Owning a forever home is probably my biggest dream in life (along with my family), so I am kind of picky and nervous about that. I’m sure we’ll end up getting a starter home, and I think ultimately we’ll build just because of my specifications.
*Enough bedrooms that all our kids have their own room with a spare for guests
*Good school district
*Master suite with walk in closet and our own bathroom
*Two stories *Mancave *Office/homework room for the kids
*Large, well equipped kitchen — DH and I both enjoy cooking and do it a lot, and I can just see it being a central family hub
*Open layout between kitchen/family room area
*Dining room — I really want to host holidays
*”Enough land for a horse” and the barn that goes with it
*MUDROOM — Seriously, seriously, need a mudroom for DH to take his dirty gross work clothes off without messing up the house. (I’m talking farm manure, diesel fuel soaked, dirt encrusted boots and pants, etc.)
*Secluded but close to town
*I really want ALL windows to have the split panes, and I want the rooms to have windows all around. I hate it when you have those kind of pretty windows at the front and then a mismatched dinky little window off to the side. And a nice front door, while we’re at it!Mixed stone/siding exterior
It’s kind of a generic list, but let’s be honest here, I’m just really picky. I also realize I’m probably going to need to win the lotto to make it happen as I envision it! I’ve thought about it a lot.
And my ultimate unrealistic but deseperately want it anyway: an acre or two of pond for fishing and swimming!
KristenGettingMarried, that place is stunning!