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Old 04-14-2017, 11:24 AM
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I wanted to live in my Grandparents home in one tiny room that was connected to my Aunt's room.
If I remember correctly it was dormer space made into a room with a bed in it.
To me it was huge but at 4 or 5 years old everything is huge.
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:21 PM
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While I loved Tudor and French Normandy the one I lusted after the most was a boxy style yellow stone exterior Country French. I had no idea what they were called so had to look on the internet for examples to name them. Probably built in the 1920s when opulent houses were in.

All my favorite homes were in a rich section of town that the industrial barons lived in. They tended to have large leaded glass windows and what I imagined were rich wood paneled and beamed rooms. Even the elcheapo homes where we lived had great wood work.

When I got older and went away to college, one summer I rented from a family in CA who lived in a ranch. I had never seen such a house. All the rooms on one floor. I loved the concept!
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Old 04-14-2017, 12:34 PM
Location: Venus
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As a kid, I wanted to live on a farm so I could have all the cats I wanted. But, the idea of having a house with secret rooms still appeals to me as an adult. I have the Victorian but, alas, no secret rooms.

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Old 04-14-2017, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Michigan Transplant View Post
There was a house I used to pass by when coming or going to my sister's house. It had a creek running along side of it. I always said, as a kid, that I wanted that house when I grew up.
I also loved a house we used to drive by in our town.

Well I own it now. Sheesh. What a money pit! But it's the cutest house in town! And its mortgage free. Best part.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:01 PM
Location: Somewhere in America
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My dream home was one where I was no longer abused by my parents. I loved my grandparents house because I was safe there. As an adult, it's a really crappy, falling down house, but it was safe and I still feel safe there.
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Old 04-14-2017, 01:59 PM
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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My dream house then (and now) is a Victorian/antique styled house with wrap around porch, gables, etc.

While our current home isn't a victorian or an antique, it does have a traditional style and a wrap around porch. The many bay windows however is reminiscent of the era in which it was constructed (late 80s). Who knows, at retirement age I may get my Victorian dream home after all.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:16 PM
Location: Boise, ID
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I was lucky enough to grow up in a very large, very nice home that my parents designed and built. 6000 square feet on 3/4 of an acre with a trampoline, pool, basketball court and volleyball pit in the yard. The basement had a pool table, foosball table, air hockey table and a room to store all our games that is bigger than most people's closets. So to dream of anything else would be just greedy. My house WAS the dream house.

But oddly enough, the house that I've always literally dreamed about (as in the house where my actual dreams most often take place) was my grandparents house, which was a weird one that started as a basement house which they had added on to over the course of 40 or 50 years, so it had odd levels (it had 4 half levels, 2 of which were below ground at least partway) and staircases all over the place. I still dream about it today, even though it was sadly torn down a few years ago.

Funny though, as an adult, I shudder at the thought of maintaining or paying for that much house. Hubby and I built a 1250 square foot house and love it. We've been here 14 years now, and intend to stay forever.
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Old 04-14-2017, 03:26 PM
Location: Rural Wisconsin
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Orchard House (Little Women)

I would have loved to have been transported back 100 years and taken the place of one of the March sisters. (My choice would have been Meg.)
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Old 04-14-2017, 04:03 PM
Location: in a parallel universe
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I always wanted a huge Victorian with a turret and a big wrap around porch and all the fancy decorative wood trim inside and out.

Now, not so much. Too much to clean.
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Old 04-14-2017, 05:21 PM
Location: Kansas City North
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I say a big ole Southern Colonial like Tara. Big wide porch with columns where my beaux would be begging to take me to the ball. Fiddle dee dee.
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