whether taxes are a factor.
Where do you live where square footage determines property taxes? Here in California, and everywhere else I have seen so far, the MARKET VALUE of the house (i.e. generally SALES PRICE) determines how much taxes one pays.

There are plenty of dinky, older homes valued at well over a million dollars in the immediate SF Bay Area and their property taxes are high because of the market value of the homes, whereas out in the boondocks where one might pay $400,000 for a 4,000 square foot house yet pay significantly lower property taxes.
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Old 09-11-2016, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I wish I had a second bathroom (or at least a half bath) in my condo. Also, some days I want central AC (my building definitely has the infrastructure to have it), but this rare so I don't really call this a true "wish" list item. Other than that, I don't really wish for anything . . . the person I bought my place from really hooked it up.
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Old 09-11-2016, 11:30 PM
 
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A deep bathtub, so I can soak in the tub without half my body sticking out and getting cold.
Bathtub and toilet in separate rooms, like the Japanese do.
Bidet toilets.
Automatic sinks that go on when your hand goes under them, so people don't get the faucet wet turning the water off.
A kitchen sink that's big enough to wash the big pans in.
Fruit and nut trees in the yard.
A greenhouse (with some tropical fruit trees).
Indoor heated swimming pool.
Lakeshore, with a sandy beach.
Secret passageways, tunnels, and hidden rooms.
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Old 09-12-2016, 01:12 AM
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Secret passageways, tunnels, and hidden rooms.
How do you know you don't have any?
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